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Photo essay: Yoruba dining etiquette 101. Eating with the fingers Special

Ibadan - In some parts of the world, eating a meal with your fingers is considered vulgar or at best a concession in informal situations. In Nigeria, however, favorite dishes must be eaten with the fingers because they just don't taste right eaten with cutlery.

Images of elegance and style in Yoruba Nigerian fashion culture Special

Lagos - Any foreigner, especially from the West, visiting Nigeria will be struck by the richness and elegance of Nigerian fashion culture. The Yoruba of southwest Nigeria are particularly noted among Nigeria's ethnic groups for their exquisite fashion taste.
 

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This young man thinks he is cool
This young man thinks he is cool
A panoramic view of event hall
A panoramic view of event hall
My friend and I visit Iyadunni  bukateria.
My friend and I visit Iyadunni "bukateria."
Couple resplendent in native designs
Couple resplendent in native designs
Celebrant at church service  in green lace agbada. Note the volume of the robe.His partner dresses t...
Celebrant at church service, in green lace agbada. Note the volume of the robe.His partner dresses to match in "iro and buba" with a matching strip of cloth the "iborun." The "reception party" followed the solemn church service.
A mosaic of native designs and colors. The man third from left is wearing a simple  sokoto and buba ...
A mosaic of native designs and colors. The man third from left is wearing a simple "sokoto and buba" the underpiece of a full "agbada" robe
Celebrant and partner cut the cake while their grandson awaits his share
Celebrant and partner cut the cake while their grandson awaits his share
Note the lady in the foreground with her back turned to the camera. That is quite an expensive piece...
Note the lady in the foreground with her back turned to the camera. That is quite an expensive piece of material she is wearing, if you've cultivated the "eye" to recognize the relative quality of materials
A panoramic view of the event hall
A panoramic view of the event hall