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7 Important Things to Know About Eze Nri

7 Important Things to Know About Eze Nri

Nri is the ancestral home of all Igbos. It is an ancient Igbo city-state in Anambra State. The Kingdom of Nri was a center of learning, religion, and commerce in pre-colonial times. Historians have compared the significance of Nri, at its peak, to the religious cities of Rome or Mecca. It was the seat of a powerful and imperial state that influenced much of the…

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The Only King in Igboland Forbidden from Seeing Masquerades, and Why?

The Only King in Igboland Forbidden from Seeing Masquerades, and Why?

The monarch of ancient Nri Kingdom, popularly referred to as Eze Nri, is the only king in Igboland forbidden from seeing masquerades. According to Igbo customs and traditions, as long as Eze Nri lives, he shall not behold any masquerade either within his kingdom or outside his kingdom while on duty or passing. This is…

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