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RED CAP IN IGBO TRADITION

[wpedon id="7774" align="center"]In Igbo Tradition Red Cap and Horn is regarded as a symbol of authority in Igbo world view it also represents the entire institution of leadership, authority and power in Igbo culture. When one has been conferred a Chief taincy title in Igbo land, it is proper that he must wear the Red… Continue reading RED CAP IN IGBO TRADITION

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WHICH IS MORE IMPORTANT? (IGBO TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE OR CHRISTIAN WHITE WEDDING)

Traditional marriage in Igbo land is an integral part of Igbo traditional prior to the introduction of white wedding ceremony in Africa. A man  is expected to joyfully go home immediately with his wife after fulfillment of traditional marriage rites in company of his relatives. But this sometimes is not accepted to Pentecostal Christians as… Continue reading WHICH IS MORE IMPORTANT? (IGBO TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE OR CHRISTIAN WHITE WEDDING)

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IGBO TRADITIONAL RELIGION AND CHRISTIANITY

The conflict between Igbo traditional religion started in the 19th century. This contact was dramatic in different dimension. First, it widely challenged some of the tenets of the Igbo traditional religion. On the other hand, the contact made a dramatic conversion of the Igbo people into Christianity. Igbo world view revealed that the Igbo people… Continue reading IGBO TRADITIONAL RELIGION AND CHRISTIANITY

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“OSU” (DICHOTOMY IN IGBO LAND)

Who is an Osu in Igbo Community? For Achebe (1994:156) An Osu, is a person dedicated to a god, a thing set apart, a taboo forever and his children after him. Dike (2007:12) defined an Osu as an outcast, a person whose ancestors were sacrificed or dedicated to the local deity in the Igbo Community… Continue reading “OSU” (DICHOTOMY IN IGBO LAND)

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IGBO AND ANCESTORS

The ancestors have special place among the Igbo people. They are given their due honour and respect among the people and community. The primary duty of the ancestors is to guide and promote the welfare of the people/community members. In Igbo worldview, it is believed communion and communication go on between the dead ancestors and… Continue reading IGBO AND ANCESTORS

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REINCARNATION: FROM AN IGBO MAN’S PERSPECTIVE

Why are so many Igbo people drawn to reincarnation? Why do the Igbos believe in a supposed transmigration at death of the soul of a human being into a new person? Reincarnation is found in many ancient cultures and belief system which gives nod to rebirth/metempsychosis. It was upheld by Greek Historic figures, such as Pythagoras,… Continue reading REINCARNATION: FROM AN IGBO MAN’S PERSPECTIVE

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THE CHURCH AND “OZO” TITLE

The Nze na Ozo are seen as the highest and most important religious and social group in the Igbo society of southeast Nigeria. In Igbo land, to become Ozo means that the title holder is now an “Nze” implying living spirit and an Ancestor. Generally for people in Igbo land, it’s a symbol of prominence… Continue reading THE CHURCH AND “OZO” TITLE