THE ROLE OF AFRICAN TRADITIONAL RELIGION IN NATION BUILDING

  • Egege Ugiazibe
Keywords: African Traditional Religion, Nation Building, Culture, Religion

Abstract

The recent happenings around the world particularly Nigeria calls for a nation building. Nation- building is about having a common sense of purpose, a sense of a shared identity, and a collective imagination of belongings. Thus, the aim of this paper is to examine the role African traditional religion plays in ensuring nation-building using secondary sources. The result of the study indicates that African traditional religion has rich cultural activities that bring the Africans under the umbrella of unity and peaceful co-existence. It was also discovered in this study that despite the influence of western ideology, African traditional religion has maintained its cultural heritage. Hence the paper concludes that African traditional religion is a model for nation building.

Published
2021-11-23
Section
Articles