Posts Tagged “Tradition”

SOMETHING WE ALL SHOULD KNOW ABOUT IGBIRA PEOPLE

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SOMETHING WE ALL SHOULD KNOW ABOUT IGBIRA PEOPLE

Type of Art The Igbira are skilled weavers. History Igbira history is tied to that of their neighbors, the Jukun and the Igala. Oral history claims that these people originally came from the east and entered Nigeria betwen the Mandarra highlands and Lake Chad sometime during the last thousand years. It is believed that Igala…

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A Peep into Jukun Traditional Marriage

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A Peep into Jukun Traditional Marriage

By Paul Eric The Jukun with their rich Afro-Asiatic heritage adore marriage and posit it as an aspiration for all grownups. Little wonder in my short sojourn in Wukari, the headquarters of the Jukun’s Kwararafa Kingdom, I have witnessed a great increase in marriages contracted. The reason simply ascribed, suffice to say the low rate…

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We Don’t Use Humans for Sacrifice: Benin Palace Speaks

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We Don’t Use Humans for Sacrifice: Benin Palace Speaks

The Benin Traditional Council has announced the funeral rites  for the Benin monarch, Oba Erediauwa, who joined his ancestors. It listed the funeral rites as Ekioba, Ekenaka, Agbado Eken. The rites, according to tradition, are carried out by the Edaiken N’Uselu, Crown Prince Ehenede Erediauwa, and within the 15 days of the exercise, all funeral ceremonies  are…

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STEPS IN MAKING THE ASO-OKE FABRIC

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STEPS IN MAKING THE ASO-OKE FABRIC

PLANTING OF COTTONS: The cotton is used in making the threads used in weaving Aso-Oke and it is mostly planted during the rainy season between the month of June and July. However the cottons would be ready for harvesting between November and February of the following year. Most cases after harvesting the cottons are kept…

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10 MOST EXPENSIVE CULTURES TO MARRY FROM IN SOUTHERN-NIGERIA

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10 MOST EXPENSIVE CULTURES TO MARRY FROM IN SOUTHERN-NIGERIA

Just like the Mbaise people, when you sum up all that are required before you can take a bride from Ikwere land, you would realize that it is in excess of one million naira, hence it is amongst the most expensive cultures to marry from in Nigeria.

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THE PRACTISE OF ‘OMUGWO’ AKA AFTER-BIRTH CARE IN NIGERIA

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THE PRACTISE OF ‘OMUGWO’ AKA AFTER-BIRTH CARE IN NIGERIA

Though most of today mothers had experienced these ways, I wonder how many will be able to do it for their daughters/ daughter in laws in future. Some one might say ‘how are the people in other counties coping without all of these? But I think the question really is how do we preserve this? At least I heard a lot of women say they benefited from it.

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THE DYING TRADITION OF TRIBAL MARKS

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THE DYING TRADITION OF TRIBAL MARKS

In recent times, it is very difficult to find tribal marks on people who are younger than 35 years in Nigeria. The culture may remain a while with traditional institutions, but this also will disappear with time

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