International tennis superstar Serena Williams just mentioned Namibia in an adorable moments while braiding her one-year-old daughter Olympia’s hair. She mentioned Namibia with reference to the Himba people of Opuwo and how they were one of the first few people to braid hair.
“Braiding started in Africa with the Himba people of Namibia,” she writes. “We have been braiding her hair for centuries. In many African tribes braided hairstyles were a unique way to identify each tribe. Because of the time it would take people would often take the time to socialize. It began with the elders braiding their children, then the children would watch and learn from them. The tradition of bonding was carried on for generations, and quickly made its way across the world.” she said.
Williams who also happens to be the only the first athlete to make it to Forbes Self made women list concluded her caption by sharing what it means to her to braid her daughters hair as a new mother: “I am honored to share this bonding experience with my own daughter and add another generation of historic traditions.”
Many Namibians couldn’t hide their joy when Namibia got a nod from the professional tennis player and they showed their appreciation in her comment section: