This soup used to be an exclusive delicacy consumed by the Efiks
, that is people from Cross River and Akwa Ibom States, but now it has followed handshakes across the Niger and Benue.
Pronounced traits of Animism can be found among the Ibibios, the Efiks, the Ogoja tribes, and Sierra Leone tribes in West Africa, among some tribes around the great equatorial lakes of Eastern Africa and among the Kung bushmen of Southern Africa .
Animist sects can be found in West Africa among the Ibibio and Efik tribes" (105).
These include new yam festival prominent among the Igbos, Masquerade festival among the Yorubas Efiks and Igbos.
For example, Yoruba is spoken in six states, Igbo in four states, Annang, Efik and Ibibio in two states while Hausa is spoken across all the states in the North.
Adams (Compositae) is a tropical shrub widely grown in Nigeria, where it is commonly known as yurinyun by the Yorubas, orangila by Igbos, tozalin by Hausas and Edemedong by Efiks
It is home to the Ijaws, Itsekiris, Efiks
, Isokos, Igbos, Hausas, Yoruba and Uhrobos.
Staff explained it was a famous Nigerian soup, particularly indigenous to the Efiks
Minority tribes in the East (like the Efiks
in Calabar, or those in the oil rich Niger delta) were mostly Federalist in their politics and let the Federal troops into Biafra without resistance because they were worried about Ibo designs on their oil.
It is left to be seen, as the Europeans project through the ICJ "judgement" on Bakassi, how the Efiks
living in the Bakassi Peninsula would suddenly become "Cameroonians" while their kith and kin in Cross River State remain Nigerians.
Many chose the maiden's costume from their villages, while some chose the local Efik
dress to impress the judges.