The Lucumi are Igbos who were aboriginal to Ile Ife in times past. Today, they can be found in Cuba, and in the Igbo parts of the Niger Delta. They can most clearly be found in the Olukumi speaking parts of the Niger Delta. Places like Ugbodu, and Ubuluku among others. These areas still speak…… Continue reading Today Is Lucumi-Olukumi Day 2020
Dr Bolaji Aremo, a retired Associate Professor of English and ex-Head, Department of English, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, has suggested that while Igbos were Aborigines of Ile Ife and once lived there with their Yoruba cousins, they left long before the arrival of Oduduwa the Great who founded the Ooni of Ife Dynasty.…… Continue reading Igbo Aborigines… Left Ife Long Before Oduduwa Arrived – Dr Bolaji Aremo
Biko nu, gini ka a na akpo window n’asusu Igbo?
In an upcoming documentary, the Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi, is scheduled to speak more about the Igbo connection to Ife, and with other Niger-Benue ethnicities. See a preview here.
Today, we remember the blessed Odiani sub ethnic group of the Igbos. They occupy a part of Oshimmili Local Government Area, deep in Igbo Land. The Odiani people are the only indigenous speakers of Lucumi language in Africa. They share the language with Lucumi Afro American speakers in Cuba, Brazil and other South American countries.…… Continue reading The Odiani Igbos, The Indigenous Custodians Of Lucumi Language