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Wimbum Cultural Festival 2022: traditional caps steal show

By Bakah Derick  Traditional caps were a major attraction at the 2022 editon of the Wimbum Cultural festival: Ndəé Rlà. With various designs, the cap complemented the traditional outfit of mostly the men. While some wore their caps for fun, others did with respect to their traditional titles, positions and authority.  "A cap is an important part of the traditional dressing of the man in the grasdfield generally. In the Mbum land, caps present the traditional position of the bearer. For example, a cap used by Ta'Nformi is different from that used by Ta'Shey Ngiri or Ta'Shey Nwerong. For those without any traditional office or authority, they wear a simple cap mostly the black round cap or the one made with thread of fibre. The cap summarily symbolises maturity in the traditional circles because the cap you wear indicates physically your level." Samba as he wanted to be identified explains to Hilltopvoices  For the youth most those who have n