Every tribe and country is bound by specific cultural practices, traditions, and Nigeria is not excluded. However, most times, these tribes are considered strange, weird and outrageous. Let’s discuss a few of them below:
1. Magun: Nigeria, like some other nations, have zero tolerance for adultery. And Magun (Thunderbolt) is black magic used by Yorubas which involves placing it in a married woman without her knowing so that when she commits adultery, her lover loses his life.
2. Widowhood: This is very rampant among Igbos. A woman who just lost her husband will be subjected to humiliation to prove that she has no hand in his death. All types of punishments will be inflicted on her, including making her drink the water used to wash her husband’s corpse, shaving off her hair and so on.
3. Witch-hunting: Edos are known for this. As soon as a man or woman is suspected to be a witch or a wizard, he or she will be taken to a witch doctor to undergo all types of torture for the truth to be discovered.
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4. Sharo festival: This is a rampant practice among the Fulanis. It happens to prove that a young man has grown and is ready to get married. Sharo simply means flogging and the man in question will be thoroughly flogged by someone known as a challenger. While the flogging is going on, the man must not show any signs of pain or discomfort, else, he’ll fail the test.
5. Female circumcision: This scary practice happens in Africa. Unlike the circumcision performed on men, which involves partial or complete removal of the foreskin around the genitals, the one on girls involves complete removal of the genitals just to preserve the lady’s chastity. Luckily for potential victims, the practice is not as rampant as it used to be.


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