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Episode 28 | Anansa and the Ekombi Dance

"Mmm, mmm, mmm... today drained me."

Anansa is the Efik goddess of the sea, particularly Cross River in Calabar, Nigeria. The Ekombi dance is a sequence that her followers perform in reverence. In this story, I tell of the young Ekpo who falls into the water and becomes a difficult, but willing student.

image of efik goddess of the sea Anansa for By The Fire Podcast episode 28. Black Nigerian mermaid

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