Igbos Were The Proto-Bantus

I’m fortunate to have come across a report that shows that the first Bantus(who are now in there many many millions in Central and Southern Africa) originated from Eastern Nigeria, the location of Igboland. This excites but does not surprise me as I wrote in my book some years ago about a group of Igbos […]

The Oluyares: The Igbo Aborigines Of Ife Who Still Live There

Unknown to many, not all the Igbo aborigines of Ife followed Prince Chima, later Eze Chima out to their Anioma/Benin axis/ was sold into slavery to make up today’s Lucumi of the Americas. Among those that assimilated into the culture of the Yorubas are some that still have a well-recognised identity protected by the Yoruba […]

Ezechima, Prince of the Igbos of Ile Ife

We continue our expose of the fact that the Igbos were the aborigins of Ile Ife, which today is the cradle of the Yoruba civilisation with this excerpt: “According to some stories, after Obatala (king of the aboriginal Igbos from the Nri area, who founded Ile-Ife) was driven from Ile-Ife after being defeated (by Oduduwa, […]

The Aniomas were the Igbo aborigines of Ile Ife

According to Yoruba history, before the arrival of the Yorubas in Ile Ife, and today’s Yorubaland, there was a pre-existing civilisation of Igbos in the region. But, of recent, some historians from Ugbo Kingdom, Ogun State, have been claiming that it was the present indigenes of Ugbo, rather than the present day Igbo people in […]