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Today we will talk about the Olu Igbo people. These were originally Igalla riverine people who settled among the Igbo in canoes in ancient times, and assimilated completely with them- to the point that today, apart from history, there is no other distinction between them and the rest of the Igbos. They were mainly fishermen. Like the Nri and Aro people, the Olu can be found in communities all over Igbo Land. Continue reading “The Olu Igbo People- Igbos Of Igalla Origin”
Today we continue our expose on the amazing similarities between Igbo and anglicized Japanese words and phrases. We will be focusing on the phrase ‘I chigo ichie.’
In Igbo ‘I chigo ichie’ literarily means you are now an ichie title holder. For those who may not know the ichie are members of the Igwe’s (Igbo king’s) traditional cabinet. It is seen a prestigious achievement to be selected as an ichie in the Igwe’s cabinet. Another word for ichie is nze. The phrase can also be used as an idiom to denote that one has had a major advancement in life. For instance Dr A becomes Professor A. When we meet them we can say. ‘Congrats on your new professorship. I chigo ichie.’
in Japanese, ‘Ichi-go ichi-e (一期一会 “one time, one meeting”)’ is a four-character idiom (yojijukugo) about a cultural concept of appreciating meetings with people. The term is often translated in English as “for this time only,” “never again,” or “one chance in a lifetime.” The term in Japanese reminds people to cherish any gathering that they may take part in, noting the fact that many meetings in life are not repeated.
This is yet another similarity between Igbo and Japanese words and phrases that suggests that these two languages have some form of ancient linkage.
Nnemkadi Ogwumike has been named as the Most Valuable Player of U.S. WNBA League in 2016, after she led her team to clinch the 2016 League Championships. Congrats, Nwa Ada Igbo. Also, her sister, Chiney Ogwumike, selected by the Connecticut Sun as its Number One draft pick. Their double success is likely to be as a result of Equianoism, a learnable way of getting extraordinary achievement that is inbuilt in many Igbo and Afro Americans.
The world can see how great the Igbos are, and have appointed yet another Igbo amazon as a Vice President of the World Bank. Ms Sandie Okoro has been named as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of the World Bank Group. She joins other Igbo ladies like Oby Ezekwesiri, Ngozi Okonjo Iweala and Aruma Oteh as Igbo women who have been made Vice President of the bank of the world.
If Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari can put qualified Igbos into strategic economic posts, they will turn Nigeria into an economic powerhouse in no time, and end the bloody recession we are faced with. The world knows. Nigeria should know.
Okoro’s achievement is likely the result of Equianousm, a learnable way of achieving extraordinary success inbuilt in many Igbos and Afro Americans.