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“It Is Defeatist For The Igbos To Blame Anybody For Their Woes”

“It Is Defeatist For The Igbos To Blame Anybody For Their Woes”

The Director General of Ikemba Ojukwu Centre, Owerri, Dr. Samfo Nwankwo has announced the convocation of a special Conference to identify, isolate and arrest the cause of backwardness of Ndigbo in the Nigerian nation, especially in the last 16 years. He also disclosed that the Centre was putting finishing touches on a private member bill…

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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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The importance of Traditional Marriage in Igboland

The importance of Traditional Marriage in Igboland

The Igbo traditional marriage is a popular event in Igbo land. Young ladies and men who are getting married use it to bring their friends and well wishers to their homes, to showcase the families where they are coming from unlike before especially in the early 1980s, when it was not as popular as it…

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The Origin Of Igba Nkwa, Traditional Igbo Festival and Celebration

The Origin Of Igba Nkwa, Traditional Igbo Festival and Celebration

Igba Nkwa, the traditional festival in celebration of the Nsude’s legendary exploits in warfare centuries ago. The ceremony is typically performed in remembrance of Uto Nsude, one of the greatest war generals in Igbo history. Igba Nkwa is observed once every two years in Nusde community of Enugu state This celebration and remembrance of Uto’s glorious…

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5 Popular Igbo Nursery School Rhymes and translations

5 Popular Igbo Nursery School Rhymes and translations

5 Popular Igbo Nursery Rhymes      

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How To Become Perfect at Speaking Igbo Language

How To Become Perfect at Speaking Igbo Language

Speaking is imitation and the same applies to Speaking Igbo Language. When you speak any language you’re fluent in, you don’t make up your own grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation. You use the same grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation as people around you. Similarly, when trying to learn and speak Igbo language, your goal is to imitate…

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4 Main Igbo Traditional Musical Instruments at a Glance

4 Main Igbo Traditional Musical Instruments at a Glance

Igbo traditional musical instruments are used primarily by masquerade, dance, and musical groups in special human activities like; rituals, spiritual and cultural events as well as births of new born and funerals. The Igbo musical instruments we’ll highlight in this post are used to make the following impact in the day-to-day lives of our people…

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Learning Igbo alphabets from a historical perspective

Learning Igbo alphabets from a historical perspective

Long before the incursion of Europeans into Igboland, we had our own system of Igbo alphabets called NSIBIDI which we used for a wide range of graphic communications. However, NSIBIDI was not taught to all or mastered by all. Learning NSIBIDI was an exclusive right given to only privileged members of secret societies or groups…

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Understanding the Igbo family life and structure

Understanding the Igbo family life and structure

Family is a very important institution in the lives of Igbo people. All relationships, according to Igbo culture, emanates from the family. Every child birthed in any family begins to learn about human relationships from within the family. Our collective view of the family unit, as people of Igbo extraction, is quite different from the…

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Origin of the four market days in Igboland

Origin of the four market days in Igboland

There are four market days in the Igbo land. These market days are Eke, Orie, Afor and Nkwo. Market days in Igbo land are very significant so much so that the four market days I mentioned above are uniformly observed within every community in Igbo land. It was during the reign of Eze Nrijiofor I…

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