Lovely photos of the Fulani Festival in Kebbi

Lovely photos of the Fulani Festival in Kebbi

The Fulani Cultural Festival is a three-day held in Kirya town, Suru Local Government Area of Kebbi State.

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Dancing at the three-day Fulani Festival.

The event was organised by the Kebbi state government in collaboration with the Ministry of Commerce. It was attended by Fulani people from around West Africa: Nigeria, Niger and Benin Republic, Burkina Faso.

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Dignitaries at the Fulani Festival in Kebbi

Also known as the Huttonga festival, it featured cultural dances and competitions. The categories included archery, fattening of animals, sheep and camel race, as well as decorations by Fulani women.

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Young dancers.

Winners include Malama Ige Kitiya for women room decoration, Aisha Aliyu came second. Gormi Dan Kolba won the bow and arrow competition while Mato Barade from Niger Republic won a car for first position in sheep racing.

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Camel race is one of the events at the festival.

The Huttonga is a celebration of the safe return of livestock from the southern part of the country and other areas. Kebbi pastorialists especially sheep rearers (Udawa) usually pass through many neighbouring countries in search of better grazing areas.

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Contestants in the sheep race are presented to dignitaries at the festival.

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Decorated cooking utensils

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Sheep racing

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Archery

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Men dancing at the festival.

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Young women at the festival.

Source: Entertainment.naija.ng

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