Eduola Tribe 1 edo 2008


Eduola Tribe 1 edo 2008

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The Eduola occupy a vast stretch of land around the south-eastern corridor of the Upper West region, sharing boundary with the Northern region. The great warrior known only as Takyi is believed to have migrated from somewhere near present day Accra (Ghana’s capital city) on his conquest agenda, settled at Nyetigu and later his progeny split to Kanyini in the Jirapa/Lambussie district of the upper west region. From Nyetigu, they expanded their horizon to share boundary with Wechiau at present day Ga to the west, Naaha to the north, and Northern region to the east and south.

Eduola are blessed with a great shrine (Bisuoni) of all ages believed to have been bequeathed to them by one of their great ancestors called Kabiebayo for protection. The god which is the secret behind their success and conquests is consulted in all matters of importance.

The custodians of the great shrine of the land (present day Ga and Samuni) are predominantly farmers. They cultivate crops such as cereals, yam and legumes. The land also has a great deposit of shea trees. Livestock keeping is not left out in their agricultural activities. With the Ghana Cedi as the major medium of exchange in commercial transactions, cowries are also accepted for customary and sometimes business transactions.

The African Traditional Religion is commonly practiced among the people of Nyetigu, with small sections also being Christians.Traditional festivals among the people of Nyetigu include Jinbenti and Christmas. Jinbenti is celebrated in the first month of the Lunar year. It is an occasion where departed souls are remembered with feasts and sacrifices. In order of succession, the head of tribe automatically becomes the chief priest to the great shrine, Bisuoni.

However, in the wake of civilisation and modernity knocking every door, the Eduola still resort to Bisuoni for answers to their developmental challenges. There is high school drop out among them, women being discouraged from undertaking commercial ventures, waste management problems among others.

Additional product information

Year 2,008
Material Bronze
Condition UNC
Denomination 1 edo
Mintage 1000
Diámeter (mm) 38

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