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The Igbo Masquerade That Carries 45 Other Dancing Masquerades!

I ran across this eye-article about the famous Ijele masquerade and knew I must share it.

One thing I learnt is that Igbos tried to use masquerades to scare of people they consider invaders.

In Moremi’s time, the Igbos used masquerades to scare off the Yoruba who had displaced them from Ike Ife.

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“The Igbos And Igalas Come From The Same Blood Family”

I share an article which states clearly that the Igbos and the Igalas are related by blood.

 

Before I post the article below, I have certain observations to make:

  • Igala is today, a common name among the Igbo
  • In fact, the founder of the Igala ethnic group, who was named Igala himself is said to be a child of Eri the founder of the Igbo ethnic group
  • A former Attah of Igala had the title of Ababa Idu, which is also an Igbo title
  • Idu is an ancient name for the Igbo
  • Olu are Igbos who came down from Igala Land and settled and completely assimilated into the Igbo ethnic group
  • The king of the Igala nation is called Attah. There are places in the Igbo ancestral area called Attah today, as you will find in the article below
  • Parts of Anambra State remain Igala till today. And they are treated completely equally as Igbos

Having noted these, find posted the article in the link below:

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Igbo’s Have Lived In Oyingbo, Lagos Since The 15th Century – Senator Adeseye Ogunlewe

Lagos PDP bigwig who is of Yoruba, origin, Senator Adeseye Ogunlewe has revealed that Igbos have been in Lagos in large number since the 15th Century.

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Obatala The Sky Father (Igwe) Of The Igbo Aborigines Of Ile Ife

Obatala is known as the Sky Father of the Igbos who were the Aborigines of Ile Ife. He was the priest-king of these Lucumis.

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History

“How Obawinrin Became Olu Igbo And Later Olugbo”

Leading Yoruba historian, Olootutof has revealed that the Olugbo throne is indeed an ancient throne with a rich history dating back to the days of Oduduwa and Obatala.