Some have dubbed culture as the cry of men in search of their identity; whereas others see it as a broadening of the mind and spirit. In the words of Albert Camus, “without culture and the related freedom it implies, society even when perfect is but a jungle”. It therefore surmises that a society and people that fail to promote its culture eventually loses its identity.
For the Manyu people, the authentic creation of culture is nothing but a gift to the future generation that must be preserved and protected by its stewards. As in every generation, ours is blessed to witness such a creation in the talents of Arrey Bate Nico whom some have titled the “Manyu Cultural Ambassador”.
Bate Nico thrills Manyu Fans in Washington DC – USA
Artist champions eradication of female genital mutilation in Africa
|For centuries in Africa, one of the cruelest practices that have been undertaken on young girls and women has been female genital mutilation.
This is the partial cutting of the external female genitalia. Often performed without anesthetic by practitioners with no knowledge of human anatomy, the practice has often caused death and permanent healthconditions besides severe pain. Despite grave risks, the practitioners of FGM look upon it as an integral part of their cultural and ethnic identity. Opponents however see this practice as cruel and inhumane and detrimental to a woman's health and well being.