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Chief priest.

Durring the purification ritual which makes a part of the new yam festival, the chief priest and his entourage must perform certain acts amidst adulations from the villagers. He is believed to be in communication with the dieties of the land, and seen as the medium through which their requests, desires and prayers are made known.

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Date Taken: 10.2020
Date Uploaded: 10.2021
Photo Location: Asaba, Nigeria
Camera: TECNO CA7
Copyright: © Chidinma Akaeze