Children are known to be the products of a successful marriage.  In Nigeria, a woman is expected to take in and become pregnant immediately after her wedding ceremony. Her stomach is being studied and monitored by people, hoping to see a round shape. The coming of a child brings bundles of joy and happiness to
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The traditional marriage is known as “Igba Nkwu” in Igbo land. In the eastern part of Nigeria, marriage is not seen only as the union between the intending couple but also an affair between the parents, extended families and the members of the society. This is why divorce is difficult among them. After a man
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Superstition is the belief in supernatural chance nature, where one thing will cause another without any natural explanation for the cause. There is no scientific proof for superstitions, they have little or no common-sense, and they cannot be explained by human knowledge. They are naturally related to luck, ill-luck, future events, spiritual or religious inclinations.
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The subordination of women is not news; it is common in all cultures, regions, towns and states. Gender inequality can be seen in all areas of life and among people in different walks of life. The Rich subordinate women, likewise the poor. Both the young and old men subjugate women. The illiterates and literates also
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Nigerian women are known to be lovers of fashion from time immemorial. They wear certain clothes, jewelries and make their hair so as to beautify themselves and make them have the woman look. Tattoos, use of cowries shell and beads as jewelries are common among the women in the olden days. There are different ways
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Proverbs are wise sayings used in Nigerian culture to address an issue or used in the clarification of a sentence during communication. They signify the deep meaning of words and expressions. Communications are always backed with these wise sayings. Anyone who does not have full understanding of the language spoken in his or her culture
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The Fulani people are found in West Africa with high population in Nigeria, Chad, Niger. They speak Hausa, French, English and Fulfulde or Fula language. The Fulani people are Muslims and they follow Islamic laws like the Hausa’s. Cattle are an important factor to them and they are used for every ceremony rites, including marriage
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Traditional Marriage Ceremony Customs and Culture in Yorubaland Marriage is seen as an important culture among the Yoruba people. A woman who is single at a marriageable age is seen as a crownless woman. Husbands are seen as crowns and a single lady is seen as incomplete without her crown. Another reason why marriage is
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Masquerade is defined as a party or group of people with masks. In Nigeria, masquerades appear during festivals, ceremonies or rituals. They dance, sing and recite incantations. Majority of the masquerades are youths with strength to make dance moves and jumps.  Some performs unexplainable actions like somersaulting, bringing out fire from the mouths. They are
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Burial and funeral rites differ across different culture in Nigeria. Africa as a whole sees the burying of their dead an important tradition. In some parts of Nigeria, burial rites last for a week while some only spend days burying their dead. Burial ceremony is always seen as a tradition that is supported by all
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Meaning and Definition of Museum The word museum is derived from the Latin word “Museion” and can be pluralized as Museums or A museum is defined as a building where historical arts, artifacts, works, sculptures, objects of cultural or biological interests are stored, preserved, studied and shown to the students and the general public. Interesting
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Meaning and Differences between Kinship and Descent System Kinship System is the biological relationship that determines who one’s relatives are and one’s relationship with them.  This system is an important part of man’s life. Kinship system includes people one is related with through descent or marriage. Descent system is one of the terms related to
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