Bijagos Archipelago: Society where women are allowed to pick their husbands

Bijagos Archipelago: Society where women are allowed to pick their husbands

- A society in Guinea Bissau called Bijagos Archipelago is reportedly a place where women control all affairs of governance

- Known for hunting, women in the society are allowed to choose their husbands as men dress to attract the opposite gender

- The community is also led by female priests as against male spiritual leaders as is obtainable in most traditional African worlds

The story of Bijagos Archipelago, a community in Guinea Bissau, is a counter-narrative to popular societies where most things are controlled by the men.

In this society, according to the Sacred Land Film Project, the women get to choose their own husbands, as well as control the law, economy, welfare, and spirituality. Bijagos is even guided by female priests.

The people of the society are most known for hunting and their peculiar canoes that could carry 70 people each at a go.

The Bijagos have also had their fair share of colonialism as reports said that they were under forced labor by both the Portuguese and British in the first half of the 20th century.

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The population of the society is pinned at about 25,000 where most of them are animists. Because of their bio-wealth, UNESCO identified it as a biosphere in 1996.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, said that he has been supporting the government in the provisions of the resourceful equipment in the fight against the pandemic.

He said that in doing so, he has gone to several states in the southwest in solidarity with the federal government to protect the lives of people.

On his LinkedIn page, the monarch said he also took out time to discuss with the governors of the states on how to help their people throughout this trying time so they could get by.

Oba Adeyeye said as a way to show that “we need to look inwards” to solve the problems of the country, he donated things like truck fumigators.

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He, therefore, added that Nigeria needs to look towards its young population as a group that could drive solutions for the country.

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In other news, the general overseer of the Synagogue Church of All Nations, Prophet TB Joshua has said that pandemics such as coronavirus only happen once every 100 years.

TB Joshua said that God told him in a revelation that there will be hard times immediately after the lockdown is over, urging people to live within their means.

The cleric said that as a way to survive, many will have to “withdraw from the city to rural life or to do away with some of your properties”.

He said this during his live TV broadcast on Sunday, May 10, adding that many will go down with the crisis if they do not adjust to the new condition.

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The man of God, however, asked people not to lose faith because of the present challenges, saying God will make ways for many.

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