The general population of Ovahimba and Ovazimba clans in the Kunene and Omusati locales in Northern Namibia have a maintained culture that has challenged western impact and unsettling. With a populace of more than 50,000, the ladies take part in the day by day movement of draining their bovines, dealing with the kids and other broad obligations while the men go chasing leaving, some of the time, for an all-inclusive timeframe. These travelers’ riches is controlled by the quantity of cows one has. A polygamous people, the Himba girls are offered to male accomplices chosen by their dads once they accomplish adolescence.
Give honour to whom it is due: This saying is applied differently in this tribe. When a visitor comes knocking, a man shows his approval and pleasure of seeing his guest by giving him the Okujepisa Omukazendu treatment. This practice literally means that his wife is given to his guest to spend the night while the husband sleeps in another room. In a case where there is no available room, her husband will sleep outside.
This handed down tradition has its “benefits” in the community: it reduces jealousy and fosters relationships. The woman has little or no opinion in the decision making. Submission to her husband’s demands come first. She has an option of refusing to sleep with him but has to sleep in the same room as the guest. She is also entitled to give her friends to her husband when they visit but this rarely happens.