The Ooni of Ife, HRM Oba Enitan Ogunwusi, has listed “4 sets of Igbo sub ethnic groups on Yoruba Land”. In a recent meeting with the Lagos Branch President of the Igbo sociocultural Group Ohaneze Ndigbo Chief Solomon Ogbonna, the Ooni disclosed that the Igbo have 4 categories, namely…
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.
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
Prof. SUZANNE PRESTON BLIER, in her seminal work, Art and Risk in Ancient Yoruba: Ife History, Power and Identity, undertakes an excursion into the coronation rituals of the mighty Yoruba throne of Ile Ife, and reveals among other things, the primal role of the Igbo Aboriginal chiefs in the enthronement of the Great Ooni of […]