Culture & Tradition

Ancient Sacrifices and Rituals In Nigerian Culture

Ancient Sacrifices and Rituals In Nigerian Culture

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 5,561 total views Sacrifices and rituals used to be founded in traditional religion. Literally, sacrifice is an act where a gift is being giving to a person to show appreciation and to expect something greater. Sacrifice, in this context is an act of offering or giving a gift to a deity, a god or to a …

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Cowrie Shells

Communication System In Ancient Yoruba Culture

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 15,150 total views The indigenous people of the Yoruba land communicate and pass on message from one person to another or from one village to another through the use of AROKO.  This system is symbolic and coded where objects (animate or inanimate) are packed together and used to pass on the message or to communicate.  Three body …

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basis of the misery surrounding their birth.

Naming of Children In Yoruba Culture of Nigeria

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 4,320 total views 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 …

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Traditional Marriage System Among The Igbos

Traditional Marriage System Among The Igbos

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 14,734 total views 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 …

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Common Superstitious Beliefs In Nigeria Culture

Superstitions In Traditional Nigerian Culture

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 9,307 total views 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 …

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women Oppression through Traditions

Gender Inequality Embedded In Nigerian Culture

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 3,142 total views,  1 views today 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 …

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Tatoo Making and Tribal Marks

Fashion Among Nigerian Women in The Olden Days

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 9,713 total views,  2 views today 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. …

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Proverbs are the core of the culture

The Use of Proverbs in Nigerian Culture

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 7,209 total views 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 …

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Traditional Marriage in Fulani Kingdom

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 7,226 total views,  2 views today 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 …

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procedure, way and custom of traditional marriage system and ceremony of yoruba land and people

Traditional Marriage System In Yoruba Culture, Nigeria

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 35,845 total views 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 …

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