On culture: Ebalu Aluụ

The Esan people of Edo State have a very interesting saying, “Ebalu alụ.” It simply means, “What we do is what we do.” I have seen this statement deployed to almost devastating effect in a funeral sit…

The 5 Most Influential Orishas

The gods of the land keep the peace and the people in check. They were here long before we came. In many Nigerian mythologies, it is believed that the gods once walked this earth and even lived here. …

5 of the African Indigenous Dances

In Africa, dance serves a complex diversity of purposes. Each performance usually  reflect the communal values and social relationships of the people. Unlike all dance traditions of the world, the pol…