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Meet the male beautician in Africa's biggest slum

How the beauty industry is providing a career for some men in Kibera, Nairobi
Kibera in Nairobi is often associated with overcrowding, poverty and a lack of sanitation. But David Papaya Kwei has managed to earn a decent living by challenging macho male stereotypes and carving out a career as a beautician.

He studied at beauty college in Mombasa in 2009 and is popular with his clientele - one customer even says she prefers David to the female beauticians because she feels they are more competitive about how they look. 

Photo: David Papaya Kwei outside his market salon Credit: BBC