Traditions & Society

Ekpe. Egbo men’s leopard secret society, Cross River area, southeastern Nigeria. Early 20th century. Wellcome Images.
The Ekpe, the “Secret” Leopard Society

Among the Ekoi (Ejagham), Efik, Ibibio, and Bahumo people of Cross River State, the Ekpe,…

The Kwagh-Hir, a Tiv Theatre of Storytelling, Puppetry, & Music

During the dry season, from October to April, the Tiv people of Benue State hold…

Kokowa, a Folk Wrestling Tourney

Local sports in Bauchi State are organized to embody communal spirit, and few do so…

The Archaeological Artifacts of Igbo-Ukwu

In 1939, in Igbo-Ukwu, present-day Anambra State, a man named Isaiah Anozie was digging a…

Akwa-Ibom’s Feminist Dances

In the rich tapestry of Akwa-Ibom culture, the art of dance is valued, and even…

Egyptian Tomb in Saqqara Necropolis Found to Contain 27 Sealed Sarcophagi

By Jessie Yeung, CNN (CNN) — Archaeologists in Egypt have discovered almost 30 sarcophagi believed…

El Anatsui
El Anatsui Awarded 2020 Skowhegan Medal for Sculpture

El Anatsui, the great Ghanaian sculptor, has been awarded the Skowhegan School of Painting and…

Abinoro Akporode Collins by Artbycollins - Folio Nigeria
Artist of Spoons

In a final year class at the School of Arts and Design, Auchi Polytechnic, Collins…

Birni Ngazargamu, the Old Capital of the Kanem-Bornu Empire

By 1460, Mai Ali Gazi (1476-1503), ruler of the Kanem Empire, had defeated his rivals…

13 Mysterious Mummies Discovered in Egyptian Well

By Harry Clarke-Ezzidio, CNN (CNN) — Egypt has uncovered a mysterious collection of coffins thought…