Mambila man dressed up in his annual dance costume. It is a little unusual because he has a feathered hair ornament and he carried the hippopotamus whip. The whip is rather heavy; if he hit someone with it he would knock him or her to the ground. Nigeria, Adamawa Province.


A type of hairdo that the Mambila are known for, this one is interesting because you will note that peanuts, red wool yarn, and buttons have been tied in. Nigeria, Adamawa Province.


This woman is participating in some of the activities of the male, in fact her status is male. By this I mean that her father had no sons and therefore he had to pass on all his special knowledge to one of his daughters and she will pass this knowledge on to her sons. Nigeria, Adamawa Province.