The link will take you to the remarkable journey of Lawrence Patterson, who just retraced his roots to Igbo Land and is now about to marry an Igbo princess. See details here.
In the video below, Yoruba traditional chief and media mogul, Dele Momodu is seen praising the Igbo for their abilities and wondering why Nigeria ‘is still marginalising them’. He wonders why Nigeria is not taking advantage of the entrepreneurial drive of the Igbos.
He says the Igbos can be found prospering and contributing to the global economy in places such as Iraq and Afghanistan. That there is no country he has been to where he didn’t see Igbos prospering. Watch:
Dear fluent Igbo language speakers;
Knowing how important it is to promote understanding of the Igbo language;
Noting that lots of people need Igbo language translations in their quest to understand the language;
We decided to start this Igbo to English language translation contest. To participate, all you need to do is go to the comments section, provide an Igbo word or phrase, and then provide its English translation.
The more comments you make the more points you get. Also, the more your comment is liked the more points you get. Note: to be able to comment you need to register on our site (it’ll only take a moment).
At the end of the day, we will give recharge card prices to the people with the 3 highest points! Don’t forget to put your phone number in the registration prompt, and don’t worry, we won’t share it with other users. We just need it to send you the recharge card after you win! Note: contest starts and ends today.
So hurry! Save our language and get a price doing so! We will also announce the contest winners in the comments so you can measure their comments and the likes it got and know there is no ojoro (lol). You can also see the live scores in the box titled Igbodefender Points League Table. Top point gainers win.
Having said this, we open this match with our own Igbo to English translation.
Igbo word: Nkpotu English translation: noise
Igbo word: akupe English translation: fan
Over to you in the comments. See the Drop Your Comment box below to add yours.
We came across a place Dr Thomas Sowell weighed in on why Igbos and other ethnic groups known for trading are resented. See what he said.
“Where middlemen are an ethnically distinct group -the Jews, the Chinese in SouthEast Asia, the east Indians in Uganda, the Ibos in Nigeria- that ethnic group is hated by the masses who deal with them” ~Dr. Thomas Sowell
What Thomas Sowell said about why Igbos and co are hated is identical to what Chinese American intellectual Prof. Amy Chua said. Amy Chua said Igbos and ethnic Chinese are resented because of their status as market-dominant [groups].
Amy Chua suggested that market-dominant [groups] should try to reduce the resentment by engaging in CSR activities in their host community.
Every year, the Igbos celebrate the New Yam Festivals in their different towns. This is called Iwaji. The ceremony is also called Iri Ji in some Igbo cultures. Same celebration but slightly different names.
Iwaji is part of Igbo culture. As Bishop Paulinus Ezeokafor has noted, any Igbo can celebrate Iwaji, irrespective of their religion. Some believe it is only Traditionalists that should celebrate Iwaji. Not so.
Every American is free to celebrate Thanksgiving. In the same way, every Igbo is free to celebrate Iwaji. You can and should celebrate Iwaji, even if you are an Igbo residing in Canada.
Send us photos of your private Iwaji celebration and we’ll publish them.
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