The Igbo, Fang and Bube people being the three major tribes in Equatorial Guinea occupies Bioko Island with Fang as major tribe in the area.
The people are now seeking for independence of Bioko from Equatorial Guinea, and are more united in their struggle than the Biafra ethnic groups. Continue reading “About The Igbos Of Bioko, Equatorial Guinea”
Today, the former Igbo slave, Olauda Equiano was celebrated. It was his birthday anniversary. I say a big thank you to Googke for this kind gesture. Equiano was someone who went through serial heartbreak of the worst kind from the young age of 12.
Olauda Equiano was captured at the age of 12 and sold into slavery. The poor boy never saw his parents again. His little sister was also sold into slavery by the same people. Continue reading “The World Celebrates Former Slave Who Bought Back His Own Freedom, Olauda Equiano”
The [Igbos] are enterprising and industrious people.
The quote above was part of what the Director of Public Relations, Nigerian Army, Brigadier General Sani Usman said when justifying the ongoing military excercise in the South East axis of Igbo Land called Operation Python Dance.
Brigadier General Sani, a Northern Nigerian, has said that operation Python Dance is aimed at reducing crime in the South East.
But some believe it is really targeted against IPOB, the pro Biafran independence group led by Nnamdi Kanu who recently formed an organization he called the Biafran Secret Service.
The Ooni of Ife,Oba Enitan Ogunwusi recently attended a New Yam Festival in Imo State, Igbo Land, Nigeria. The Ooni is one of the 2 highest traditional rulers of the Yoruba ethnic group, which like the Igbos is based mostly in Southern Nigeria.
What is more, Igbos are the aborigines of Ile Ife. They were displaced from Ife after the Yoruba leader Oduduwa fought with them in the 10th century AD.
But since then, the Oonis have treated the remaining Igbo indigenes in Ife called the Oluyare with respect. The Oonis have been fathers of all and have successfulyassimilted these Oluyare Igbos into the Yoruba ethnic group, giving them a sense of belonging and community.
See majestic photos of the Ooni’s visit in the link below:
Ooni Of Ife Attends Imo Yam Festival
While other former Big Brother Africa stars refuse to fade from the spotlight, Geraldine Iheme has settled down to a much quieter married life with her new husband.They recently welcomed a bouncing baby girl, their first child.
Geraldine shared cool photos of the three of them together. Cool family.