Bena People are neighbors with the Hammer tribe and it is believed that the Bena actually originated from them centuries ago. They often visit the market in Jinka.
Just like most of the indigenous tribes in the lower Omo Valley, the Bena practice ritual dancing and singing. The men often have their hair dressed up with a colorful clay cap that is decorated with feathers. Both the men and women wear long garments and paint their bodies with white chalk. Women of the tribe wear beads in their hair that is held together with butter.