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5 oldest secret societies in Africa you knew nothing about

June 22, 2018 at 01:33 am | Culture

Bridget Boakye

Bridget Boakye | Contributor

June 22, 2018 at 01:33 am | Culture

Ekpe society, Pulse.ng

Ekpe

Ekpe means “leopard” in Efik and the group is present throughout Africa and its Diaspora. The Ekpe secret society which is most active in Nigeria is probably widely known. Its members are all men and typically law enforcers and politicians. They are known to be well-respected agents of wealth distribution in the community, often giving back through merriment and feasts.

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