What is incest in one place is not incest in another place

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”

On marriage and singles by Agunze Onwuka

Whenever I see a thread where singles are arguing about marriage and sounding off, I laugh. I laugh because I see so much energy dissipated on theories of what marriage should be, what singles will not tolerate and how they will not take any nonsense from their spouses. Continue reading “On marriage and singles by Agunze Onwuka”

Relationship: How I married 58 wives ~ Odo

“I marry another wife anytime my older wives insult me”, — Native doctor with 58 wives says.


The popular Enugu’s native doctor, Simon Odo, a.k.a Onu Uwa, has explained that he marries a new wife anytime his older wives insult him.

While explaining why he married the 58th wife recently, Odo, who is also known as the ‘king of satan’ said he cannot stomach insolence and unruly behaviours from women folks, adding that he marries new wife anytime he was let down by the attitude of his wives.

He spoke during an exclusive interview with Vanguard at his country home, Aji, in Igbo-Eze North Local Government Area of Enugu State, Sunday, saying “I marry anytime any of my new wives insult me. I cannot stand a woman insulting me.

“If there are 20 dead men in Nigeria for instance, only five of them died naturally. The other 15 were caused by heartbreaks and bad attitudes from their wives. That is why I marry anytime a woman insults me.”

When asked how he provides for his extended family, he explained that God did not make mistakes by giving him plenty children, adding that He provides for all His creatures. He alleged that the actions of humanity have put God in a state of confusion. Continue reading “Relationship: How I married 58 wives ~ Odo”

Society: 3 projects an Igbo man does not fund along

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
2. Marriage
3. Burial

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”