African Journal of
History and Culture

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Hist. Cult.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-6672
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJHC
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 171

Full Length Research Paper

Panoply of selected Asante and Ijaw cultural practices: Comparative and descriptive study

Kquofi, S.*, Olowonirejuaro, A. and Asante, E. A.
Department of General Art Studies, Faculty of Art, UPO Box 50, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Published: 30 June 2013



Even though Ghana and Nigeria have a myriad of diverse cultures, which highlight the philosophical foundations of the existence of the people, most of these cultural elements are similar in practice. By virtue of the proximity of the two nations, their practices are vital to foster unity as well as create a healthy cultural relationship for socio-cultural development of the two West African nations. This paper is a descriptive and comparative account of Asante and Ijaw of Ghana and Nigeria respectively, to establish their unique similarities for socio-cultural cohesion. The synthesis of the findings highlights that an in-depth cultural equilibrium exists between the two nations in terms of the economic, religious, political and social aspects of the cultural life of the Asante and Ijaw.


Key words: Asante, cultural practices, ethnic, Ijaw, socio-cultural.