GWADECA (FCT Chapter) Marked Day-2 With Celebrations at Dutsen-Alhaji.

GWADECA (FCT Chapter) Marked Day-2 With Celebrations at Dutsen-Alhaji.

Gwandara annual festival day two is an annual festival commemorating the remembrance and the coming together of Gwandara speaking people to observed cultural displays and celebrations among Gwandara sons and daughters nationwide; fixed centrally and it is preceded by the season of advent or the nativity of Gwandara in very fast, which historically in the…

The Gwandara People Visits Awoworo at Dutsen-Alhaji, FCT – Abuja.

The Gwandara People Visits Awoworo at Dutsen-Alhaji, FCT – Abuja.

In Gwandara traditional religion, like the traditional religion of other societies the Supreme Being is the core of worship. Generally, Gwandara cultures believes in the existence of God (Allah). Other languages like, the Nupe name for God is Soko, TIV is Aondo, Yoruba is Olodumare, Ibo is Chukwu, Jukun is Chido, Ibibio is Abasi Ibom,…

GWADECA – FCT Chapter, Scheduled 19th & 20th December, 2020 to Hold Gwandara Festive Day At Dutsen-Alhaji.

GWADECA – FCT Chapter, Scheduled 19th & 20th December, 2020 to Hold Gwandara Festive Day At Dutsen-Alhaji.

Chairperson (Abuja Chapter) – Alh. Jibril Abdullahi Imam – Karshi, earlier this year pronounced that there is a need for Gwandara cultural festive to be held at Dutsen-Alhaji, FCT Abuja so as to preserve and promote Gwandara cultural heritages as usual. Festive season is an informal name for the period leading up to and including the holidays and for…

The Non Ancestral Spirit & Gwandara Beliefs System

The Non Ancestral Spirit & Gwandara Beliefs System

In the Gwandara lineage, the non-ancestral spirit in their beliefs system may be classified as spirits associated with the control of natural phenomena such as the earth, thunder or water spirits concerned with vital functions such as human reproduction, crop fertility and guardian spirits. These spirits may be associated with individuals or with group. Of…

The Nature of Gwandara Traditional Religion

The Nature of Gwandara Traditional Religion

By: HRH (Dr.) Mohammed Sani Bako III In the Gwandara society, several types of beliefs are found in varying combination in different places. These include beliefs in spirit (both ancestral and non-ancestral) magic, witchcraft and sorcery. The kind of traditional religion found commonly among Gwandara is called “Potochi” according to (Sani M. Bako, 2011). This…

The Gwandara People of Karshi in Addendum

The Gwandara People of Karshi in Addendum

Gwandara is a West Chadic language as earlier stated from our previous articles written by Sani Musa Sarkinpada as referenced Dr. Sylvester O. Ayih, and the closet relative of Hausa. Its several dialects are spoken in Northern Nigeria, predominantly in the North Central Region of Nigeria with over million people. Gwandara are situated among areas…

The Gwandara speaking people and norms

The Gwandara speaking people and norms

The norms associated with hygiene in the home and in public places of Gwandara people reflect a concern for human life. Norms defining acceptable ways for setting an argument or dispute among Gwandara people and other tribes usually exclude physical violence and manslaughter the array of rules and regulations dealing with transport and behavior on…

Gwandara Cultural Values – HRH (Dr.) Sani Mohammed Bako III

Gwandara Cultural Values – HRH (Dr.) Sani Mohammed Bako III

The Nigerian Gwandara Cultural values are characterized by passive acceptance and high tolerance of frustration; and they emphasize traditional rather than rationalism, consensus rather than conflict and respect for elders and seniors, communal relationship; and group identity rather than individualism. The cultural values emphasized destiny and divine intervention in solving individual and collective problems of…