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Igbo Masquerade @ Igbo New Yam Festival

igbo Masquerade @ Igbo New Yam Festival

Igbo New Yam Festival a yearly harvest by the Igbo people in early august at the end of the rainy season. Yams are usually the first crop harvested and a very important crop to the people. All yams from the previous years harvest are eaten or thrown away before the New Yam Festival a symbol of abundance from the new harvest.

The first yam is eaten by the oldest man or the Igwe of the kingdom. With offerings to the ancestors and gods.

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Akaka & Amoimoi Egungun

Akaka & Amoimoi Egungun @ Gbagyi Night Festival

Akaka & Amoimoi Egungun at Gbagyi Night Festival in Ushafa Village FCT Nigeria.

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Gbagyi People Egungun

Amoimoi Egungun @ Gbagyi Night Festival

Akaka and Amoimoi Egungun at the Gbagyi Night Festival in Ushafa Village FCT Nigeria.

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Gbagyi Women @ Gbagyi Night Festival

Gbagyi Women @ Gbagyi Night Festival

Gbagyi Women and Akaka Egungun at Gbagyi Night Festival in Ushafa Village FCT Nigeria.

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Akaka Masquerade (Egungun)

Akaka Masquerade (Egungun) @ Gbagyi Night Festival in Ushafa Village Nigeria.

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Akaka & Amoimoi (Egungun)

Akaka and Amoimoi egungun at the Gbagyi Night Festival in Ushafa Village, Bwari LGA Nigeria.

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Itega Okpodu Village, Cross River, Nigeria. #JujuFilms

Itega Okpodu Village, Cross River, Nigeria. #JujuFilms

Itega Okpodu, Yala LGA, Cross River State. Nigeria.  #JujuFilms 

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Itega Okpodu Palace, Cross River, Nigeria.

Itega Okpodu Palace, Cross River, Nigeria. #JujuFilms

Okpoma has many salt ponds with historical significance to the Yala people. The Yalas settled on the land due to the discovery of high content of salt in the underground water enough salt to support a salt industry.  #JujuFilms