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bauchi_friends Level 6
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Local Wrestling, Would You Watch?

I came across this wrestling arena in an outskirt village of Bauchi on Wednesday evening when the sun was lowered and the atmosphere was golden with magnificent views. The wrestling competition is done every Wednesday among the villagers and the last man standing after different fixtures would be crowned the winner as the villagers informed me. I loved the environmental setting with great sounds of local drummers. They further informed me that they do the festival is done once in a year  after the harvesting season; when all their farm products are harvested and taken home. The super champion who always wins the crown explained to me that he inherited wrestling talents and stamina from his dad who used to be the champion during their days. He further said that his dad married his mum after winning one of the strongest championships, and she was given to him as a gift for being a super champion consecutively in those years.

It was really amazing watching them performing, and the super champion guy won it again. Would you like to watch their wrestling performance?10848C6D-A7DC-4D0F-9EC7-FC9514FDA218.jpegSuper champion on action with opponent

 

9A3066A0-9851-4A35-861C-D159756EFB85.jpegThe super champion by left

 

8468A8CF-1036-45F1-A674-1E1613F3CC02.jpegThe town crier

 

BDAF885B-F999-4231-B45D-9FFE88949E5F.jpegThe young shall grow

 

C299C14E-52DE-4CAD-B54A-F7FFD477A90A.jpegThe battle ground setting

 

766AA24D-7630-4A38-9B03-F770FC688879.jpegOther contestants

 

Bauchi, Nigeria
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AdrianLunsong Level 8
Level 8

Re: Local Wrestling, Would You Watch?

Thanks for the share @bauchi_friends! It's always interesting to see other cultures and you've shared a great set of photos to us too!

Adrian :)
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Eagle-Eye-360 Level 10
Level 10

Re: Local Wrestling, Would You Watch?

Thanks for sharing photos @bauchi_friends. I love the photo second from top. It has good meaning and lighting is spectacular. Are you local or tourist?

I'm from New Zealand and live in Prague, Czech Republic
bauchi_friends Level 6
Level 6

Re: Local Wrestling, Would You Watch?

Thank you @AdrianLunsong I’m glad you loved it. 😊

bauchi_friends Level 6
Level 6

Re: Local Wrestling, Would You Watch?

  1. @Eagle-Eye-360 I’m very excited that you loved it. I’m local, that’s my hometown. I hope you will visit us in the future. 😁
Eagle-Eye-360 Level 10
Level 10

Re: Local Wrestling, Would You Watch?

@bauchi_friends yes I hope to visit you some day. Keep up the great work and Local Guide posts.

I'm from New Zealand and live in Prague, Czech Republic
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Re: Local Wrestling, Would You Watch?

Hi @bauchi_friends,

 

Thank you for sharing your photos with us. The cultural diversity is amazing. It was so interesting to read about the wrestling and traditions of your hometown. What else will you suggest to visit or see there?

 

By the way, I relabeled your post to Local Stories, as it fits better there.


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bauchi_friends Level 6
Level 6

Re: Local Wrestling, Would You Watch?

Thank you @InaS 

Yes, there are other great things to do in Bauchi which includes safari to view the wildlife animals, swim in a natural warm spring water which is very crystal clear, hike on beautiful mountains and hills for a magnificent view especially during sunset or sunrise, visit ancient monuments and palaces, and many other adventures.

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Re: Local Wrestling, Would You Watch?

This sounds so interesting @bauchi_friends. What is the best time to travel? Have you ever went to a safari? I would like to try it at least once.


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bauchi_friends Level 6
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Re: Local Wrestling, Would You Watch?

@InaS The best time to travel is all the months except August, September and October because of heavy rains and difficult to see the wildlife animals during that period. Yes, I have been to safari many times, it’s a great experience. 😊