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Running head: Historical research paper 1The historical study of the Yoruba cultural wedding attire in NigeriaAngela AyukLiberty UniversityFACS 429-001February 24th, 2020
Historical research paper 2AbstractThis paper is going to be centered around the different outfit worn by the Yoruba culture during their cultural weddings in Nigeria. I will also be giving a brief history of the Yoruba culture, its origin and so many more. I will be talking about the different events and situations that led to the formation of this culture, as well as expatiate on why the different materials and fabric used is important and what it symbolizes. Finally, it is also going to be focused on the research of the different pieces and attires that used during the weddings for both females and males.
Historical research paper 3When history is addressed, it talks about past events, discoveries, collections and information about event that had happened back in time, as well as informative discoveries that could be useful for us nor present during these times. History is regarded as the past with all the complications it had in regard to events. John Jacob Anderson says, “history is the narration of events which have happened among mankind including the rise and fall of nations as well as other great changes which have affected the political and social condition of the human race”. Just as the term history implies, this paper is going to run us through the history of the Yoruba culture in Nigeria Africa, as well as give us a full insight and information on traditional attires used during weddings, what each piece signifies, and their importance and use.The southwestern part of Nigeria was resided between the 4thand 7thcenturies, as time went by, the group of people that settled in that region were called the Yoruba, this culture was between the 12thand 14thcentury, this culture dates back to the era that existed before the Oyo empire .The Yoruba people were ruled by the ile-ife ooni which is known as king of that state at the time, it was also said that his descendants became the rulers of the city after he had died. The Yoruba people constitute of about 44 million people which is about 35% of Nigeria’s population,thereby making them one of the largest ethnic groups in Nigeria.

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