You can imagine the dreadlocks or countless exquisite haircuts sported by youths that have been trending with stylists and barbers world over, but few will beat Murewa’s Marufu.
Mankind has been given many expressions of art and a lot have become their identity. Hairstyles too have modelled identities around the world.
Tanaka from Murewa has gone an extra mile to promote the trend even as some debate whether his hairstyle is “trendy” or “ridiculous”.
But never mind the court of public opinion, Tanaka Marufu’s hairstyle – sticks out almost every day resembling different artefacts.
From a distance, the 20-year-old man from Chivhinge Village in Murewa West looks like someone sporting a cap, but as he gets closer you ralise that it is in fact a hairstyle.
You can think of the famous Mohawk or the trending Tapper Fade style, Marufu’s style has become a trademark for him, and it is easy to locate him as he has become a village celebrity among the rural folk.
“I just love to be unique, this style has endeared me with my community. I have become popular because of it. I am a dancehall artiste, I do sometimes perform at schools in this area and my fear is the young boys would imitate my style,” he boasted.
Marufu, who is also known as Tanaka Tee by his friends and those who follow his music back in the village, is married and says his wife is happy with his looks. Read more