Documenting libation rituals in Kiong, South-Eastern Nigeria


Documenting libation rituals in Kiong, South-Eastern Nigeria

Language: Kiong (ISO639-3:kkm)
Depositor: Eyo Mensah
Location: Nigeria
Deposit Id: 0335
ELDP Id: SG0170
Level: Deposit

Summary of deposit
The project sets out to document the language of libation rituals in Kiong, a language with less than 100 speakers in Akamkpa and Odukpani local government areas of Cross River State, Nigeria. The project focuses on the Okoyong community in Odukpani where libation ritual is still practiced as a significant form of sacred communication that is quitessential to their culture and spirituality but which is daily put out of prominence and active use. The project aims to interview, record, transcribe and annotate audio and video materials to produce archival data that will benefit the Kiong community and the enlarged scientific community.

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Curated
Resources online and curated

Depositor

Eyo Mensah
Affiliation: University of Calabar

Deposit Statistics

Data from 2018 June 18 to 2018 June 18
Deposit hits:2
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Libation rituals performed at the beginning of a new farming season was staged.

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This event was recorded at the residence of chief Eyo Ekpenyong Akiba Akak. The performer of the libation ritual walked around a car saying some prayers with a glass of water in his right hand, which was poured on several parts of the car at the end of the prayer.

Recorded on: 2016-04-22




The performer of the libation ritual stands opposite a girl-child of about 10 years old and chant some prayers with a bottle of liquor in his right hand. The drink is later poured on the ground for the ancestors to protect the child. Several object such as eggs, clay, palm frond, old coins and alligator pepper were also used in this performance.

Recorded on: 2016-04-22




Libation rituals for the coming of age of a young girl was staged.

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Libation rituals for the confernment of chieftancy was staged.

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Libation rituals for a man who was embarking on a journey (elicited)

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This event took place at the residence of chief Eyo Ekpenyong Akiba Akak. A potential bride is made to stand before the performer who made some incantations in the form of prayers, holding a glass of liquor in his right hand. The drink is poured to the ancestors to bless the future marriage

Recorded on: 2016-04-22




Libation rituals and prayer for a young man who is set to learn a trade as an apprentice

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Libation rituals for two young men preparing to go to war in a neighbouring village was staged

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This event took place in the residence of chief Eyo Ekpenyong Akiba Akak. The performer together with other members of the village council gather in from of a house with a glass of water and liquor before him. He picked first the class of liquor and prayed for the growth and well-being of the community. The water which signifies peace was also used for some regimes of prayer. The liquid were poured on the ground for the ancestors.

Recorded on: 2016-04-22