Socio-ethical appraisal of life after death among the traditional Ibibio


  • Promise Akpan Department of Religious and Cultural Studies, Faculty of Arts, University of Uyo, Uyo
  • Clement Eton Department of Religious and Cultural Studies, Faculty of Arts, University of Uyo, Uyo
  • Enobong Lot Department of Religious and Cultural Studies, Faculty of Arts, University of Uyo, Uyo



Life after death, Appraisal, Socio-ethical


The problem of this research is the gap in literature on life after death among the traditional Ibibio. The study explores the impact of the belief in life after death on the socio-ethical life of the traditional Ibibio worshipers. The methodology adopted for the study is qualitative survey. Plato’s theory of immortality is the theoretical framework adopted for the study.Information was gathered from primary and secondary sources. The researchers found that among the traditional Ibibio, leading a morally good life is the nitty-gritty for having a comfortable life hereafter. The study concludes that life after death is an essential component of Ibibio indigenous religion, and its value cannot be underestimated. Among other things, the study recommends that people should learn to respect each other’s religious belief for peaceful coexistence in a religiously pluralistic society like Nigeria. 


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How to Cite

Akpan, P., Eton, C., & Lot, E. (2024). Socio-ethical appraisal of life after death among the traditional Ibibio. Journal of the Nigerian Languages Project, 5.