Everything you need to know about the iri ji ohu Festival of the igbo tribe

The Igbo people celebrate their New Yam Festival every year in early August, towards the conclusion of the rainy season (Orureshi in the Idoma region, Iwa ji, Iri ji, or Ike ji, depending on dialect).   The Iri ji festival, which literally means “eating new yams,” is celebrated throughout West Africa (particularly in Nigeria and…

“Igbo Women Are Lazy, They Don’t Like To Work, They Just Want To Enjoy Their Husband’s Money” – Noble Igwe

Media personality, Noble Igwe has dropped his two cents on Igbo women and the Igbo man in general. According to the 41-year-old Abia state born blogger, “the Igbo women are lazy, they do not like to work and all they want to do is just sit back and enjoy their husband’s hard-earned money.” He went…

A tale of Idemili, Aho, Afo, Nnewi and Nnobi.

It’s quite noticeable in African traditions that the female gender had a prominent place in myth and indigenous religious and cultural concepts — the supernatural, a goddess, is female. For every cultural or traditional belief, there’s a female god making waves. In the Igbo omenala, there’s a goddess called idemili. She rules the land of…

If the Igbo Ekwensu is not the Christian Satan; who is Ekwensu?

To the modern-day Igbo person, Ekwensu is believed to be the Christian Satan, but in the Igbo cosmology, it’s not so and was never so.   The Igbos, natively called NDI IGBO, are the ethnic group that occupies the present-day south-central and southeastern Nigeria. They are among the largest ethnic groups in Africa and one…

IGBO LANDING: MASS SUICIDE OF IGBO SLAVES OFF THE UNITED STATES COAST, 1803

The Igbo Landing is a historic site at Dunbar Creek on St. Simons Island, Glynn County, Georgia, USA. It is the site of one of the largest mass suicides of enslaved people in history. Historians say Igbo captives from modern-day Nigeria, purchased for an average of $100 each by slave merchants John Couper and Thomas…