There are a few native communities in Nigeria where men and beautiful women walk around and carryout their day-day activities stack naked
Despite being in the 21st century, these rural communities have managed to preserve their culture and continue to practice nudity.
Meet the naked tribes of Nigeria:
These hill-dwelling people live in the Alantika Mountains, spanning the border between the southeast of Yola, the capital of AdamawaState in Nigeria, and Northern Cameroon.
Hidden away in these hills, they move around freely naked or near-naked in leaves and loincloths.
They were discovered in 1986 by a corps member in the then-Gongola State of Northern Nigeria. The inhabitants are now officially recognized as Nigerians and with 17 villages surrounding them on the Nigerian side.
The Koma people believe in a supreme being called Zum or Nu. Reportedly, some International NGOs are working with the communities to help preserve the Koma culture and promote tourism.
Located in Birnin Amina in Rijau Local Government Area in Niger state. It is an ancient rural community who pride themselves of being free of civilisation and independent of support from the government.
According to the Maiunguwa (chief), “We don’t need the government to live a wonderful life here. After all, we have been managing ourselves well for ages.”
“Currently, we are about 500 men and women along with about 150 children. We are on our own. We believe strongly in our customs and traditions and we don’t need any religion or government to come here and change us.”
They practice nudity as a major part of their culture. They only cover the bottom half of their bodies with wrappers when they have to go sell their farm produce (corn, millet, peanuts, beans, and rice) at the market.
The chief further added “What attracts men is not nudity. Our men are attracted by how women plait their hair, good manners and the tattoos the young ladies have. Western civilisation is another man’s culture. Why must we embrace it, leaving our own that was handed over to us by our forefathers?”
They use donkeys as their only means of transport. This remote community do not speak English or Hausa, they speak their native language — Kambari instead.
They were discovered by a Nigerian journalist named Stephen Osu. After a nine-hour mountain climb, he found these descendants of the Kwararafa Kingdom scattered around on the mountains in Gashaka Local Government Area of Taraba State.
They live naked, choosing to cover certain parts of their bodies with leaves. These leaves and grass are used to cover their bed — a bamboo mat.
To get a wife, a young Jibu man must serve the family of his bride for five years. The wife to be must also conceive within this period. If the woman does not get pregnant, then it is believed that the gods are against the union.
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