About Odinani Museum Which Contains Over 5000 Igbo Artifacts!

“It is more of an academic centre where you could study the origin of Igbo due to the display of relevant paraphernalia of ancient kings of Nri kingdom.

“This also informs how Ndigbo are contained with their democratic communal leadership and war tools in ancient days with over 5,000 artefacts.” –

General Overseer of Liberation Temple of Absolute God, Dr Ramas Asuzu
Source: Tribuneonline.com

The idea of the Odinani Museum was conceived by an anthropologist, late Prof. Angulu Onwuejiogwu and British anthropologist Thomas Shaw over 70 years ago. 

The museum was renovated by a philanthropist, Engineer Charles Tabansi after an unfortunate period of collapse (Generous Equianoism).

Igbos in the US and other countries, please, whenever you visit Igbo Land, take a trip down to this site. It is at Nri, Anambra State. It will give you a great experience to take back. 

Promote it to your friends back home and on social media to attract tourism to Igbo Land.

I call on the administrators of the museum to have replicas of artifacts on hand to sell to visitors as a souvenir.

This museum needs a website to promote it. Philanthropists should liaise with the management to sponsor one. 

You can post your experiences in the comments any time you visit the museum. Contact us if you want photos of the trip published for other members of the Igbo Defender community to see.

Daalu nu.

How Igbo Statesman Ken Olisa Is Quietly Developing Great Britain With His Bank And Charity

Dear Igbodefender, you need to read about this man, who owns a merchant bank in the UK, gives millions of Pounds in charity, and is in charge of Greater London, among other feathers o. Igbo were mmadu. Nigeria kwesiri i nye Ndi Igbo there haha me the di great for Nigeria, ho ha! Gwo maka this great man na the article below:

Ken Olisa can remember almost to the day when he started wearing bow ties. It was 1982, and he had just been promoted to regional marketing director for the computer company Wang Laboratories. The idea was that he didn’t want to appear like all the other Brits, jetting around Europe and beyond, dispensing orders. His other, less dandyish, gesture was to take French lessons. Fast forward more than three decades and the bow tie is still present, the French phrases less so.

“Once you’ve started, you can’t stop,” Olisa says, making his sartorial style sound like an addiction.

Then his tone changes: “There is a more serious point in the context of all the things I do now: if you are a black businessperson in the UK, there is a danger you look like all the other black business people.”

Is it best to stand out or fit in? When you become the first British-born black man to serve on the board of a major public company, there is a bit of both. And once he got going, Olisa hasn’t been able to stop. In the past 10 years, he has collected jobs and charity posts like stamps, with his latest, the Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London, the most auspicious yet.

“I didn’t really know what one was,” he admits, giving most people’s reaction. At the end of May, Olisa began acting as a point man for the Royal Family, choreographing visits in the capital and sometimes standing in for them. It gives him an office in Whitehall, a smart new uniform – bow tie not included – and 90 staff.

He wants to take the role and run with it. Working at IBM first, and now running his own merchant bank, Restoration Partners, Olisa has a background in technology, but much of his time is spent on tackling homelessness and social exclusion.