Dambe: Forgotten Nigerian Martial Art is Growing Online

From Nollywood actresses to afrobeat superstars, August Udoh, has captured them all.

He’s lauded as Nigeria’s most talented celebrity photographer but it is the stories of those on the very margins of society that are important to him.
The fighters captured in series “Dambe” are ordinary working men. “They have normal jobs. Some are truck drivers, others mechanics,” Udoh told CNN. But with one exception – their downtime is spent competing in martial arts sport dambe.
It’s a traditional form of boxing where competitors fight with a single bounded hand for three rounds. As Udoh’s series title suggests, this martial arts club is underground, its presence spread only through word-of-mouth. Read More via CNN.