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The Church provides opportunities for exposure to things outside, a valued attribute associated with Yoruba ideas about olaju (enlightenment) as mentioned earlier. Thus in the First Profession ceremony, the use of both hand-woven narrow-strip aso ofi cloth worn in Yoruba fashion and manufactured cloth (aso oyinbo) worn in Western styles may be interpreted as an attempt to bridge these two identities – as Yoruba practitioners of a Western world religion and as Roman Catholics who reside in Southwestern Nigeria.

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The right hand holds a sharp object and is positioned upright, ready to thrust downward toward the belly, thereby completing the cosmic sequence. In addition to adopting common postures, banganga magnified their likeness to minkondi by wearing similar dress and painting their faces (MacGaffey, 1988, 1990, 1993; Thompson, 1978, 1984; Thompson and Cornet, 1981). Both banganga and minkondi wore caps fitted firmly to contain specialized knowledge and often wore similar skirts, arm bands and accoutrements such as feathers, gourds, rattles, claws and skins (MacGaffey, 1990, 1993; Thompson, 1978).

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