INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8 every year. It is a focal point in the movement for women’s rights. After the Socialist Party of America organized a Women’s Day on February 28, 1909, in New York, the 1910 International Socialist Woman’s Conference suggested a Women’s Day be held annually. After women gained suffrage in Soviet Russia in 1917, March 8 became a national holiday…

Arusi

Arusi

Chukwu’s incarnations and ministers in the world (ụ̀wà) are the Alusi, supernatural forces that regulate human life. In southern Igbo dialects especially, ágbàrà is the term for these forces. The alusi are regarded as channels to Chukwu. The alusi, who are also known as arushi, anusi, or arusi in differing dialects all spring from Ala the earth spirit who embodies the workings of the world. There are…

Nigeria Election postponement

Nigeria Election postponement

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has postponed to February 23rd, the General election earlier scheduled for Saturday, February 16th, 2019. INEC Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Read: INEC’s full report on postponement of Nigeria’s election INEC chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu,while briefing newsmen at the commission’s headquarters, announced that continuing with the election as earlier scheduled for today, 16th February, 2019,…

The ancient Igbo religion

Igbo religion Igboland’s traditional religion is based on the belief that there is one creator, God, also called Chineke or Chukwu. The creator can be approached through numerous other deities and spirits in the form of natural objects, most commonly through the god of thunder (Amadioha). There is also the belief that ancestors protect their living descendants and are responsible for rain, harvest, health and children. Shrines,…

Monarchy King Igbo

Monarchy King Igbo

Red Hat is a symbol of leadership and kingship in Ibo land. during coronation ceremony a red hat is placed on the head of a new leader by the most cultural leader around or the most elderly person around. Placing of Hat on the bearers head in the presence of public means that the public collectively has authorized the bearer to hold vital post of leadership. To…

Igbo King

Igbo King

From the origin of the first world first community comes the hierarchy of leadership. The Ibos are one of the people on earth that kept that unique ancient system live and vibrant till date. The important of this tradition can be seen in all local villages and clan in todays IBO domain. As one people they all carry the same the hierarchy where ever they go in…

Beautiful Igbo Traditional Wedding at BICS Garden in Lekki, Nigeria

Beautiful Igbo Traditional Wedding at BICS Garden in Lekki, Nigeria

An Igbo traditional marriage ceremony starts way in advance of the actual wedding. The first step is the marriage request and official proposal by the groom and his family. Once the bride’s family convenes and consents, the two fathers “symbolically” discuss a bride-price and agree to the “terms” of marriage. On the wedding day itself, the groom is placed in the crowd and told to await his bride.…

The Igbo Traditional Marriage Ceremony: Stages and Custom (Grooms’ Guide)

The Igbo Traditional Marriage Ceremony: Stages and Custom (Grooms’ Guide)

If you’re a man who is planning to marry an igbo woman, this post will get you familiar with the ibo engagement ceremony stages and process and the customary marriage rites a groom is required to complete – it’s not as overwhelming as people say it is. In this post, you will get an overview of the igbo engagement and traditional marriage ceremony process, as well as…