Oral story has been around for ages and it is a tradition that been used as a performance of art in several cultures. This act which involves the interaction between the story teller and the audience has been around and practiced for over 50,000 years.
In Africa, both during the ancient era and the current modern society the practice of oral story telling is quite rich as through out the ages, oral stories has been used to preserve cultural experiences, beliefs, social values, wisdom and also passing them from one generation to another. Also throughout history, it has been severally noted that adult educators, people in power and ancient scholars like Aesop, Plato, Jesus of Nazareth have used stories to , connect and communicate with learners and audience of various backgrounds. This was also true in pre-literary Nigerian societies, where storytelling was used as a means of educating, preserving oral traditions, and transferring cultural norms to indigenous peoples.
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