Kenyans Voted Ugliest in Africa
Kenyans were last weekend voted the funniest looking people in Africa. With 48 participating nations in the Annual Most Beautiful People of Africa Awards, held at the Gregor Theater in Bloemfontein SA, Kenya took the last position, dislodging Zambia and reclaiming the title it held in 2000.
It posted 7 points out of a possible 540 points. The top position was taken by Rwanda, followed by Cameroon and then Ethiopia as second runner up. The last three positions were Kenya at 48, Zambia at 47, then Gabon, at 46. The judges said they gave their points based on presentation, physical appearance, grooming, communication and other areas.
Coincidentally this came just a week after an article on Kenyans appeared in the Pretorian Bird. The article, in the entertainment section, claims Kenya has the funniest looking president on earth, and a VP with a strange looking head. It goes on to say that Kikuyu women and Luo men pose the most weird features.
"Women from the Kikuyu community have small legs, totally no figures, and a little exeggerated heads. They lack good behinds and those who have them look like inflated baloons.They are shaped like pyramids turned upside down.A big upper frame and an almost inviscible lower bit.
Luo men on the other side have distorted facial features..say big lips and huge noses or should we call them knobs. Kikuyu men are also unproportional, and most of them are stunted. They walk leaning foward. Plus they have long rusty teeth."
"Those from Kisii Districts are small people, the average Kenyan man will stop growing at 5'2"...5'4" tops. Kisii men have mango shaped heads, and bowed legs, a feature also common in in their Luhya counterparts."
He goes on to describe Kaleos as "Funny little pitch black emaciated fellows, raking in millions from the track. However long they'll remain in Europe, their features never improve". "Nandis will have rounded foreheads, and thin, long arms". While occupants at the coast province are said to have "Wide faces, almost like a widescreen telly, especially taitas,and durumas"
"Kenyans do not know the meaning of good grooming" The writer says. "The women hate their dark skins and opt for mercury bleachs which mess them up. The result: A scary (unpigmented)light face, black legs, and a black back". As much as the Kenyan accent, of standard english is admired, "there's too much mothertounge interference, common in Merus, Kisiis, and Kikuyus".
While Luos were pointed out as to be suffering from chronic 'braggitis'. The research funded by the institute of Primate Research at the University of St. Kenkley, also noted that Kenyan men are very marketable in the Kimberely area of SA and parts of the Guateng region. Reason, they are big, hopeless spenders.
Moral lesson, "Be careful dating a Kenyan online." Accepting the Award Ambassador Kinyesi, complained of biased judging. Also present were dignitaries from all around Africa.
How damn have we become? Ugliest looking??? where does this kind of thinking come from except our colonial hangover.
Been watching too much from Hollywood and use the lens to decide who is beautiful or ugly. Sooo disappointed at the low self esteem of our people. Why not just present talent. Rememeber the beautiful ones are not yet born.
I thought Kenya had good looking people due to the fact that they are close to Ethiopia which is 80% beautiful. However after watching the news reports coming after the tragic mall incidents, I would have to say that I have never seen so many ugly looking people in my life. The women and men have oblong heads shaped like the pit of a peach fruit.
Guide2Uganda, go chat shit else where, I don't know what Kenyan people or places you've visited to witness all this bullshit! Clearly you lack anything important in your life that's why you have all the time in the world to create these silly theories.....
I disagree with that judgement.
as far as i believe this is crap from river rd, i haven't heard the mention of e.g.Guinea which has the most ugliest players which scared the Ghanian players during African games.
There are 42 tribes in kenya y take 10 only? You shuold have taken all tribes into cosinderation before making your jugdement.
This study is not scientific. I think the writter for personal reasons wanted the reaction he is getting. Does it matter whether he used 10 tribes or 2?
Why u guys mad tho?? LMAO
I am Kenyan and i do agree with the results of the research especially about Kikuyu women, yes they have ugly shapes.
With their ugly shapes tell me why are they the most marketable women in Kenya. Most tribes want to get married to a kyuk.
I don't agree with the poster about Kenyans being ugly, neither do I agree with the fellows saying that Kikuyu women are ugly because they are not. They may have queer shapes but they're not ugly.
However, please don't insult Kenyans by saying that Kikuyus are the most marketable women. You're living in total denial. Kikuyu women rank lowest among women to marry in this country. It's only your men who prefer you to others and that's because other woman would never touch them with a 10-foot pole. They also rank lowest among the marketable men.
kikuyu women r very ugly
Lillian r u that bitch that used 2 wrk nght shift at Koinange with cracked lip n ironed asshole? Thats Wat I thought.
So funny article. I laughed for hours when reading this..anyway, I thought Kenyans were most beautiful in the world. Funny how "beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder". I think the beholder in this article was blind..Nigerians,Ghanians, infact all Western Africa has very ugly people, you can confuse them with monkeys
You can confuse West Africans for monkeys? Really Ladybird? Then why was the first African to win the coveted Miss World title from Nigeria? And have you ever seen the beauties from Senegal, Gambia, Ivory Coast and Guinea? Don't talk what you don't know. West Africans have their fair share of beauties. The Igbos of Nigeria for instance are among the most beautiful women this continent has produced. Tembea uone.
While I believe this article if is useless and we are beautiful, I can tell you for sure, Nigerians are among the most beautiful people I've seen, especially the girls in my school and I live in Virginia. West Africans are beautiful I have some of them as friends. It is more shameful that they do not even care to compare themselves to us, while we go on ranting about them. they seem more confident and confidence is attractive
CLEARLY WE AS AFRICANS HAVE A LOT OF TIME ON OUR HANDS CONCENTRATING IN STUFF THAT REALLY DOES NOT HELP US AS A CONTINENT. WTF IS THIS SHIT ANYWAY?? SHOULDN'T WE BE WORKING ON WAYS OF HELPING US FORGE TOGETHER AS A PEOPLE , INSTEAD OF WORKING ON WAYS TO CREATE RIFTS BETWEEN US? I CANNOT BELIEVE THIS CRAP WAS ACTUALLY UNDERTAKEN BY GROWN UP INTELLIGENT PEOPLE WHO HAVE PRIDE IN THEMSELVES FOR BEING AFRICANS. WHAT DO THINK PEOPLE FROM OTHER CONTINENTS THINK WHEN THEY SEE THIS?
you are absolutely right. this university doesnt exist. this proves that this article and the whole thing is fake..
Lets be real..... Kenyans aren't the most attractive people.
You are a FOOL! You think west Africans are ugly? no, you are just jealous. Where was your east African beauty when a west African (Nigerian) won the first African miss world? Kenyans are the most jealous and insecure people I've come across. Can't you oppose the post without calling others ugly. You people are definitely ugly, that's why you came last, all the judges were not blind. . . Jealousy!
hahaha..this is so funny....y'all Kenyans just chill out...ignore crap. There's so much we have that other guys are trying to take our attention from.....
This is understandable coming from SA. Its retaliatory remarks. Their men have tried to date Kenyan women to no avail n Kenyan men r taking their girlfriends. Anyway an idle mind is a devil's workshop.
Are you talking aboutObama Senior? If you are calling Obama, the president of USA, a Luo, then you are lending credence to the birthers claim...
I dont think the contest was testing inteligence. You seem to be pretty pissed off by this nonsense. Just laugh it off. Each human being is unique...
Check out the Habesha women (google if you have to) and see who your competitors are... it is also not right to disagree with such an article by insulting others. you are no different from the people who wrote such. as for kyuk women being most sort after... i needed the laugh. thanx. we have so many tribes and races here... it is sad how we are always reduced to ten tribes.... makes no sense.
As for the article...look around more and judge your environment as a foreigner... i believe people are different and should be respected as such. we have had problems in this country because some believe themselves to be superior to others just because they have had an advantage over others since independence. guys...there are more important things to concentrate on...
Why should we check out the Habesha women to see what you perceive are our "competitors"? Is this a topic about Kenyan women? No! It says "Kenyans voted ugliest", not "Kenyan women voted ugliset". It includes the men too. But if you prefer to go that "Kenyan women vs. Ethiopian women" route, I'd also suggest to you to check out Ivorian men and see who your "competitors" are.
kenyans are beautiful except kikuyu women.
Sally, whatever personal issues you have with Kikuyu women should not cloud your judgement. Kikuyu women do have their fair share of pretty faces. They do not have sexy bodies, but they are pretty. They don't have personalities to die for either, but they have nice passport pictures. They cannot wear swim suits without prompting outbursts from by-standers, but they make up for that by having nice faces (am talking about the ones who are lucky enough to escape the Brown-Stained-Teeth-Syndrome).
Sally i think u r either jealous coz u r man chose a kyuk over you or u r just an arrogant fool who have nothing to say.
Leave Sally alone, she has a right to her opinion. Just because she doesn't find Kyuks beautiful doesn't mean she's jealous and that a man left her for one. Though I think Kyuk girls are pretty, I know several people who actually don't find Kikuyus to be beautiful in any way. Are they jealous as well?
Please, let's learn to accommodate other people's opinions however much you may disagree with them.
This is the best description of PRIMITIVE ENERGY!!WHAT YOU SEE IN OTHERS IS A MIRROR OF YOURSELF, nyani haioni kundule!
yeah im somali bt i bealive too that kikuyu are beautifu n sexy than any other in africa.
CRAP!!!! I'm a beautiful Kenyan woman........
The author Mwakilishi, is not a South African, so get your facts straight. Might be a Kenya, who knows. I just don't think it's fair to say any country is the ugliest as they are generally mixed types of people.
Freedom of speech is very much promoted and cherished in a democratic world. However to make such ludicrous arguments about the beautiful Kenyan people is wrong to say the least and an abuse of this basic freedom. The so called research is heavily subjective and biased, a complete distortion of the facts. The different people of Kenya have their unique features and that what makes them beautiful and highly admirable to the rest of the world ( You dont need to go far- Just look at Barack Obama:POTUS). The views held above are simply cheap and have no place in modern society. All a reader can do is JUST IGNORE THEM. The Kikuyu women and Luo men, the Kisii and Meru people and all the rest of Kenya; you are all good in your own special ways
This is crap. My Dad is 6.4 and I have light skin and everyone says I'm beautiful. Stereotypical and biased judging, Ethiopians have to much everything they are so hairy.
Sad enough, 6.4 and "light skin" doesn't make one beautiful. I prefer dark skin over light personally.
Can you please leave the "dark skin vs light skin" crap back in your homeland. Don't drag it here. Leave it for Nairaland. That's the forum where skin colour topics reign. Trust me, in Kenya, no one wants to know what skin tone you prefer.
Lol. . . bitter much? I'm east African not Kenya though. however, a greater percentage of the people commenting on Nairaland are not Nigerians. But if I may ask your silly ass, was I not replying to a comment your fellow Kenyan made about having a tall and light skinned dad, thereby assuming herself beautiful. Don't say skin colour is not an issue in Kenya while it's staring directly to my face. I never said I was Nigerian and I can't fathom the inferiority complex Kenyans have toward Nigerians. Just because I stated the obvious, I automatically am Nigerian? chill dude, take your pills and sleep
Wrong again. Majority of people commenting on Nairaland ARE Nigerians. I should know because I am a Nairaland forumite and even on Nairaland I have criticized Nigerians for being too obsessed with skin tones....well, at least compared to other Africans.
If you care enough to read my posts here I have defended West African beauty (the likes of Agbani Darego) and women from Guinea, Cote d'ivoire and Igbo women after some silly girl said that they look like monkeys. So, which inferiority complex are you talking about here? If somebody finds herself beautiful because she's light-skinned, it's her perception. Let her drown in her shallowness if she wants to. Don't sweat over it coming here to tell us what you prefer because somebody stated what you don't prefer. It's not anybody's business. That's the point am trying to pass across. Am sure if she had said she's dark and beautiful you wouldn't comment even though we all know that just like being light skinned is not equivalent to beauty, we also know that being dark-skinned has never been equivalent to being beautiful either. Besides, if you think being dark skin is beautiful and you've clearly aired your views here, then I don't see why it be a problem if someone else airs their views of light skin being beautiful. YOU ARE BOTH SHALLOW for attaching beauty to a skin tone.
About Kenyans having an inferiority complex whenever Nigerians are mentioned, I will not dispute that there's some truth in it, but I know for a fact that am not one of those people threatened by them (or any other group for that matter).
I respect you for one thing. You sound responsible. However, you wrote and I quote " if you think being dark skin is beautiful and you've clearly aired your views here, then I don't see why it be a problem if someone else airs their views of light skin being beautiful. YOU ARE BOTH SHALLOW for attaching beauty to a skin tone". . . I don't have any problem with her airing her views, you had problem with me airing my own views and told me to take "my views" to nairaland. The point you are trying to make to me is the same point I was tying to make to her. Just as she sees beauty in light skin, others see it in dark, showing that overall color has nothing to do with beauty nor can it be used to define, qualify or quantify beauty. We need to stop all these bickering among Africans, the world have given us enough of it, with this I'm referring to how you outrightly accused Nigerians without knowing where I am from. Africa needs to unite. . . peace
Okay Weird, I get your point..........One Love.. And by the way, I wish we all knew that this "research" was never conducted and people should stop sweating over it.
I am kenyan living among the kikuyu people..kenyan women are beutiful but to be sincere enough, kikuyu women are not.
I am a somalian and I lived in kenya for the past 3 years I had a lot of kenyan friends and I swear I am not being bias but I find this article revolting and disgusting and creating rifts between us for the love of God! stop writing things which are not gonna benefit you! Kenyan ppl are beaut! ;)
This is bullshit how the helk u gonna say kenyans are ugly to me I never seen any ugly east african. We east african are unique beatiful. I am from somali used to live kenya in my childhood. Kenyans are the nicest people in africa they are beatiful inside and out....love my kenyans.
Ugly and beautiful bodies rot and smell the same way when they die. This is how God equalizes all of us. Let's, therefore, appreciate God's creation. We are all fearfully and wonderfully made. Each human being is a masterpiece of the Most high God. Why care or bother about the opinions expressed in this article?
kenyan r gr8 en pleasant people av eveer knwn om ma life
Dude, you are one stupid mofo.. why you worshipping west africa so much if you are from the east? dont even have words for you. ati nigirean chicks are hot..lol.. here where am at, their dude are always in our fuctions and clubs looking for our chicks...fala kabisa.
Unbelievable... I have visited many different African countries and there is no place like Kenya when it comes to the beauty and the brains of its people. Kenyan ladies are so beautiful and the combination of different tribes and cultures makes it unique in the world. As far as language is concerned the Kenyan accent is very cute and not as rough as...for example a Nigerian accent, o!:D
Lol, we all know you are Kenyan. Go and cry under your bed. You people are really obsessed with Nigerians but those people do not give a hoot about you. Lol
when i first saw this cld nt blve wht i was seing thght my own eyes were dcvng me we are the ugliest pple in the cntinent then why r we mrktable al over n i mean al over am yet to get the concept n motive ths is a guy who was plyd by a kenyan chick u knw they r chky n nw he is taking it out on al kenyans hahaha we btyful n confident just dnt piss us off thts all we dnt take crap frm no one n africa is btyful as a whle dnt care abt wht othrs say i knw myself dem am good everyone shld be saying tht to thmslvs we r dfrnt frm one another nt uglier than the other hehheeeh ugly my foot
Henry,are talkin about Ethio women...indeed u dont kno what u r talkin..ethio women r bueatiful by nature n natural beauty lasts...n how many of them did u try in bed i bet u none..so keep aside yr personal frustration pls.dont wast yr time in talkin nonsense we hv better thing 2 do 2 change the world 4 the better.i was morally obliged 2 ans that..