Evala Wrestling

Evala is a wrestling sport practiced by the Kabye people of northern Togo. In wrestling competitions, boys try to prove there manhood by winning an Evala wrestling match and is used as an intiation ceremony. Evala is a form of traditional wrestling practiced mainly by the Kabyé of northern Togo, in West Africa. Competitors meet yearly in a festival. Evala is the culmination of a week of...

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