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History

OWERRI, ORLU, OKIGWE AND THE IGBO CREATION MYTH

Ndi Igbo have a creation myth that they are Ndi Gbo (ancient people). Historical authorities like Professor Catherine Acholonu, and HRM Ooni Ognunwusi of Ile Ife have stated that the Igbos were the first People on earth.

There is also evidence of the Judeo-Nubian migration of Eri Ben Gad and the Nubian chieftains to Igboland to settle in Nri. But today, we focus on the aboriginal Igbo creation myth.

A researcher has claimed that the Igbos of the Owerri/Orlu/Okigwe area have no known tradition of coming from anywhere. Read below:

Analysis of the sources that are available (fragmentary oral traditions and correlation of cultural traits) have led to the belief that there exists a core area of Igboland, and that waves of immigrant communities from the north and west planted themselves on the border of this core area as early as the ninth century.

This core area – Owerri, Orlu and Okigwi – forms a belt, and the people in this area have no tradition of coming from anywhere else. Migration from this area in the recent past tended to be in all directions, and in this way the Igbo culture gradually became homogenized.

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History

HOW THE IGBO RESISTED COLONIALISM

Between 1900 and 1914 (when Northern and Southern Nigeria were amalgamated) there had been twenty-one British military expeditions into Igboland.

In 1928 for the first time in their history, Igbo men were made to pay tax – they were a subject people.     

  
This attempt to take over political control of Igboland met with resistance and cultural protest in the early decades of the twentieth century.

A nativistic religious movement sprang up (the ekumeku) which inspired short-lived but feverish messianic enthusiasm.

The rumours that the Igbo women were being assessed for taxation, sparked off the 1929 Aba Riots, a massive revolt of women never encountered before in Igbo history. 

The Igbo never gave the colonial masters breathing space.

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Celebrities International Politics

2020VISION: WILL KANYE WEST SEND KIM KARDASHIAN TO NEGOTIATE WITH KIM JONG UN?

Will a President West send his diplomat wife Kim Kardashian to negotiate with Kim Jong Un? Kim Kardashian has shown she is a consummate diplomat. Look at how she persuaded Trump to release that woman from prison.

She is clearly a persuasive diplomat. Just wondering aloud if a President Kanye West (assuming he is serious and also wins in November) will send her to North Korea to persuade her namesake Kim Jong Un to dismantle his nuclear arsenal? Do you think she would succeed in that?

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Celebrities Politics

KANYE WEST’S BID FOR THE WEST END

I just wonder what his friend The Donald thinks of it. Does President Trump see Kanye West as a strategic partner or as a rival?

Does Trump feel betrayed with Kanye’s emergence, or is he secretly elated? Did Kanye West inform Trump before making the fateful tweet?

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Music

VIDEO: ỌJA IGBO FLUTE MUSIC AS SHARED BY @AFAMDELUXO

@AfamDeluxo has shared ọjà music which he says is the best music for your day. See video below (video loading…):