Gwandara people are one of the over 250 ethnic group in Nigeria. They are mostly found in North Central part of Nigeria with their population cut across five major states and other two related states. It is generally believed that Gwandara people came from Kano. They migrated at about 14th century (1365) to escape religious persecution or force conversion to Islam. So they left Kano under their leader whose father was a king and they first settled at Karshin-Daji (Fadan-Karshi) in the present day Kaduna state and subsequently Gwandara became their name. The original and full appellation being “Gwandarawa-da-Sallah” meaning rather dance than prayer. However, from Fadan-Karshi, Gwandara people spreads to other chiefdom within and outside Kaduna State.
Gwandara Festive Period:
The Gwandara tribe in Nigeria are highly acclaimed for their traditional festive period which covers different social gathering. This festive period just like the cultural heritage and it has given them a unique cultural identity celebrated every year after all farm produced have been harvested. It is always accompanied by different displays from various localities as directed and known nation wide to all Gwandara folks. The most recent social gathering and as well as dancing competition in order to portray the true culture of Gwandara people took place – Monday 2nd of April, 2018 at Idu-Koro, and that of Shereti lately 2019 – Abuja Municipal Area Council. It was indeed a festive period with numerous decorated events and dancing/traditional shows.
Gwandara Cultural Heritages:
Haven know that the Gwandara tribe in Nigeria are highly acclaimed for their traditional dancing patterns which covers different social gathering. This cultural practice known as cultural heritage which has given them a unique cultural identity nationwide. Thus; they have six(6) different dancing patterns that revolve round their masquerade popularly known by the Gwandara Culture of Centuries ago.
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