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Ooni of Ife Lists The 4 Igbo Sub Ethnic Clans, Says Olugbo Kingdom An Igbo Clan

The Ooni of Ife, HRM Oba Enitan Ogunwusi, has listed “4 sets of Igbo sub ethnic groups on Yoruba Land”.

In a recent meeting with the Lagos Branch President of the Igbo sociocultural Group Ohaneze Ndigbo Chief Solomon Ogbonna, the Ooni disclosed that the Igbo have 4 categories, namely…


The Oluyare Igbo Roots Of The Ex Wife Of Ooni Of Ife, Wuraola Otiti

First of all, remember that we told you that Eze Chima, who was the founder of many Anioma/Lucumi kingdoms in the Niger Delta was originally an Obatala prince of Ile Ife at the time when Ife’s Igbo Aborigines hadn’t been displaced by Oduduwa’s emergence.

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Igbos From Outside Ile Ife Will Begin Attending Aje Festival Of Wealth-making-

The Ooni of Ife, HRM Oba Enitan Ogunwusi, who is heir to the ancient throne of Odududuwa, founder of the Yoruba Race, recently threw open an invitation to the Igbo Race outside Ile Ife, as well as all humanity to begin attending the Aje Festival of wealth-making in Ife Ife.


Watch: Ooni Praises Obatala For Igbo Wealth, Pledges Yoruba Custodianship

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At the recently held Aje Festival, premier Yoruba monarch Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi traced the spiritual aspect of wealth-making to the Igbo race, as represented by Obatala lineage.

Speaking to journalists at the event, the Ooni stated:

  • that the Igbos are the first people

Important Role Of Ife’s Igbo/Ugbo Aboriginal Chiefs In The Enthronement Of Great Ooni Of Ife

Prof. SUZANNE PRESTON BLIER, in her seminal work, Art and Risk in Ancient Yoruba: Ife History, Power and Identity, undertakes an excursion into the coronation rituals of the mighty Yoruba throne of Ile Ife, and reveals among other things, the primal role of the Igbo Aboriginal chiefs in the enthronement of the Great Ooni of Ife.

As to the question of where these Great Igbo Aboriginal chiefs (who are now fully assimilated into the Great Yoruba race) originally came from, Professor Blier seems to think think they originally came from Nri.

Note: We added ‘Ugbo’ to this article because it is a name frequently associated with the aborigines of Ile Ife. And it is a town name of several Yoruba and Igbo kingdoms today.

We believe that a lot of the indigenes of Ugbo kingdoms are actually among the Great Aborigines of Ife who left during the Moremi era.

See excerpts below: