By Azuka Onwuka
The ancient Igbos understood the science of genetics better than the Israelites of the Bible, the ancient Egyptians, the English, the Italians, the Arabs, and many other old cultures in Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas. While these cultures allowed their people to marry even their first cousins (to maintain the bloodline), the Igbo culture made it alụ or abomination (a serious offence against the Earth goddess) for one to marry anybody related by blood even to the 7th generation or more. Continue reading “What is incest in one place is not incest in another place”
By Azuka Onwuka
There are three critical projects an Igbo man is not expected to fund alone. His kinsmen are expected to join him to fund them to make the burden lighter for him. These are:
1. Building one’s residence
The Igbos believe that every man must have a place to live, must marry, and must be properly buried. Each of these costs money. The Igbos believe that friends and kinsmen should rally round any person involved in any of such taxing projects. The only one that has slightly changed is the building of one’s home.
If a man is not rich enough to get a wife or bury his father or mother or wife, his kinsmen and friends would come together and raise the money to take care of the expenses involved in marriage or burial, as the case may be. But such a person could be ridiculed about it later in life. Continue reading “Society: 3 projects an Igbo man does not fund along”
By Obinna Ezugwu
Nigeria’s lady of songs, activist journalist, Onyeka Onwenu, has said the Igbo people will make no apologies for going to war with Nigeria, as according to her, the Biafra was a war brought on them and they had to fight in self defence.
Onwenu who spoke on Monday in Lagos at the ‘Never Again Conference’ organised by Nzuko Umunna, an Igbo sociocultural group, to mark 50 years since the end of the Biafra war in 1970, also recalled how her widowed mother’s property was seized in Port Harcourt, Rivers State after the war. Continue reading “Biafra: Ndigbo Have No Apologies For Going To War – Onyeka Onwenu”