It’s evil to give children tribal marks without consent evil – Toke Makinwa

TV presenter, Toke Makinwa has strongly condemned the age-old custom of using tribal marks for identification which was practiced by certain ethnicities.

The media personality argued that carrying out the act without the children’s consent is a form of cruelty brought upon them.

It's evil to give children tribal marks without consent evil - Toke Makinwa

Makinwa expressed her opinion in a series of posts via her Twitter (X) account as she recalled meeting an influencer who had tribal marks, sparking her reflections on the long-standing tradition.

She noted that even though she admires the beauty of people with tribal marks, she is thankful that the practice has been abolished.

The show host, who revealed that her grandmother was marked, reiterated that her disapproval was due to the lack of consent involved and not the beauty of the tribal marks on the person’s face.

Makinwa wrote; “Today I saw a beautiful influencer with tribal marks and it made me think about the cruelty that culture brought upon us. Marking a child without his/her consent as a means of identification is Evil, I know our parents didn’t know any better but damnnnn!!!!

“Thank God it’s abolished now. My grandma had tribal marks too. Some on her face and her arms, I wonder what life was like when she was younger walking around with it, though I’m sure a lot of people around her had the same but thank God it’s cancelled now…

“It’s not the beauty or lack of but the lack of consent. But yeah, I’ve seen a couple of beautiful people with tribal marks”.