Berla Mundi shares throwback photo of performing puberty rites

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GHOne TV presenter Berla Mundi has caused a stir on social media after sharing a throwback photo of her time as a contestant in the Miss Malaika beauty pageant. In the photo sighted by YEN.com.gh, Berla Mundi was performing the puberty rites, the ‘Otofo’ as the people of Ga call it. Adorned in a lot of beads, Berla had only a white piece of cloth around her chest and waist to cover her privates. Sharing the photos, Berla wrote: “9 years ago!!!! When I was still hustling for a car. I performed the ‘Otofo’, which is a type of puberty rite performed by the Ga people of Ghana to initiate teenage girls into womanhood. #missmalaikaghana2010. Let’s rep our culture today. Where are you from and what’s your local name? I’m from the Greater Accra Region of Ghana. My local name is Korkor Larteley Addardey.

 

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