As an annual event for meeting together in a grand activity of a Cultural Day, the Ywom people of Plateau State, Nigeria, in Garkawa had gathered again last December to ‘fan’ their culture, as seen in these pictures. You will also see the Chief of Garkawa, who is traditionally known as Mwo-Ywom, Mr. J.K. Dabup, shown in some of the pictures.
YWOM-DAY 2015: Cultural dance before dignitaries during the Ywom Day at Garkawa on 26/12/2015.
YWOM-DAY 2015: One of the famous masquerades that goes by the name ‘Dapit,’ commonly found among the ethnic groups in the area. It was a popular figure as it entertained spectators during the Ywom Day celebration, on 26/12/2015 at Garkawa.
YWOM-DAY 2015: Cultural drums. The drummers entertaining spectators during the Ywom-Garkawa Cultural Day staged on 26/12/2015.
YWOM-DAY 2015: Sitting (L-R): His Royal Highness, Mwo-Ywom (Chief) J.K. Dabup. Next to him is the district head of Garkawa, Mr. Ishaku Fanto. Others dressed in red-and-white are known as the “dogaris” at the occasion, on 26/12/2015.
YWOM-DAY 2015: A very fierce masquerade whose job also is to discipline stubborn boys – even by whipping – with the stick held in its hand, during the Cultural Day at Ywom, Garkawa, 26/12/2015.
YWOM-DAY 2015: A cross section of spectators watching the cultural display at the Ywom Day on 26/12/2015.
YWOM-DAY 2015: Some dignitaries at the occasion of the Ywom Day celebration on 26/12/2015.
YWOM-DAY 2015: His Royal Highness, Mwo-Ywom (Chief) J.K. Dabup of Garkawa, delivering a speech at the occasion of the Ywom Day at Garkawa, 26/12/2015.