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Top 4 Nigerian Traditional Games to Try

Kokawa (traditional wrestling)

In the past, when eligible men sought to marry a belle, a wrestling competition was organized to select the strongest amongst them and the winner automatically had the right to marry the lady.

Today, kokawa has become a feature of festivals in Benue. Kokawa is truly an indigenous games where fighters compete for honours wrestling each other in a sand filled circle of about six metres in diameter. There are 3 rounds and the wrestling match is fought in different weight categories between 45kg and 100kg.

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