- A Twitter user identified as @main_wolfgirl ignited a debate on the microblogging platform on why ladies don waist beads
- While others could not figure out the reason why most ladies don belly beads, some noted that it could be a trap for turning on a husband easily
- Many of them denied the cultural links that is often associated with it; they debunked the myth that it is a witchcraft activity
Donning a waist bead also known as belly beads is a common practice among many Kenyan and African women and cultural practice to serve many celebratory purposes.
However, the practice has been picked up by women across the country for various reasons with a fraction of them using it as an invisible yet perceptible signal to a husband or lover.
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Why do ladies don waist beads?
A Twitter user identified as @main_wolfgirl asked on the microblogging platform why women wear waist beads and they all gave different reasons.
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"I have a waist bead but I even don't know its purpose," she wrote.
Internet users respond to the post
As usual, Kenyans trooped to the comment section with hilarious answers but some gave reasonable reasons.
Here are some reactions:
"For beauty and keeping track of your tummy weight. At least that's the purpose of it."
"It varies with colours."
"Appetizer kwa mumeo tu."
"Keeps track of ur waistline. Beauty."
"In my culture widows with immense sex drive wear those."
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The year 2020 marked the beginning of a new era that many people would rather love to forget following the emergence of coronavirus and the destruction it caused.
However, it appears some people have decided to make a fashion statement out of the experience. One of such people is a lady who made a skirt using multiple nose masks.
In the video which has since gone viral on social media, she first cleans the masks using a washing machine before sewing or glueing them up together to make a skirt.