Nigerian pop singer, Yemi Alade, has revealed that a Masai, from a tribe in Kenya offered 20 cows for her hand in marriage.
The 30-year-old revealed this on Instagram on Friday when she posted a photo of herself in Maasai attire.
The photo was taken from the making of the video of her hit single titled “Shekere“ featuring Grammy Award winner Angélique Kidjo. Sekere is the African version of a tambourine, where the music diva revamps Kidjo’s classic “Wombo Lombo.”
According to the singer, a Masai had offered 20 cows for her hand in marriage, but was discouraged by his friend who said she was ‘fat and can’t build houses’.
“A Masai Offered Me 20 cows For My hand in Marriage, but his friend said that I am fat😂😂😂 and I can’t build houses!😂😂” she wrote.
Yemi Alade went on to share some facts about the Masai, “The first and oldest wife’s house is usually the first followed by the second wife’s and the others respectively… A lot of the Maasai Youth are educated and still very cultured, building houses from a skillful mix of cow dung, mud, and water.”
The Maasai are a Nilotic ethnic group inhabiting northern, central and southern Kenya and northern Tanzania. They are among the best known local populations internationally due to their residence near the many game parks of the African Great Lakes, and their distinctive customs and dress.