The Wodaabe (Fula: Wodaabe), also known as the Mbororo or Bororo, are a small subgroup of the Fulani ethnic group. They are traditionally nomadic cattle-herders and traders in the Sahel, with migrations stretching from Southern Niger through Northern Nigeria, Northeastern Cameroon, Southwestern Chad, and the western region of the Central African Republic. The number of Woborate was estimated in 2001 to be 100,000. They are known for their elaborate attire, rich cultural ceremonies, face painting to showcase their beauty, and attract admirers.
BEYOND THE BEAUTY