TOWARDS PRESERVING IGALA FOLKTALES
Keywords:Igala folktales, documentation, preservation, Igala cultural values
In more recent times, Igala culture just like any other culture is being influenced by modern games, cultures and practices which mostly are alien to Igala traditional norms. These games capture the interest and psyche of many Igala youth at the detriment of their inherited cultural values. Consequently, some Igala rich-cultural values are gradually disappearing, and the popularity of Igala folktales in particular is on the verge of extinction. This study advocates the need for documentation of Igala folktales through the use of technology as a way to preserve their values among the future generation. The work argues that since Igala
folktales have an important place in the social life of the Igala, its disappearance foreshadows a danger to the harmonious and progressive development of Igala kingdom.