Read Femi Fani Kayode’s Poem To His Igbo Wife

This guy sure loves his Igbo wife. He has not allowed tribalism and anti-Igboism to becloud his mind, or he has cleansed himself of such, it would appear. Read below:

SNOWHITE: A BIRTHDAY POEM FOR MAMA ARAGORN

From the hills of Ohafia and the valleys of Abriba comes you that makes me smile.
From the forests of Umahia and the lush green fields of Nanka comes you that brings me joy.

From the eastern shores of our nation where stars shine brightly and from where come men whose spirits cannot be broken comes you that gives me hope.

From the lineage of those who dare to believe and from the stock of those who soar like eagles comes you that creates new beginnings.

God brought you my way and has given me a new lease of life. What a gift you are- not just to me but also to humanity. Your star shall shine from generation to generation.

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Our Reply To Macof On Our Obatala Towns Post On Nairaland

Macof has made the following comment on Nairaland in our post on Obatala towns of Igbo Land and Yoruba Land: While it’s true that Yoruba and Igbo share common  origin, that history is not what you are posting here

Yoruba and Igbo connection goes way back, older than the events of the Obatala and oduduwa period.
Every town descendants of Obatala founded are on record, even more clarity exists in this case than that of towns founded by descendants of Oduduwa.

This is the reply we will give him:

What will you say about the town of Oguta in Imo State that has an Owu Festival like other Owu towns in today’s Yoruba Land, aongst other similar features like the Osere and Iyasare titles (Ugbo Ilaje people call their own Yasara). The Oguta even believe that they came from somewhere West ofthe Niger.

According to Yoruba history, Oduduwa reconciled with Obatala and to seal that reconciliation, he gave out his first daughter, Princess Okanbi Iyunade to Obatala, the Osere Igbo and Oba Igbo. Now the first Owu, Ajibosin was being carried as a kid by Obatala, when he reached out and started crying for his father’s crown. The father made him a king right there (ask and it shall be given unto you).

All Owu settlements celebrate this annual Owu Festival include many in Igbo Land. And all these Owu towns are, whether we like it or not, Obatala towns. If not, why would they be celebrating Owu Festival?

Another reply we will give Macof on Obatala being Igbo

Macof also said, ‘So you Igbos don’t really have history? This is sad’

To which we will reply, On the contrary, Igbos have a rich history. Only the surface of Real Igbo History has been scratched. That Obatala, the Osere Igbo, the Oba Igbo, the aboriginal King of Ile Ife was Igbo,  is indeed something to be proud of.

Obatala (read all the Obatala rulers) was indeed a very organized man. That is why his descendants are today very organized. And he forgave his enemies. That is why he reconciled with Oduduwa The Great, and even helped him to rule Ile Ife in later years.
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Our Reply To Macof On Our Obatala Towns Post On Nairaland

Macof has made the following comment on Nairaland in our post on Obatala towns of Igbo Land and Yoruba Land: While it’s true that Yoruba and Igbo share common  origin, that history is not what you are posting here

Yoruba and Igbo connection goes way back, older than the events of the Obatala and oduduwa period.
Every town descendants of Obatala founded are on record, even more clarity exists in this case than that of towns founded by descendants of Oduduwa.

This is the reply we will give him:

What will you say about the town of Oguta in Imo State that has an Owu Festival like other Owu towns in today’s Yoruba Land, aongst other similar features like the Osere and Iyasare titles (Ugbo Ilaje people call their own Yasara). The Oguta even believe that they came from somewhere West of the Niger.

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The Obatala Towns Of Igbo Land And Yoruba Land

The Obatala towns of Southern Nigeria are towns found in Yoruba Land and Igbo Land that were founded fully or partially by descendants of the Obatalas of Ile Ife. They include Ugbo, Owu and Owu settlements all over Igbo Land and Yoruba Land, Ugbodu, Onicha Ugbo, Onitsha Ado, Ugbokko Araba (sounds like Idi Araba, right?), and many others.

the Obatalas were the rulers of Ile Ife before the arrival of Oduduwa The Great. They also had other titles like Oba Igbo and Osere Igbo. igbos and Yorubas should stop quarreling, as they have many deep linkages between them. They are twins bound togather forever, whether they like it or not. And they can do great things together.

We are currently looking into deeply of these, and would bring you more refreshing history soon.
It will be well with the Igbos and Yorubas. Amen.