African athletes show up in beautiful traditional attires at the Olympics

African countries have been drawing all the attention online since their appearance at the opening ceremony of the ongoing Olympic Games in Tokyo. Athletes from countries such as Kenya, The Gambia, Nigeria, Cameroon, Senegal among others displayed the traditional attires of their respective countries at the event.

Representatives from Kenya, a country located at the Eastern part of Africa for instance appeared at the ceremony in their beautiful traditional attire, the Maasai regalia with Rugby sevens captain Andrew Amonde and women’s volleyball skipper Mercy Moim waving the national flag whilst other countries also took turns to match with their country colors. 

These athletes stole the show completely with the beautiful and colorful attires after their appearance. Their sense of traditionalism was highly recognized by both the fans and organizers of the game.

Athletes from Saint Vincent and the Grenadines make their entrance at the Summer Olympics.
From the Caribbean Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. WILLIAM WEST/AFP via Getty Images

On social media, a lot of people are drooling over the videos and images with massive reactions. Many sports enthusiasts, especially Africans express their pride in the athletes for putting the continent and its culture on the world map.

This is not the first time the African traditional attire has warned hearts at a major international event in 2021. It could be recalled that, Tanzania Musician Naseeb Juma, known popularly as Diamond Platnumz also stole the show at the 2021 Black Entertainment Television (BET) awards ceremony after rocking the regalia with its full detail.

Maasai attire, one of the many attracting more reactions is typical of ethnic groups inhabiting northern, central, and southern Kenya and northern Tanzania. The culture has over the years drawn some loved worldwide due to its beautiful nature. Many people travel all over the world to these areas to just have a feel of the traditional dressing and have fun with the people.

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