The Kezzeme festival takes place at the end of the dry season each year (March). The Orisino divsion of the Acipu climb up Korisino (Karishen) mountain for a beating festival. Older boys and youths are beaten by younger boys holding spiked raffia palm branches, and the transition from beater to beaten is an important part of becoming a man. The beating is followed by individual war dances between veterans.
The commentaries below were provided by Mohammed Mallam. Markus Yabani has also provided a commentary.
Scenes from the beating
Showing off afterwards!
Veterans' war dances
Ɗanjuma Galadima, Damina Jayi and Mogobiri Katintun