gerewol festival



A short video snippet recording the Wodaabe festival Gerewol, where the men carefully beautify themselves and perform in front of an opinionated female crowd in the hope of attracting their affectations.

“Have you found a beau? What is it that strikes you first?”

“Oh, certainly none of these fellows.”

“How is that possible? Did none of the faces strike you? There is a lot of choice.”


“No wonder, I haven’t competed yet!”