The most common social activities of
Ekpeye people are dancing masquerade displays, wrestling, and singing.
The villages located along the rivers also participate in swimming. The
littoral towns and villages along the reverie do swimming. Some of these
social activities are done as pastime to entertain the public during
festivals, burial ceremonies, etc. Although some of them are no longer
in vogue, they are believed to be inspired by or dedicated to one
power/god/deity in the locality or community.
Social mobilization was easily done and the discipline among themselves
was on the high side, primarily because of such power/deity/gods for
which such social groups were dedicated to. With the demise of some of
the groups, being a member was no longer fashionable in the present
context, though the activities or roles of their fathers are still on
the children. It is not uncommon today to find in some homes, the relics
of those social groups, such as drums, metal and wooden gongs, masks,
There are other social groups for men and women formed for the general
welfare of the community such as the Uzugbani Ekpeye, and improvement or
development unions such as Udumata Ubie Social Club of Ubie, Odhiomisima
Women Club, Age Group Unions, etc.
Ekpeye is very rich in social activities and this has contributed to
freedom in lifestyle for both men and women.
Patrilined System |
Family Possessing Spirits
| Social Activities