"Why Edo ' African Culture?

With Francis U. Odupute

Culture has long stood for the way of life of people, for the sum of the learned behaviour patterns, attitudes and material things.

Culture manifests itself both in pattern of language and thought and in forms of activity and behaviour.

From the foregoing, we can deduce that culture becomes models for common adaptive acts and styles of expressive behaviour, which enable people to live in a society within a given geographical environment at a given state of technical development.

Culture is very complex, varying along many dimensions. Any attempt to factor out the dimensions and to provide scales for their measurement may fail.

Culture denotes a historically transmitted pattern of meaning embodied in symbolic forms by means of which men communicate, perpetuate and develop their knowledge about life. Every person carries within him or herself, a pattern of thinking, feeling and potential acting which were learned throughout (his or her) life time.

Much of these patterns are acquired in early childhood, because at that time a person is most susceptible to learning and assimilating.

Culture is the cumulative values, deposit of knowledge, experience, meaning, beliefs, concept of self, self universe relationships, hierarchies of status, role expectation and time concept acquired by a large group of people in the course of generations through individual and group striving."

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Comment by Ihevba on October 31, 2011 at 9:48am
I am happy to be a benin boy any where any time

Great Benin Bronze



These anti-Edo political organizations you folks went to join are the most anti-African - and Africans - in the world.

They're worse than anything; we obviously can't stop you though, even Ewuare II's manifest destiny lies in our own regional party.

We have egba Omo Oduduwa and so on, NPC, AG, the forerunner of them all NCNC and then now these cancers of today.

Stay "with them", but register for your most important election first: your local election, register Edo Political Front, and if you don't, vote the front.

No self respecting Edo will - in the future - find themselves the flag bearers and cheerleaders of foreign parties with indirect rule political and economic mandates, it just doesn't work.

No sane Edo person lives to "have the ear" of someone who doesn't have Edo at their heart.

The Supreme Court is the place to remove the frustration of these lethargic and "periodic" additions to the voting rolls; here - where I live - you can fill in the forms regarding changing your voter registration at the post office and other easy access places.

At the rate things are going we're going to find ourselves truly in decline as our populations suffer from simple things like protein deficiencies in children

" - Reggie Akpata

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