Ancient Benin (Igodomigodo) had a stage when they asked the Obatala the Oba Igbo and Osere Igbo of Uhe (ancient name for Ile Ife, which was then ruled by its Igbo Aborigines) to send rulers to them. Uhe accepted the offer. Many of the rulers (Ogiso) of Igodomigodo, starting from Obagodo, were
First of all, remember that we told you that Eze Chima, who was the founder of many Anioma/Lucumi kingdoms in the Niger Delta was originally an Obatala prince of Ile Ife at the time when Ife’s Igbo Aborigines hadn’t been displaced by Oduduwa’s emergence.
At Igbodefender.com, we have spent years insisting that the Obatalas are Igbo and the Aborigines of Ile Ife are Igbo. Some didn’t believe. Well, the Ooni of Ife
We ask Igbos who are indigenes outside Ife to begin attending Aje Festival of wealth-making, as it talks about the historical interactions between Igbo, Yoruba and wealth-making.
See video link below: At the recently held Aje Festival, premier Yoruba monarch Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi traced the spiritual aspect of wealth-making to the Igbo race, as represented by Obatala lineage. Speaking to journalists at the event, the Ooni stated: that the Igbos are the first people