Category Archives: Hausa

Sharo Festival- How Fulani boys endure flogging to pass into manhood and get married

Sharo festival of Fulani people

Nigeria, the giant of Africa, is made up of over 350 different ethnic groups/tribes with beautiful and varying cultures and traditions. The Fulani ethnic group, found in the northern region of Nigeria, are one of the dominant ethnic groups in Nigeria alongside the Yoruba, Hausa and Igbo groups. The Fulani people have rich and peculiar cultures and traditions which guides their everyday life. Continue reading Sharo Festival- How Fulani boys endure flogging to pass into manhood and get married

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Emirs of Kano (999AD Till Date)

Emir of Kano

Below is a comprehensive list of Emirs of Kano from 999AD till date.

Kings/Sarki/Emirs of Kano | (Reign)

Bagaudawa Period

* Bagauda Dan Bawo (999-1063)

* Warisi Dan Bagauda (1063-1095)

* Gajimasu Dan Warisi (1095-1134)

* Nawata and Gawata (1134-1136)

* Dariki (Tsaraki/Yusa) (1136-1194)

* Naguji (1194-1247)

* Guguwa (1247-1290)

* Shekarau (1290-1307)

* Umaru Tsamiya (1307-1343)

* Usman Zamnagawa (1343-1349)

* Ali Yaji (1349-1385)

* Bugaya (1385-1390)

* Kanajeji (1390-1410)

* Umaru (1410-1421)

* Daud (1421-1438)

* Abdullahi Burja (1438-1452)

* Dakauta (1452)

* Atuma (1452) Continue reading Emirs of Kano (999AD Till Date)

Bori Religion In Hausaland

Bori religious dance
Bori Dancer

Bori is a traditional religion of the Hausa people of northern Nigeria which involves animism, magic and spiritual possession. The Bori religion was widely practiced in the Hausa’s pre-Islamic era but began to wane as Islam was introduced into Hausaland. “Boorii” is a Hausa word for spiritual force which can be found in physical and/or inanimate objects.  Continue reading Bori Religion In Hausaland

Durbar Festival In Nigeria (Video)

Durbar Festival is an annual festival celebrated in different northern cities of Nigeria such as Katsina, Bida and Kano. It is celebrated at the end of Muslim festivals Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha. Below is a video of the celebration of the festival.

Five Unchallengeable Facts About The Hausa People

Hausa people

The Hausa tribe is one of the most interesting tribes in Nigeria. Their fascinating culture, beliefs and history added to their interesting lifestyle. They dwell in the northern part of Nigeria and are very large in population. The purpose of writing this article is to enlighten you more about the Hausa people therefore writing out some FACTS about the Hausa People… Continue reading Five Unchallengeable Facts About The Hausa People

Argungun Fishing Festival In The Heart Of Kebbi

Argungun fishing festival

The Argungun fishing festival is an annual festival which lasts for four days in Kebbi State , located in the North-western part of Nigeria. This fishing festival is usually held in Argungun, the capital city of the Argungun Emirate Council. People come from every part of the globe to witness the Argungun fishing festival which fills the atmosphere with a scent of the Hausa culture.

The festival was first held in 1934 to mark the end of the long period of hostility between the Kebbi Kingdom and the Sokoto Caliphate. Continue reading Argungun Fishing Festival In The Heart Of Kebbi

Traditional Marriage Among The Hausa

hausaThe marriage ceremony among the Hausa tribe is not time consuming and expensive to that of the Igbo and Yoruba traditional marriage.
When a man sees a girl he wants to marry, he will first seek permission from the girl’s parents. The family of the girl will then conduct on the man to ascertain his religious beliefs, moral, ethics and other related things with his background. Continue reading Traditional Marriage Among The Hausa

Pre-colonial Political Administration In Hausaland

Pre- colonial political administration in Hausaland

After the great Jihad war (1804-1810) led by Usman Dan Fodio, the former fourteen Hausa states were merged and then divided into two caliphates. The eastern caliphate which included states like Yola, Gombe, Kano, Zaria and Katsina had Sokoto as its capital while the western caliphate, including Ilorin, Argungun and Kontagora had Gwandu as its capital. Usman Dan Fodio became the head (Sarkin Muslim) of the whole Hausaland while the control of Sokoto (eastern) and Gwandu (western) caliphates went to Bello, Usman Dan Fodio’s son and Abdullah, Usman Dan Fodio’s brother respectively. Continue reading Pre-colonial Political Administration In Hausaland