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Why there is a fattening room culture among these groups in Nigeria

Why there is a fattening room culture among these groups in Nigeria

The fattening practice is a rite of passage of the Kalabari, Efik, and Ibibio clans of Nigeria. It is an initiation ceremony that prepares the maiden to be an elegant and cultured woman. Once in the fattening room, the matriarch grooms the ladies by feeding them, teaching them the customs and etiquettes of being a…

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