Among the Ebira (Anebira) of present Kogi State, dance as an art form exists within ceremonial or social purposes. Ebira Rambo dance is a neo-traditional dance that possesses modern choreographic synchrony. That is one is not all out to witness a typical Ebira traditional dance.
This group of dancers who refer to themselves as Onyeze Oziete Anebira came into the spotlight in 1960 when they began to represent Ebira culture. Rambo is an abbrev of Irambo Jimoh Egugu who was famed for his wrestling and dancing skills and happened to be the leader of the group.
The Rambo dancers are not just dancers, beyond their dancing and body-twisting skills, they are skilful drummers. Ebira Rambo dance is rooted in stylized dance movements. The dance melts Ebira social, occupational and ritual art dance forms.
One is not likely to regret spending some moments watching the group of dancing displaying their dancing skills in Okene or Ajaokuta. The Ebira-Rambo dancers were instrumental to the popularity of Ebira dance at national and international levels.