FLASHBACK: A market scene in Freetown, Sierra Leone in 1955.

<SUNBIGHT> – A market scene in Freetown, Sierra Leone in 1955.

The items displayed on the table are Potatoes, Orógbó (Bitter Kola), Egusi, and native ball soap.

The market women must be from the Akú or Oku ethnic group, they are primarily the descendants of liberated Yorubas who were released from slave ships and resettled in Sierra Leone.

Despite being separated from their fount, they are still touch with most of their customs and traditions viz. The Egúngún festival is still very alive in the Akú/Oku community.■

[Courtesy: Yoruba Blog]

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