Like the Owu descendants of Obatala, the Osere Igbo of the halcyon Ile Ife fame the Oguta people of Imo State in today’s Igbo land have a festival called Owu Festival. Another name for it is the Okoshi Festival. This is one of the festivals the Owu in today’s Yoruba Land also have.
The Oguta People have Osere title, which is one of the ancient titles Obatala had. Also, the Oguta People of Igbo Land have the Iyasare title, while the Ugbo People of today’s Yoruba Land (who are also aborigines of Ile Ife) have the Yasere title. These ‘coincidences’ cannot be dismissed as mere coincidences. There is a deep link somewhere.
Obatala is called the Sky Father in Yoruba history, while the Oguta Igbo people of today’s Igbo Land call their King Eze-Igwe, which means King of the Sky. The Oguta People have the same Eze Chima tradition of the Anioma People of Delta and Rivers. And we have said here that Eze Chima was a Lukumi Prince of Ile Ife, who was also titular Prince of Benin during the Ogiso times.
Add to this mix the recent statement that the Olowu of Owu made: to the effect that there are Owu Communities in today’s Igbo Land, and we can see that it is not a mystery: the Oguta People are one of the Igbo aborigines of Ile Ife also known as the mythical Lukumi, whose ancient tongue is only spoken in Aniocha in Igbo Land.