Chieftains differ from community to community in Yoruba land and are selected based on the traditions of each community. The title ‘Chief,’ ‘Oyè’ in Yoruba, is given to town heads, leaders of cults, and heads of lineages. The importance of Chiefs in the community cannot be undermined, and they perform several vital functions that vary […]Read More
Giving birth can be a life-changing experience. For the parents, it signifies having the sole responsibility of taking care of another human being and catering to all their needs. This can be quite exhausting especially for new parents and they usually need help to adapt. In Nigeria, there are after birth care practices that help […]Read More
Nigeria has got a good number of cultural practises such as witch hunting, female circumcision and a bunch of others which seem weird. Every tribe and nation are bound by certain cultural practises and traditions and Nigeria is not an exception. Certain tribes in the country, however, have what one can refer to as weird, […]Read More
One amazing thing about Africa is its diverse culture and attendant practices. Some of these practices may seem so bizarre that they look quite unbelievable that people would agree to do such. An example is the Sharo Festival done by the Fulani’s. The Sharo Festival is one that celebrates the rite of passage for male […]Read More
Tradition doesn’t recognize the modern kind of proposal where the man gets down on one knee and proposes to his girlfriend. In Nigerian weddings, marriage is very important in Igbo (Ibo) culture and the traditional rites attached to the union aren’t taken lightly by families involved. Traditional marriages of these people from the south-east part […]Read More
In Nigeria, masquerades come out during festive periods, ceremonies and rituals, and for people who aren’t used to seeing them, the experience can go sour quickly. Masquerades are very important figures in Nigerian festivities. Many cultures believe that they represent the ancestors while some believe they are gods. Whatever the case, they are believed to […]Read More
Back in the day and even today, different nations had conflicts, entered into war and devised several means of defeating their opponents. In modern times, people gear towards the use of nuclear weapons and firepower. Many years ago, this was not available and tribes had to come up with other creative means to defeat their […]Read More
The common saying, “when in Rome, do as the Romans do,” applies to anyone visiting a foreign land. This shows how important it is to adapt oneself to a particular place’s customs and rules and behave appropriately. Visiting a new and unfamiliar place and seeing how things are done there can sometimes be shocking. It […]Read More
Hollywood is slow to truly invest in the African movie industry This list was based on cultural influence, cultural enlightenment, box office performance, engagement, and critical acclaim Now more than ever, there is an integration of culture between numerous societies, as the world inches ever closer to becoming a global village. This is thanks in […]Read More
If you’ve watched the movie ‘Anikulapo’ by Kunle Afolayan one thing you can testify about is how aptly it portrays Yoruba culture. From the story, the richness of the language, the dressing and the tribal marks all pontificate to the fact that the story is told by a person totally immersed in the Yoruba culture. […]Read More
The ancestors made the cultural abomination in Igbo land, and it is believed to have been made from fear and their primitive nature. Some of these abominations are still being followed strictly to this day, and below are 5 cultural abominations in Igbo land; 1. Killing an Eke (python) Short pythons are generally sacred in […]Read More
Igbo’s and Yoruba’s are believed to have the same ancestry and are the oldest inhabitants of the southern part of Nigeria. Nigeria is a culturally diverse country with three major ethnic groups that are somewhat similar in several ways than you can imagine. Nigeria is a culturally diverse country with three major ethnic groups that […]Read More
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