Panoply of Asante and Ijaw Cultural Practices: Comparative and Descriptive Account


Kquofi Steve
Olowonirejuaro Ayibadeinyefa


Ghana and Nigeria have diverse cultures, which embody some unique practices of Nigerians and Ghanaians. These practices are vital to foster unity as well as create a healthy cultural relationship for socio-cultural development of the two West African nations. This paper is a descriptive and comparative account of Asante and Ijaw of Ghana and Nigeria respectively, to establish their unique simlarities and differences for socio-cultural cohesion. In-depth interviews and direct observations were the major research techniques employed to collect the data. The synthesis of the findings highlights that cultural equilibrium exists between the two nations in-terms of the economic, religious, political and social aspects of the cultural life of the Asante and Ijaw.