This is a research on Bwari and Bwari people.

Bwari is a district but it is an area as well council in the Federal Capital Territory. Its population according to the Population Census of 2016 is 581,100 and it covers about 1,031 km² in landmass.

Firstly, it’s history dates as far back as the seventeenth century with a hunter who migrated with his family from Zaria to bwari. Because of hunting. Bwari, derived from the name “bwapaye” which means to pound. Furthermore, the object which symbolizes the turbaning process in Bwari is derived from a tale of four brothers who were sent by their father to recover a precious object; but the last of the four brothers was the only successful one from the journey embarked upon; But, as a result of his place in the family, he could not ascend the throne and his elder brother Tayebebe was crowned instead followed by Dadadogunyi.

Language & Culture of Bwari people

The people speak two dialects that are sometimes called Gbari (Gwari yamma) and Gbagyi dialects.

Furthermore, they do hand built pots, textile design, tie and dye, painting, The Gbagyi people are peace-loving, transparent and accommodating people. Northerners are fond of saying in Hausa language muyi shi Gwari Gwari, “let’s do it like the Gbagyi” or “in the Gbagyi way”. According to Tanko Chigudu, the Gbagyi people have emerged as a unique breed among Nigerians: their culture shows how much they have come to terms with the universe. Daily they aspire to give life a meaning no matter the situation that they find themselves.

Food of Bwari people

Tuwo chinkafa, Mia kuka, Massa, Yam, Cocoyam, Millet, and Vegetables.


There are numerous hotels, bars, clubs, lounges, and apartments in bwari as well as car rentals. However, some hotels have bars, lounges, clubs and even pools. For example: Elim Hotel, Residency Hotel, Lovitos, Econop Suits and houses for rents for students at the Nigerian law school and at Veritas University Indeed real estate is thriving in Bwari.

Religion of Bwari people

They are predominantly muslims, but with a good number of christians.They have traditional worshipers who believe in shekwoi, they appease deities. And, also believe in reincarnation.

Towns and Villages

According to NIPOST’s website,[5] Bwari Area Council has the following towns/villages, with the Postcode 901101: Apugye , Barago , Baran Rafi , Barangoni , Barapa , Bazango Bwari , Bunko , Byazhi , Chikale , Dankoru , Dauda , Donabayi , Duba , Dutse Alhaji , Gaba , Galuwyi , Gidan Babachi , Gidan Baushe , Gidan Pawa , Gudupe , Gutpo , Igu , Jigo , Kaima , Karaku , Karawa , Kasaru , Katampe , Kawadashi , Kawu , Kikumi , Kimtaru , Kogo , Kubwa , Kuchibuyi , Kuduru , Kurumin Daudu , Kute , Kwabwure , Panda , Panunuki , Paspa , Payi , Piko , Rugan S/Fulani , Ruriji , Sabon Gari , Sagwari , Shere , Simape , Sumpe , T/Danzaria , T/Manu , Tokulo , Tudun Wada , Tunga Bijimi , Tunga-Adoka , Tungan Sarkin , Ushafa , Yaba , Yajida , Yaupe , Yayidna , Zango , Zuma.

List of notable Institutions in Bwari

Bwari Area Council Secretariat. Bwari General Hospital.

Nigerian Law School, Bwari.

Joint Admission & Matriculation Board (JAMB) HQ’s. JAMB UTME Computer-Based Testing Centre, Kogo.

Dorben Polytechnic, Abuja (now operating from its permanent site in Garam, Niger State).

List of notable people from Bwari

Bez (the musician). Lady Kwali (renowned African porter).


  1. Citi Population: Statistics, Maps and Charts Citipopulation.com
  2. Daily Trust newspaper dailytrust.com
  3. National Bureau of Statistics
  4. National Population Commission of Nigeria

A Research by Amarachi Oparah For OJ Wada