Jamaican artist, Donovan Nelson’s has created some must-see illustrations paying tribute to the event Igbos who died at Igbolanding.
We go with the account of History Of The Igbo World, which says the Igbos were forced into the sea by frightened slave owners who were shocked at their boldness to protest peacefully against slavery.
The Igbos who were led by one of their traditional rulers titled Oba, were protesting against slavery in the US in that morning of 1403.
See the illustrations here.
The Osu caste system has no doubt been a moral burden on the Igbo. But with the Igwes (kings) of Igbo land determined to abolish it, the Igbos are definitely going higher.
In the video in this link, people talk about the Osu caste system as it is about to be abolished. Watch.
The Igbo are rusk taking investors. They invest even in very harsh conditions where other investors fail to thread, because they can see what other investors fail to see.
This habit of taking calculated risks is partly because of their extreme creativity. This creativity makes Igbos adapt to very dificult circumstances.
African countries should therefore woo Igbos to come and invest in their countries. Igbos will invest where other foreign investors won’t.
Igbos can creatively build airports, car manufacturing firms, billion-dollar film industries, massive commercial centres, etc., out of thin air. This is because of their innate Resourceful Equianousm.
Igbos should on their part be of their best behavior. We should not be linked to abominations and crimes in the lands where we are invited to invest.
We should only be known for good things like the Equianoist qualities of inspiration, resourcefulness and generosity.
Dear Igbo Defender,
We greet you this special season. You are the reason this website exists. We will continue to improve on it, to serve you better.
From The Igbo Defender Team
We have been telling you that the title Oba has Igbo origin. It was first used by the Obatala royal family of the formerly Igbo town of Ile Ife in today’s Yorubaland.
This was before the coming of Oduduwa The Great, who has established the Yoruba race.
Remember that the book History Of The Igbo World tells the story of how the Obatala family left NRI to
settle at Ile Ife. O kowatara lu anyi etu ha si we hapu NRI we ga ebe ha kporo Ile Ife.
Today, we find that there is an Oba in NRI. As in Oba is a traditional title there.
The present Oba of NRI is Chief (Nze) Emelie Okika. He is the head of the Nze na Ozo class of chiefs in that all-important Igbo kingdom.
You might be asking yourself whether the Oba title if Nri has been there since ancient times or whether it is a revival of an ancient title. Trust us… Soon you will get an in-depth answer.
Meanwhile, God bless the Igbos. And God bless the Yorubas. Like England and France, they must have an entente cordial.