OVUM DANCE AND THE CHALLENGES TO CULTURAL STABILITY OF ELELE-ALIMINI IN EMOHUA LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF RIVERS STATE
This study which focuses on the Ovum Dance and the Challenges to Cultural Stability of Elele-Alimini in Emohua Local Government Area of Rivers State, explored the historical background of the Ovum dance, its origin, musical instruments, as well as its membership. Primary data were gathered through observation and oral interviews, while bibliographical evidences served as secondary data. This study revealed that Christianity, education and urbanization played a strong role in the sustainability of the group. The Ovum dance group instead of increasing in number, decreased due to its traditional belief of using ancestral figures during their dance display which was condemned by the Church, Finally, as a way forward, the authors presented some recommendations.