FOR THE LIBERATION OF AFRICA CULTURE AND HERITAGE

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 Culture may be refer to as the attitudes and behavior that are characteristic of a particular social group,organization,tribe or ethnic.
In other words,culture is the way of life,especially the general beliefs and customs of a particular group,ethnic or tribe.

Heritage can be refer to the achievements,traditions and beliefs that are part of the history of a group of people.

 Liberation is the act or process of freeing someone or something from another's control,imprisonment,slavery,or oppression.

 With the explicit definitions given to the three key terms,one would have understood clearly that African Culture and Heritage are in serious danger,hence the call and need for their Liberation either from oppressor,or slavery,or imprisonment.

 The culture of Nigeria is shaped by Nigerian's multiple ethnic groups.Nigeria has about 527 languages,seven of them extinct.The four largest and most populous ethnic groups are the Hausa and Fulani in the North,the Igbo in the southeast,and the Yoruba predominate in the southwest.The Fulani and the Hausa are predominantly Muslim while the Igbo are predominantly Christian.The Yoruba are equally likely to be either Muslim or Christian.

 In Nigeria,before the advent of colonist,Nigerians operate within their tribe,there was often inter-tribal trades.The clothes we wear,food we ate,the job we do,the religion we practice are all within our culture.Our major works are farming,hunting,art and craft,goldsmith etc.

 Immediately,after the annexation by colonist,there was a drastic shift from our usual practice.The colonist imports their culture,their heritage to Nigeria to diminish our beliefs.It was then,the two most practicing religions in Nigeria today were imported .We were forced to indoctrinate their beliefs and culture.We speak their language,adopts their dressing code,eat their foods,do their jobs,and practice their religion.

 In line with education,most Nigerian schools do communicate with their pupils with foreign languages.Hardly,they speak and teach with our mother languages.At many Nigerian homes,parents communicate with their children with foreign languages and even tagged our mother language as to vernacular.
In counties like South Korea,North Korea,China,Japan and India schools,pupils do communicate with their teachers in their mother's language.

 In line of clothing,the Yoruba of  southwestern part of Nigerian before the advent of colonial rule wears Agbada with a cap called Abetiaja,their women wears Iro with Buba and Gele.The Fulani and Hausa,brothers in the North wears Dansiki and Agbada.The Igbos in the southeast wears lion clothes that wrapped around their back.Their women carried their babies on their backs with a strip of clothing binding the two with a knot at her chest.

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 In line with consumable foods,in the western Nigeria,majorly Yoruba,their cultural meals are Amala with Ewedu,Pounded-yam with Egusi soup,and their favorite drink is palm wine.In the southeast,their favorite meals are;Poundo-cocoyam and Oha soup,Abacha and Ugba,Starch and Banga soup,Nkwobi etc.In the North,majorly Hausa and Fulani,their favorite meals are;Tuwo Shinkafa,Sinasir/Waina,Miyan Taushe etc,all with delicious taste.Today,hardy do we find these delicious meals in our homes.

 In line with religion,this is mainly where Africa culture and heritage were being manipulated.Two different but strong religions were imported to Nigeria,Christianity from Rome and Islam from Arab.These two religion are different in practice.The Hausa/Fulani adopted Islam while the Igbos adopted Christianity.The Yoruba are both equally Islam or Christianity.
Before the advent of the two dominant 4religions,our beliefs differs.We dogmatically worship Idols and our founding fathers.Nigerian is a country of different festive.

 All these among many others are conspicuous ways we lost our culture and heritage.Even decades after Independence,Nigeria find it difficult to reclaim her lost cultural heritage.  

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