According to history, the Calabar goddess, Anansa is a very powerful but gorgeous goddess of the sea. It is believed that only cameras that are fortified can capture her monuments at Bayside, Calabar South. The goddess is considered 'The spouse of many'. (Photo of Anansa, the Calabar water goddess)
Alvan Ikoku is a man that will always be talked about in Nigeria because of his great achievements in the country. Alvan Ikoku. Credit: HistoryVille He was born on 1st August 1990, to a rich merchant family in Amanagwu, Arochukwu, present-day Abia State. Even though his dad was Igbo, Alvan's mother was an Efik woman who hailed from Calabar, present-day Cross River.
Twins are special gift from God, a long time ago, twins were considered an abomination by the Efik people, but thank God for Mary Slessor who played a major role in abolishing the killing of twins. Today, Nigeria as a country is blessed with a lot of twins, some of them are fraternal while others are identical, it is however normal that people find it difficult to differentiate between twins due to their level of resemblance.
Photo Credit: 1. Mary Henrietta Kingsley, Public Domain 2. Bettmann via Getty Images. Nigerian writer and journalist Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani spoke to the BBC recently as part of their “Letters from Africa” series. Nwaubani documented how she discovered that there is a throne reserved for the Queen of England in a West African state.
Rice is a food that is widely consumed in most Nigerian homes, mainly rice and stew, as such, it has become a culture to most Nigerians, most times we tend to get tired of this particular delicacy but probably don't know the different soups to combine it with or the different ways to eat it.
Monkey kola, well known as Ochiricha or Achicha in Igbo, Ndiyah in Ibibio and Efik etc is among the most commonly found fruits in Southern parts of Nigeria this season. Surprisingly, many people do not know the benefits of this fruit, as they seem more concerned about it's sweet and crunchy taste.
The Ekoi people, also know as "Ejagham", are an ethnic group that occupy the extreme south-south of Nigeria, particularly Cross-River State. They also extend eastwards into northern Cameroon. They live in close proximity to the Efik, Ibibio and Annang people of South-eastern Nigeria.
Efik is an ethnic group located primarily in southern Nigeria, and western Cameroon. In Nigeria, the Efiks can be found in the present-day Cross River State and Akwa Ibom state. Efik dishes are mainly those sourced from the rivers that characterize their very existence. They are usually located at the river banks or creeks so their nutrients are mainly gotten from the sea.
Cross River is one of the states in South-South Nigeria. Home to various ethnic groups, the state boasts of a deep and rich cultural heritage. Keep reading to know more about the fashion attires of Cross River indigenes. The Efik tribe makes up a significant part of the state capital, Calabar.
"Efik edi mbakara" is a popular saying among the indegenous Efik people of Cross River State. It basically means that the Efiks are beautiful people and they carry themselves like royals. Among all the colourful attires of the Efiks, including their dancing attires, masquerades, bridal wear etc.
Aso Ebi is any uniform worn by a special group of people to any event, for example, traditional wedding, white wedding, birthday party, naming ceremony, and other parties or occasions. The trend of Aso Ebi is outstanding in Nigeria among tribes such Yoruba, Igbo, Efik, Hausa.
The loving people of Efik migrated for over 500 years before settling in the coastal region of South Eastern Nigeria, Cross River State.While the Efik people's origins are uncertain, legend has it that they traveled from Nubia. It is unknown how long the Efiks stayed in Arochukwu after their exodus, but they were known to lived as visitors with the Aros for around 400 years.
Cross River is a state in South South Nigeria, bordering Cameroon to the east. Its capital is Calabar and its name is derived from the Cross River (Oyono) , which passes through the state. English and French are the major foreign languages of the state while Bekwara, Better people, Mbembe, Ejagham and Efik are major indigenous languages of this state.
The dog meat is a delicacy in Cross River and Akwa-Ibom States. Dog meat popularly referred to as "404", is a delicacy mostly eaten in some parts of southern Nigeria, especially among the Efik and Ibibio people of Cross-River and Akwa-Ibom States. It is often prepared with local gin and "Ntong" (scent leaves).
Fondly known and called the Raffia City by indigenes and outsiders, Ikot ekpene is unarguably among one of the major towns in Akwa bom state at the same time one of the fastest developing urban communities in Nigeria. The town of Ikot Ekpene is the cultural and political hub of the Annang ethnic group in Akwa Ibom state, Nigeria.
Moments after the shocking eviction that saw Maria, Sammie and JMK leave the Big Brother’s house, Pere reacts, saying, Efik people are really showing the housemates how strong they are keeping their owns in the house. Pere in a conversation with some housemates in the red room, which happens to be the room the three evicted housemates occupied while in the house, said he misses the presence of Maria and will be sleeping on her bed for the night.Photos showing Pere and Some Housemates in the Red room.
Libation is known as the drink that is poured out either on the ground or on objects in respect to a deity.During the marriage ceremony of the Efik people, libations are poured to the gods and to the ancestors. Some materials and symbols are very important in the process of marriage among the Efik people.
The origin of the Efik people seems to be unknown. However, traditional tales tell us that the Efik people sojourned from Nubia through to Ghana and finally Arochukwu till date in South East Nigeria. The Efiks were well known to live peacefully with the Aros for over four hundred years.
Big Brother rewards the "Shine Ya Eye" housemates for the successful completion of their first tasks. The housemates presented a theatre performance which showcases Nigeria’s diverse cultures. The presentation by the housemates was a fusion of drama, songs and dance ranging from diverse cultures in Nigeria.
There are different tribes around Nigeria and they are all different from the other in the way of speech, dance, dressing and what they eat. Let's take a look at these beautiful Efik bridal attire The Efik people are known for their beauty, their dance and their delicious food.