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.
The photos show: Celebration of the settlement of Eri at Obu-Gad in Enugwu Aguleri… Unveiling the Monument of Eri at Obu-Gad… Masquerade and Cultural displays… And lots more...
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A Nairalander with the moniker Chtististruth00 has affirmed the fact that Igbos were the Aborigines of Ile Ife. According to him, 77 Igbo aboriginal kings had ruled Ife before the warrior Oduduwa arrived the scene and created a new order. Continue reading “77 Igbo Kings had ruled Ife before the Yoruba warrior Oduduwa arrived, starting from about 300 BC- Christisthetruth001”
Do you know that in Equatorial Guinea, an oil rich country in the Gulf of Guinea Igbos are the third largest group? Yes, Igbos native to Equatorial Guinea, number 33,500 (2015 figures). They are the third largest tribe in Equatorial Guinea by population.
Continue reading “The Native Igbos Of Equatorial Guinea”
Igbo people were taken in relatively high numbers to Jamaica as slaves, so it’s no surprise that there’s some in Igbo language in the Jamaican Patois language.
the Igbo People of Jamaica (Tumblr)
Never heard about the Igbo People of Jamaica? There is in fact a group of people in Jamaica called “Red Ibo” because of the light skinned nature of the original Igbo slaves.
The “Red Ibo” or “Red Eboe” was used to refer to the Igbo slaves in Jamaica because of their light skin. Igbo slaves were also distinguished physically by their fair or “yellow” skin tones.
Today, in Jamaica, “red eboe” is used to describe people with light skin tones with African features. Continue reading “About The Igbos Of Jamaica”