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Zangbeto. Navigating Between the Spaces of Oral Art, Communal Security and Conflict Mediation in Badagry, Nigeria

  title={Zangbeto. Navigating Between the Spaces of Oral Art, Communal Security and Conflict Mediation in Badagry, Nigeria},
  author={Folashade Hunsu},
This Discussion Paper critically examines Zangbeto, a highly revered society, among the Egun people in the town of Badagry, near the city of Lagos, in south west Nigeria, that have creatively re-in ... 

Civilisation and Economic Recession as Retardants to Communication Inherent in Efe, Gelede and Zangbeto Total Theatre Performance: The Cultural and Creative Arts Overview

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Zangbeto: The Traditional Way of Policing and Securing the Community among the Ogu (Egun) People in Badagry, Nigeria

This paper is an ethnological and anthropological study of Zangbeto among the Ogu (Egun) people of Badagry, in Nigeria. The study utilized survey design approach with emphasis on qualitative method:

IJAH Vol 9 (1), S/No 32, January, 2020

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  • K. Meagher
  • Political Science
    The Journal of Modern African Studies
  • 2007
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