One of the few who still engage in nudity is the old rural group of the Kambari in Niger State.
The Kambari people are a secretive group who take pride in being as free from the government as they can be.
People in the rural village of Kambari in the Niger State’s Birnin Amina Local Government Area go around naked. They are an unappreciated tribe content with their basic lifestyle and lack of government assistance for a viable community.
Style Of Living
The native language of the Kambari people is Kambari; neither English nor Hausa is spoken by them. They only contact others when they must travel to the market and farm; otherwise, they remain in their little settlements. They are unwilling to let go of the culture of nudity that their predecessors passed down to them. The men and women both cover the bottom half of their bodies with wraps when they go to the market to sell the farm’s produce. For a predominantly agrarian and nomadic population, donkeys are the solely available mode of transportation.
In Kambari, the bride’s parents prepare meals for the groom while the wedding festivities include the slaughter of goats and cows for nourishment. The marriage is consummated once the meal has been consumed. The community head asserts that young women’s tattoos, good manners, and hairstyles rather than their nudity are what draw males to them.
Unlike the majority of northern Nigeria, the Kambari people are neither Christians nor Muslims. Instead, they worship a god called Magiro as pagans. They are also fervent believers in magic and witchcraft.
The Kambari people, who live in the Rijua local council region, produce a significant portion of the crops that are consumed by the local population as a whole. The most widely grown crops are rice, beans, peanuts, millet, and corn. While the wealthier residents have cattle, nearly all of the people raise hens and goats for meat.