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 […]
Obatala is known as the Sky Father of the Igbos who were the Aborigines of Ile Ife. He was the priest-king of these Lucumis.
Olugbo throne is indeed an ancient throne with a rich history
We have been telling you that the title Oba has Igbo origin. It was first used by the Obatala royal family of the formerly Igbo town of Ile Ife in today’s Yorubaland. This was before the coming of Oduduwa The Great, who has established the Yoruba race. Remember that the book History Of The Igbo […]
She really hit the nail on the head. What she is seeing is Igbo Generous Equianoism at work.