HISTORY AND CULTURE OF EKIRIN ADE PEOPLE OF KOGI STATE, NIGERIA

HISTORY AND CULTURE OF EKIRIN ADE PEOPLE OF KOGI STATE, NIGERIA

 


       Ekirin Ade is a small village in the north central part of kogi state. It is characterized by the Yoruba part of the kogi people and of small part in lokoja.

       Ekinrin Ade was formerly part of the small town in kwara state and became part of kogi state under the reign of Abacha who created more states then. Ekirin Ade people generally speak Yoruba and their own language like Ikale.

         The culture of Ekirin Ade include the following:

1. Kneeling to greet an elder and lying down flat as the case maybe

2. Food eaten without IRU(locus beans) is prohibited. This is because we don't totally depend on Maggi for sweetness of food.

3. Marriages in Ekirin Ade must be done between two Alara Ade (people with mutual understanding) 

4. There must be the presence of the kingsmen in performing the traditional rites.

5. Pregnancy before marriage is not allowed.

         Ekirin Ade people are very lively people with good heart. They are fun to be with and very generous. They like occasions and don't have tribal marks.

       They like soups like obe osiki (thick egunsi soup) with iyan (pounded yam).

        That is all I can remember for now about my home town Ekirin Ade, God bless you richly.

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