Kokowa Wrestling Festival is one of the major festivals of the Zamfara State, it is a cultural festivalwhere young men try to show their supremacy over other young men in a wrestling match.
This festival is usually celebrated during the dry season in the village square. The young men who will compete will come out in the middle of the square where they will be commanded to show their strength.
The wrestler that first falls the opponent wins the match and is rewarded accordingly. The winner of the wrestling match command high degree of respect among his peers and also among women.
Spectators hang around the square, charting songs to cheer the wrestler they like up to victory.




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