Posts Tagged “South-East”
Not long after that Ijeoma is abandoned by her grief-stricken mother — given to a school teacher and his wife as a skivvy. There she meets Amina, a Hausa girl who has been orphaned by the war. The Hausa are the Igbo’s enemies in the war, but the girls are matched in their loneliness, abandonment and servitude. Soon these bonds are firmed by the bond of love. Everything, however, is against the young lovers — tradition, patriarchy, tribalism, religion and violence.
Just like the Mbaise people, when you sum up all that are required before you can take a bride from Ikwere land, you would realize that it is in excess of one million naira, hence it is amongst the most expensive cultures to marry from in Nigeria.
‘Öjï luo ünö okwuo ebe osi bia.’
‘When the Kola nut reaches home, it will tell where it came from.’
This proverb says that the visitor needs to show the kola nut to his people at home as a proof of having visited this village
Written By Ogunfowoke Adeniyi The enchanting feel of rustic lifestyle is the allure that drives tourists and visitors to Anambra, a state in southeast Nigeria with a wealthy heritage, charming landscapes and grounded culture. These fun attractions revolve around Awka – the state capital, Onitsha, and Nnewi. With all the endowments, there are a plethora…
The Abia State Government has commenced the ‘Return to Farm Programme’ with a plan to plant 7.5 million oil palm trees in three years. The state plans to re-direct organic farming with focus on large scale commercial quantity. According to the Commissioner for Agriculture, Uzo Azubike, the idea is to plant crops that are acceptable…
The reality is that no part of Nigeria has a monopoly on victimhood. The impulse to protest suffering and to seek to determine one’s destiny is not wrongheaded; the problem lies in seeking change in a manner that incites ethnic hatred and violence. It would be better for Biafran separatists to drop their calls for independence and push instead for constitutional change that would strengthen the federal system Nigeria purports to practice. Our current Constitution, like the others that followed independence from Britain in 1960, is the product of military leaders whose agenda has rarely coincided with the public good.
Though most of today mothers had experienced these ways, I wonder how many will be able to do it for their daughters/ daughter in laws in future. Some one might say ‘how are the people in other counties coping without all of these? But I think the question really is how do we preserve this? At least I heard a lot of women say they benefited from it.
In the old days, the birth of twins was viewed as an abomination and such mothers were not qualified to undertake the “Omughu” ceremony. Twins were killed and their mother banished to a special compound (Ezi Nso) where they will no longer mix freely with other members of the community. As a matter of fact, one of Nigeria’s most respected elder statesmen, Ezeogo (Dr.) Akanu Ibiam, is said to be a twin originally from Ebunwana Edda before being taken to Unwana for safety.