Kalabari Creation Myth

The Kalabari believe in the two system of gods responsible for the creation and the control of the world. They are the female principle, Tamuno who is responsible for creation and the male principle, So, responsible for the control of the world. They believe that these gods are closely related and are associated with sky.

Chili Pepper in Nigerian

Chili pepper is the fruit of plants from the genus Capsicum, famous for its hot sensation in the mouth when eaten. The active substances responsible for their intensity when eaten are capsaicin (8-methyl-N-vanillyl-6-nonenamide) and other chemical substances collectively called capsaicinoids.

Cultural Significance of Kola Nut in Nigeria

The value placed on kola nut by the Nigerian society is expressed by an extract from Ola Rotimi's "The Gods Are Not To Blame", which says "Kola nut last long in the mouths of them who value it".

Kalabari Divinity

The Kalabari believe in the influence of man over the divine. The perception of god is inclined on a common notion that spiritual beings (teme) of variable powers live among them.

Teme: Kalabari Spiritual Existence

The Kalabari believe that there are two orders of existence:

  • oju - the bodily or material world 
  • teme - the spiritual or immaterial world
Everything that can be seen and touched in the physical life are regarded as oju. They are things that have

System of Divination by the Edo (Bini) People of Nigeria

Iha Ominigbon/Oguega Divination By Chief Dr. Daryl M. Peavy JD

Apart from the Ifa system of divination, other ethnic groups like the Edo (Bini) people of Nigeria use similar, but simpler, methods for the purpose of divination. The Binis use strings with objects attached in a practice called Ominigbon or Ogwega.

The Two dynasties of the Benin Monarch


The first Dynasty (Ogiso Dynasty)

Igodo (40BC-16AD): He is the first Ogiso of Benin kingdom. He was said to have come from the sky due to his wisdom. He named Benin "Igodomigodo".

Traditional Nigerian Riddles



A question intentionally phrased to require ingenuity in ascertaining its answer. Riddles are puzzling statements, descriptions designed to make a person use his/her creative ingenuity.

The Praise Names of the Oba of Benin


Paying Homage to the Benin Monarch, the Oba of Benin

Benin City is a reserve of rich traditions and high reverence for the traditional monarch (Oba of Benin).

The African Drum


Talking drum
The drums belongs to the African Instrument category called the Membranophones; these instruments, which make sounds by striking with the hands, stick, or leather thongs.