Before the White people came to Igbo Land ,Igbo people like Arochuchukwu ,Ohafia and Abiliba have been harmming some Igbo Regions with Treats,Destroying some regions properties and killing people for Ikpirikpiogu war dance cults,that is why you can see them dancing with human heads,selling people to slave is another ways to save the lives instead of been killed for Ngburuisi cultism of Ohafia ,
No more to adress me again as Emeka nwokedi,but as Obi of Nwokedi,I am a Title Man,my Father is late,Nze Eze Okoli,1 of Akulu Isuofia,as for me His Son,according to Tradition,I have Nwa Ozo,and that Nwa Ozo,makes me to be called Obi 1 of Nwokedi,Nwa Nri,Igbo people of Oldenburg may not know who they insulted or slap,but soon they will know,Obi,di gboo,Obi ada ada,Obi agwu,Obi of Nwokedi,also for those who have been insulting me here on facebook,it will be better for you to know who you are Insulting so that you can keep it up,Noamy changed Her name after She went back to Israel,Abram,became Abraham,Jacob became Israel,Ishmael,became Arab,Emeka Nwokedi,is Now Obi of Nwokedi,Happy Purim Sameah,
This is the reason no Nigerian knows his or her history,Christians read Bible,islams reads coran,non of them knows who they are,Hausas and some of their Yoruba Islam thinks like arab,some Igbos and their Yoruba Christians thinks like Europ and America,no one can be abale to defend Him or Her self,because they reads bible and coran,but they can tell all kinds of what is inside what they read,look at Adebayo,a yoruba pastor,and Good luck jonathan Ijaw man,kneeling down to adebayo,in wat no one knows,
in Everything,let us learn to respect every religion,noone is better than another,Anambra Christians should respect non Christians,including Me,thank you all,you can drop your comments,
I’M THE PRIESTESS OF UDUDENKA MMIRI KINGDOM! I HAVE COME TO TAKE THE MANTLE OF MY FATHER LATE ICHIE NZE NWANKWO NDUANO! AKAJIOFOR UDUDENKA MMIRI DEITY!! MY DEITY MY PRIDE!!
NWA BIARA UWA UBOCHI EKE! TO BRING BACK THE LOST TRADITION AND CULTURE OF NDI IGBO! UDUDENKA MMIRI KINGDOM MUST STAND! ISEEEEE;
Nwa Ududenka Akulu Isuofia getting married to Nwa Ududenka Nanka,Ancestors hands must be involve,
Nkwo Agu is located in Isuofia,bodered with Ekwulobia,Nkwo Agu is mini market,have served those living in that area of Agu for Centuries,One Ancestors Holy Temple is also in Nkwo Agu,called Udo Akwukwa Nkwo Agu,many festival have been hosted in Nkwo Agu during the Festival period,shops are there aswell as nkwo agu mini market,where you can buy food items from Nkwo Agu,the food that grows in Agu Ndi Obe Agu,Mr Nwokedi Oliver Emeka was born in Obe Agu,His Ancestors came from Obi Uno to Obi Agu,The history of Obi Agu will be unknown if Traditional Nwokedi did not make the history,
Ancestors of Mr Nwokedi was great Black Smiths,which you can still find their relatives in every part of Igbo land,They have been traveling around the World with Hand works,black smiths,melting iron,creating things manufacturing things,Mr Nwokedi was born in Obi Agu in september 27 ,1978 in Isuofia,8 years after Nigerian Biafran Civil war,in the land of the things fall apart,1992 when I was 14 years I have to leave Isuofia to Aba for a greener pasture,14 Years of living in Aba,I keep on moving the life ahead of Me,I have visited many countries but I could not stay in one Country for long,14 years of living in Isuofia,14 years in Aba, 5 years in the Gambia,15 Years in Germany,1 year in Senegal,etc,I am 43 years now,I have lived in Germany morethan the land of My birth,and Aba,
I love Germany sometimes I feel like I have the same Ancestors with German People,They work hard like My Ancestors did, their names have same meaning like Our names,village names translates the same meaning,most of people living in the area of Nkwo were black smiths,when you talking about Igboukwu museum,the history of black smiths are those living in Agu area ,Ndi Nka na Uzu Akulu,.Uzu Akulu colonization and slavery,helps to barkernized the Akulu people,and their Ancestors were taken to slave by Arochukwu,Ohafia and Abiliba people,and sold them to slave,and occupied some of their land with Churches,and forcing everyone to become christians,or get killed that is why Mr Nwokedi have to leave the country in silent,
I used to tell The German people that in My Motherland Obi Agu Isuofia,We were born black and white,and We do not see color,all We knows is your name,your color We dont know,I can live with you if you did not see My color,I am just like you,This is My Bros,from Isuofia,We are all Umu Isuofia,Our Mothers looks the same,but they born Us differently in same land,We are Bros,
2016 after spending many years outside Isuofia and Aba,I went back to Isuofia to talk about Nkwo Agu project,My history,My culture,My life,as you can see how We looks here,We are all Umu Isuofia,The topic is that they have changed Nkwo Agu name to Ekwusigo,that is a problem,You cant change Agu to Ekwusigo,People of Obi Uno are still calling us Ndi Obi Agu,people are still Identifying the people of that area Ndi bi na Agu,Ndi Agu,Ndi Obe Agu,The Reasons to say no to Ekwusigo Ideas,because in Nnewi they have a Town or a Local Government Area call Ekwusigo ;The people are call Ekwusigo people,We are Umu Agu,not Umu Ekwusigo,
It is always lovely during the festival in Igbo Land,for example,in Isuofia,We have Afor Uzo,Nwa Eke, Nkwo Agu,Orie Agu, and Big Orie Markets,all these places people of the area will come out in their colorful Traditional and cultural outfits as you can see here,you must not dress the same,but everything goes,
in Isuofia We have many Umu Agu in many villages,Umu Agu Isiaku,Umu Agu Umueze,Umu Agu Ozalla,Umu Agu Ezioka,Umu Agu Okpoko,Umu Agu Akulu,Umu Agu Ududenka,When We comes out with Our Ancestors Culture and traditional outfits it gives joy of Umu Agu,
I love My Culture and tradition,and Germans love it too,because they do have many Festival and Carnivals that looks similar to My Own,I invest much in maintaining this culture and tradition,
Me and My Relatives from Nanka,eating and drinking in Nkwo Agu ,Talking about Nkwo Agu project in 2016,We are the founder of Umu Udo Integration,If you google Umu Udo You will see some of Our Works and projects so far,We are also on facebook,Umu Udo Odinana Igbo Integration,
Support Our Culture and Tradition,Nkwo Agu will rise again,Isee,November
Enwe Imoka, the mona, Porto-Novo, Benin. Photo: Okouneva Olga via Wikimedia Commons.
Okoli Ijeoma was a 19th-century merchant warlord of the Aro settlement of Ndikelionwu in today’s Anambra State. He was notorious for his recruitment of the militaristic Ada people of the Cross River area for wars against his enemies or for the services of those who paid him. He was the grandson of Ikelionwu who founded Ndikelionwu in the 18th century.
Ikelionwu, sometimes Ikelionwu Ufele, Ufere, or Uvere, was born in Ifite Öka. Notedly an mgburuichi, Ikelionwu was a child with noble ichi marks. Ikelionwu came from the family of Eze Oshie. The name Ikelionwu appears to be a contraction of ike emelị ọnwụ, meaning ‘strength does not conquer death’.
“10 Aug. 1905. Edet market, Ndiya. An Inokun (Aro [Igbo]) man.” Charles Partridge. British Museum.
In one account, Ikelionwu was kidnapped by the Amantogwu and later bought by a wealthy Aro woman named Ufere Mgbokwa who took him in as a son and carried out the necessary rites to take him out of slavery. Some accounts say Eze Oshie was the one who was sold. Ikelionwu had taken some of the wealth of Ufere Mgbokwa on her death, this was said to have been done incrementally by Ikelionwu while she was alive due to his later confirmed fears that he would not be able to inherit from her as he was not her blood descendant. Other accounts say an Aro merchant warlord named Ufere Mgbokwu Aka was the enslaver of Ikelionwu.
Ikelionwu established his own lineage of Ndikelionwu in the territory of the Omogho, similar to other Aro settlements in the north-central Igbo area (Anambra), particularly the Nde Eni cluster of Aro settlements under the founding Mazi Eni. Aro settlements were trading and slaving springboards into other areas. The Aro infiltrated communities through allies, marriage ties, and trading.
Ikelionwu later helped Öka with the drawn-out war started with Amantogwu over his kidnapping and was able to use the newly introduced gun from Arochukwu to Öka’s victory. The Aro were the main introducers of guns from Europeans and middlemen at the coast to Igbo communities in the interior in the 18th century.
Help us to make peace in Our Land,know who you are teach us love,
Igbo names and spellings for various settlements
Abakaliki is Abankaleke; Afikpo is Ehugbo; Awgu is Ogu; Awka is Oka; Bonny is Ubani; Enugu is Enugwu; Ibusa is Igbuzö; Igrita is Igwuruta; Oguta is Ugwuta; Onitsha is Onicha; Owerri is Owere; Oyigbo is Obigbo Nanka is Nnanka,Nna Nka,Papa Anyi,… any more will be added.
In Nnewi oral history and mythology, the ‘ewi’ (Igbo: bush rat) played a great role in saving the founders of Nnewi during wars. Throughout its history, Nnewi has used its military might to maintain its borders and because of this, the killing or eating of ewi in Nnewi is forbidden to the present day. Nnewi existed as an independent kingdom from the 15th century to 1904, when British colonial administration occupied the kingdom.
Nnewi kingdom was founded on four quarters (large villages), namely Otolo, Uruagu, Umudim, and Nnewichi. Each village was divided into family units called ‘umunna’. Each umunna had a first family known as the ‘obi’.
These four quarters were these original names of the Sons of Edo: Otolo being the eldest and Nnewichi being the youngest of the sons Obi of Nnewi
The Place of Nnewi in Igbo History
Originally when the Igbos settled in the present day Eastern Nigeria, they arrived with three leaders, two were spiritual leaders and the youngest of the three a hereditary King known as Obi a King by birthright. The first was the Eze Nri of Awka a Priest King, the second the Eze Aro of Arochukwu a King and the third the Obi of Nnewi a political and war ruler. The Onitsha people are visitors and later settlers in Igbo land. The Aros know this history (Nnewi being a relation and a leader among the Igbos) and this is part of the reason why there are no Aro settlements in Nnewi. The Obi of Nnewi Obi Okoli in1780s lost his throne when inside palace politics that hinged on tradition edged him out. Traditional royal law had it that the Crown Prince must perform the funeral rights of the late Obi before he can be crowned, Obi Okoli was absent and arrived home only after the late Obi Okoli 1st was buried. His Uncle (The late Obi Okoli the 1st younger brother) performed the funeral rights in his stead and took over as Igwe Nnewi he could not be enthroned as an Obi (which means the first son). The Obi Okoli royal lineage was forced into exile, they got refuge at Umune-Alam in Umudim, Nnewi where they still are to this day. The Obi Okoli family still bears the Ofor Nnewi till this day.
Edo is the supreme deity of all the Alusi (Igbo: deity) in the Anaedo country. The central shrine of this unifying Alusi is at Nkwo Nnewi, the central Market. There are four other deities in Nnewi: Ana, Ezemewi, Eze and Ele. Christianity was introduced by the Europeans in 1885 and many Nnewi people now practice Christianity.
Nnewi, Ichi and Oraifite made up the Anaedo state. Anaedo communities have common ancestries, beliefs and traditional value systems. Nnewi is a major trading and manufacturing center in Nigeria. Due to its high commercial activities, the city has attracted millions of migrants from other states and countries.
The Ofala Nnewi is a cultural festival held every year to celebrate the coronation of the Igwe of Nnewi. Afiaolu (New yam festival) and Ikwuaru are also among traditional festivals held annually in Nnewi. Nnewi Kingdom is also known as Anaedo meaning the Land of Gold (The supreme deity and goddess of Nnewi).