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Cotribution Of Benin Culture To Nigeria... by gregyboy(m): 5:09pm On Oct 10, 2019
Benin, is one of the minor groups in Nigeria, they are very few in number and are not even upto a state ....
But despite thier population they have greatly influence nigeria just like the original greeks and romans had once done to the civilization of the world with thier few population.... But most people in nigeria are not aware about thier contribution to Nigeria culture because of thier relatively small, population and sometimes may wrongly attach their cultural contribution to nigeria to other tribes....
They have contributed in the aspect of

1)Food : the popular egusi(ogi) and pounded(ema) ,which they are called in benin. is one of the original food of the benins it has found its way to become a general delicacy in nigeria and sometimes "egusi is mistaken as an igbo food because of the name which is a very wrong attachment to origination .eguisi and pounded yam was a delicacy eaten by the benin people and also a food given to the gods of their land ,it was originally eaten with no spices or oil to the soup ,the soup was original white in clour when eaten with pounded yam before the arrival of garri as supplement....this practise of eaten egusi with no spice and oil is still practise when offering idols the food.....egusi should never been mistaken as an igbo soup.but an edo soup likewise ogbolor

2) Dressing styles: many people in nigeria are fast becoming to embrace the benin dressing style particularly the use of red coral beads and hairdress beads in nigeria especiall the igbos and yorubas
The red coral stones where brought by the Portuguese as a more precious stones to replace the ekan beads(local beads) in benin, the stones were later carved into hair dress and necklaces and hand beads by the beadmarkers(iwebo) to its shape the more heat the coral go through the more red in colour it apppears ,it should also not be mistaken as a yoruba bead or igbo beads


3) Cultural practise : Benin as we know was one of the oldest empire to have existed in nigeria
It had vassal state state under its rule and it directly influenced this vassals with cultural practise like the popular yam festival that its practise in the eastern part of nigeria and western part of nigeria its a benin culture which had originated from "igue festival back in benin that was done at the end of rainy season to mark the end of the year and give thanks to gods of the land .was spread by benin kings to thier various settlment.....it shouldnt be mistaken again for anyother tribe

4)Tourist attraction : Benin has a number of tourist atttraction which had drawn people from far and near to the city because of its glourious.cultural attraction the benin bronze and benin moat is one of the various tourist attraction ,and the popular festack mask that is a majour face of nigeria mask ,has its cultural root with the benins


5) Spoken words: most words of the benins are incorporated into nigeria words
Aza: bank
Ikebbe: ass
Ororo: oil
Iye: mother

And so many more i cant recall ,
i worote this article to help guide the reverence to the benin cultural practise around nigeria since cultures are not adequately taught in schools ,and most people are unaware were the cultural pratice originate from and would acknowledged the wrong tribe for the culture practise

Re: Cotribution Of Benin Culture To Nigeria... by sotall(m): 6:50pm On Oct 10, 2019
They are coming for you.

This table you just destroyed ..just wait for the land grabbers and revisionists to come meet you
Re: Cotribution Of Benin Culture To Nigeria... by gregyboy(m): 7:35pm On Oct 10, 2019
They know the truth they will only come with insult and no prove of ownership then it will end like that

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