The Yoruba tribal marks are scarification which are specific identification and beautification marks designed on the face or body of the Yoruba people. The tribal marks are part of the Yoruba culture and are usually inscribed on the body by burning or cutting of the skin during childhood.
The primary function of the tribal marks is for identification of a person’s tribe or family and it is a key factor to the people’s survival and existence. Families or individuals lacking the normal features consistent with the tribe are not considered as acquiring full standing as agents in Yoruba society.
While understanding that tribal mark is not peculiar to the Yoruba people alone, but other parts of the country, the celebrities who have tribal marks on their face are mostly Yoruba people.
Here’s a list of some popular Nigerian celebrities with traditional tribal marks on their face, Click “Continue Reading” to see them.