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Details every Igbo should understand about Igba Nkwu Nwanyi

Details every Igbo should understand about Igba Nkwu Nwanyi

The traditional Igbo wedding ceremony is called Igba Nkwu Nwanyi, which means wine carrying. In Igbo land, Igba Nkwu Nwanyi is usually incredible and breathtaking because Igbo traditions are one of the most interesting. Igba Nkwu Nwanyi concludes the entire marriage deal that has started with the groom asking for the bride’s hand. All the…

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Ahiara Diocese: Archbishop reveals what will happen to priests who fail to say ‘Sorry’ to Pope

Ahiara Diocese: Archbishop reveals what will happen to priests who fail to say ‘Sorry’ to Pope

The President of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN), Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama, has disclosed what will happen to priests of Ahiara diocese when the expiration of the papal ultimatum issued to them expires. The priests were asked to write apology letters for their rejection of Bishop Peter Okpaleke as pioneer head of the relatively…

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10 things you didn’t know about Igbo Jollof Rice (Video)

10 things you didn’t know about Igbo Jollof Rice (Video)

Of the three major tribes in Nigeria today, Igbos are the only ethnic group that cannot host an event or ceremony without preparing and serving Jollof rice. The Hausas may serve only Tuwo and soup for guests to eat during events and everyone will be satisfied. The Yorubas may serve Amala and ewedu or white…

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Widows: some harmful practices they experience in Igbo land

Widows: some harmful practices they experience in Igbo land

In Igbo land, some practices widows experience in line with Igbo culture have been claimed to violate their human rights of women. For instance; wives of kings in some communities must mourn their husbands for seven years before they are buried and another one year after their interment. Similarly, widows who are not queens were…

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Igbos were original settlers in Ile-Ife – Igwe Alfred Achebe

Igbos were original settlers in Ile-Ife – Igwe Alfred Achebe

The Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Alfred Achebe, has said that a recent history book has ascribed to the Igbo as the original settlers in Ile-Ife and whom Oduduwa met, other than the present contest between the Ife and the Ugbo sections in Yoruba land. He made the statement, when he chaired the First Chinua Achebe…

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Traditional marriage: 5 smart ways Igbos reduce cost of ceremony

Traditional marriage: 5 smart ways Igbos reduce cost of ceremony

Traditional marriage in Igbo land is a highly spiritual event that carries a lot of importance. In fact, no couple will be recognized as married in Igboland unless every traditional rite is observed to its fullest extent. The things required to be presented to the bride’s family may be a little expensive under today’s rate…

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How to reduce cost of burial ceremonies in Igboland – Ezeonwuka

How to reduce cost of burial ceremonies in Igboland – Ezeonwuka

Ogirisi Igbo, Chief Rommy Ezeonwuka, has recommended the prompt burial of the dead as a way to reduce the rising cost of burial ceremonies in Igboland. He stated this in an interview with the media. According to him, the Igbos could be learn from Muslims, who abhor keeping corpses for more than 24 hours irrespective…

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Ede Opoto Festival: How bodyguard fired gun sporadically, injures 14 persons in Anambra

Ede Opoto Festival: How bodyguard fired gun sporadically, injures 14 persons in Anambra

No fewer than 14 persons have sustained various kinds of gunshot wounds following an alleged sporadic shooting by a bodyguard working for a businessman, Chief Vincent Udeobi on Wednesday during ‘Ede Opoto’ festival at Ifitedunu community in Dunukofia council area of Anambra State. According to eyewitnesses, the body, whose name was simply given as Mungo…

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Tourism Potentials of the Famous Ikeji Festival of Igbo People

Tourism Potentials of the Famous Ikeji Festival of Igbo People

The famous Ikeji festival is a long held Igbo tradition passed down through the ancestry of the Arondizuogu clan emanating from Arochukwu in Abia state. It is a festival of the entire Aroh people spread along the Southern part of Igboland. The Ikeji festival is an annual home coming ceremony and gathering of all Aroh…

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Ede-Aroh Festival in Abagana

Ede-Aroh Festival in Abagana

Ede-Aroh festival is an annual festival held at the Afor market square every last Afor market day of the year in which cocoyam is celebrated. To every Abagana person, if sowing and harvesting of yam is the reserve of men, then sowing and harvesting of coco-yam is exclusive to women; balancing the activities of sowing…

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