Traditions & Society

World Sango Festival

The World Sango Festival is a yearly event held in commemoration of Sango, a Yoruba…

The Origin of the Arewa Knot

In pre-independent Nigeria, particularly in the 1950s as Nigeria began to prepare to pry itself…

Amarachi Attamah: Promoting the Igbo Culture with Performance Poetry

Days before a performance, Amarachi Attamah stands in front of a mirror in her room…

Ekun Iyawo: The Bridal Chant in Yoruba Weddings

In Yorubaland, a woman’s wedding day is one of joy, laughter and hope for a…

OJUDE OBA, THE CENTURY-OLD FESTIVAL IN IJEBULAND

The Ojude Oba festival has been celebrated for more than 100 years. It is a…

Durbar Festival

Journeying through the vastness of the country, from the isolated hills of Sokoto down to…

Eid Il Fitr Celebrations

There are usually two Eid festivals every year in the Islamic calendar: The Eid Il…

Benin Bronzes at the British Museum by Son of Groucho, Flickr
Germany to Return Looted Benin Bronzes to Nigeria

The German government has announced that it will return looted Benin artifacts in its museums…

Children ready for tashe. Photo credit: operanews.com.
In Ramadan, a Pantomime

Even though Ramadan is the holiest month in the Islamic calendar, kids still find a…

Sato Drummers at the Festival. Photo credit: The Guardian.
The Badagry Diaspora Festival

Every year, Black people from all over Africa, Europe, the Caribbean, and the rest of…