Hollywood actress Kerry Washington has been learning Igbo, it seems.
The actress who is married to Hollywood based Nnamdi Asomugha, congratulated actress Genevieve Nnaji in Igbo language, following her film Lionheart‘s nomination for an Oscar award. Continue reading in the link below:
Today, we at Igbo Defender remember Igbo Landing, the first civil rights protest on US soil.
(Identifying Igbo Variants During the Era of the Slave Trade)
Ishaq D. Al-Sulaimani
Vernon (Alufiel) Grier, Ed.D
It is universally recognized that Igbo is the correct spelling of the tribe that currently comprises the majority of the inhabitants of south-eastern Nigeria and of whom are readily associated with the Biafran revolution, however during the time of the Trans Atlantic Slave Trade the”Igbo Nation “ was divided into a number of sub-tribe variant
identities which were most commonly expressed in the Egbo,Egba Ebo and Ibo forms.
The purpose of this writing is to promote the understanding that the majority of the captives taken from Africa for enslavement in the Americas were of Igbo origins by identifying the role of the sub-tribe variants during the slave trade and their recognized status as being part of a once greater and more inclusive Igbo identity. Continue reading