OdenigboAroli: Ide nnaa,there is what we call the Omanbala culture,which originated from the early Aguleris and Nri settlers. It's easily identifiable by our cultural practices. Omanbala chili Nze chie Ozo is a cultural melting pot. Our dialects are smooth and elegant,our music is melodic and dances are very graceful...Our wome do not dance with their bums shaking like some prostitutes. These are some of our cultural practices.
Titles/initiations... Nze na Ozo Igba Odu Igba ofala/ovala Igbu ichi
Deities/Oracles... Ogwugwu Eke,Oye Afor na Nkwo Udo IKENGA Aja ani
Music/Dance.... Ekpili Udu Ogene Egwu ota only danced by the royals The elegant beats of our ufie gongs danced by the noble Nze na Ozo Akwunechenyi drums
Masqurades.... Agaba Ijele Ulaga.
Don't let your pan Igboist ideology make you to lose your identity....You are an Omanbala firstly. Ekesia na ama ebulu naa n'Obi.
The above is the very post that sparked the fire. Now,tell me how this was offensive. I didn't say Omanbala is superior neither did I denigrate any group. Truth is these outbursts has nothing to do with my post. I can mention how many times I was attacked just because I said I am from "Anambra". There is a certain paranoia. And dare not be proud of your Anambra root else you will get a beat down. I must however say Abia people doesn't have this problem. But no amount of intimidation will deter me from promoting and celebrating my culture till eternity. My 3months old daughter has already started smiling to Ezigbo Obiligbo,Okonkwo Asaa,Egwu Obi ,Osadebe music. I will mould my offspring into a proud Omanbala children and they will tell the world takes about the Omanbala cultural elegance....Nobody can stop me!
I came across this video of Nnewi women dancing. There was some bum shaking. They didn't look like prostitutes to me, neither do other dancers from other Igbo groups who dance with their hips.
Doug07034780891: Odenigbo didn't insult anyone neither did he denigrate any group. He was more or appealing to a fellow Anambra dude for understanding and he should be Omambala first before anything. I wonder how that's an insult to outsiders..
Doug07034780891: The person he quoted while making that provocative comment was only saying things that made his own people unique but the daft took up and turn it to mean that he is feeling superior. When has it become a superiority complex for one talk about the uniqueness and greatness of his place?
Odenigboaroli could have done that without taking a jab, albeit indirectly, at several other Igbo groups.
Doug07034780891: I wish I can get the post made by the hopeless chiwude that triggered the bitter truth I am telling you now. People tend to get what they throw at others. If make a comment about us and think someone like me will allow it slide then you are joking.
Now look at the comment made by the frustrated chiwude that triggered all these. These slaves will always start shouting superiority complex when you turn the heat on them but they will be the first to throw punches. Read it carefully and tell me how you feel.
The one with a green cap is an Imo state slave(Ihedioha) bowing to his master(Omambala born Obi of Onitsha)
Do you need more clarification?
I didn't really care to know but thanks. I won't stoop to your level this time. My comments on this thread were for posterity, nothing more. It is necessary to identify the problem child(ren). I am yet to see a thread in which Enugu, Ebonyi, Imo, Delta or Rivers Igbos pummel and denigrate each other. It's always one set of people against others and usually unprovoked. If you can't see a problem with that, then that is an even bigger problem.
Doug07034780891: I didn't say so but what I know is that some people are outcasts and our slaves..do you have any problem with that?
Please can you get started already so we can do it together.
Pix- slave kneeling to his superiors and masters..
I don't even know who those people are. How do you determine superiority by states, which can be split and merged by anyone and at any time? Your inclination toward braggadocio and chest beating, unprovoked, is the main problem within the Igbo ethnic group.
Doug07034780891: Imagine a slave yapping nonsense. We don't want anything to do with you slaves but you idiots will not hear. We have not said there is no Igala people in Anambra north who are less than 2%, it is the beauty of diversity in Anambra and we like than being infiltrated by slaves.
The bitter truth is that Omanbala is the head Igbo race and Nri is founder and custodian of Igbo and culture. Whether you like call it igala just to downplay it's importance you are only fooling yourself, because at the end of the day an average slave from Imo state will still come and bow to an Omambala.
At the end of the day the slaves and outcasts knows his superiors and masters as seen below.
Delusion at its finest. There's absolutely nothing superior about you. Don't get me started on public forum.
I understand everything you said. But you don't unite a nation with such attitude.
Not even Zik who was from Onitsha had such attitude. He treated all parts of Igboland and Eastern region as equals, which they truly are, he was so knowledgeable that he knew all the Igbo speaking groups by names, culture and their unique problems.
He was willingly to set aside the Onitsha man in him to create a pan Igbo strong political unit.
Look at the men he worked with , Ebitu Ukiwe, Nzimiro, Okpara, Osadebey, Ibiam.
They were all from all parts of Igbo land outside Anambra area.
Imagine, Zik saw all parts of Igboland as home, he built the University of Nigeria at Nsukka instead of Anambra area, because he considered Nsukka home. Compare this attitute to those of our current political jobbers who would have sited such in their immediate town or neighbouring town, and you understand why Ndiigbo has struggled to reach our pre Biafran war heights.
Ojukwu was at home in Anambra, Enugu, Imo( Ahiara/ Owerre), Ebonyi, Rivers Igboland, Anioma( he worked with many western Igbos) He was first a Biafran, then an Igbo, before being an Nnewi man. This is how it should be.
We have lost the spirit of "Anyi bu ofu". Only selfishness and divisions reign now, and we are all worst for it. Okpara, Zik, Akanu Ibiam and co must be turning in their graves.
For the whole to be 1, all parts must be recognized as important, even though they don't seem equal on inspection, yet the machine needs all to be working in full force to be 100% efficient.
Mao of China demonstrated this when he united the Chinese people, by choosing a lesser spoken dialect as the official Chinese language.
No supremacist can unite a nation. From Mao to Otto von Bismarck who united Germanic tribes to form modern Germany, they were all nationalists.
The idea of a superior Omambala culture that must be acknowledged by other Igbo speaking people, is a concept that cannot co exist with a unified Igbo nation. It only leads to balkanization of our people, making us easy pick off by our enemies.
So yes, I believe in Anambra uniqueness, but I don't believe in Omanbala supremacy. I believe that all Igbo speaking groups are unique and important.
We must give away the things that divide us,things that emphasize on our differences, and embrace things that Unite us all, things we share in common.
The options before us are two. Succeed as a whole or fail as units.
Dalu nwanne mmadu.
Too late. His sentiment is shared by many. Let's just unpack our bags and make ourselves at home.
Many Southern Igbos are unaware of various dialects in Anambra and hence believe that the Igbo spoken in Onitsha same in the entire Anambra.Another interesting observation is that many Southern Igbos give names using the NCI except in few exceptions.
Such names as Ifeanyi,Ifeoma,Ifeyinwa,Nwora,Ifediora,Ozoemena rarely have the SCI versions of Iheanyi,Iheoma, Iheyinwa,Nwoha, Ihedioha,Ozoemela.It is mainly in Ikwerre that other versions are more popular like Hanyi,Homa,Woha etc.
Drchristian: Please no ethnic bashing on this thread I beg of you..God bless you as you comply...
Here are the ethnics and List of indigenous peoples of Rivers State: Abua
As you all see no igbo amongst them...God bless the Republic of South South.
This topic has already been addressed in a thread in the politics section. People who are ignorant should ask questions rather than make assertions. Several groups listed above are tribes which belong to different ethnic groups. E.g. Andoni, Bille, Engenni, Okrika and Kalabari are considered to be part of the Ijaw ethnic group. Eleme is part of the Ogoni ethnic group. Etche, Ndoni, Egbema (which appears to have been conveniently left out) are Igbo ethnic groups.
Yea! I know Obtaining a Certificate of Qualification isn't a walk in the park... Is not that easy to obtain...and that was why I was thinking and according to CIC that it should be the as Job Offer since they have it as JOB OFFER OR CERTIFICATE OF QUALIFICATION.
Thanks one more time. and are you working on any of the programme by the way?
I know someone who got the PR a few weeks ago. They used the Federal Skilled Worker route.
I'm working towards applying for the Federal Skilled Trades Programme under the EXPRESS ENTRY PROGRAMME. I want to ask if anyone has tried applying under this programme and if yes, I want to ask if Proof of Funds is really required for the trades class if you are able to secure a Certificate of Qualification from a trade Regulatory body in Canada?
captap02: what's all this rubbish now, a ministry who takes the lion share in Federal allocation is patching roads you here singing his praises. you should start by telling us the billions that have be release to Fashola since he became a minister and then compare it to what have be done.
Fashola for now have not done anything, stop all this lies and ass licking.
Some says power have increase, how megawatts have be added to power generation, what maintenance or improvement have be done to the distribution system or what policy have be made.
Yes he have sign and works have started in some power plant, but we have haven't see the fruit yet. let this guy work and stop all this paid post
Exactly. This is why African "leaders" don't perform. Sycophants everywhere. Leaders of developed nations on the other hand usually have more vocal critics than praise - singers. Probably why they perform better.
judithidoghogm: Good morning all. Please @Jesusdway can a Bsc holder with NYSC discharge apply?During his service he was a teacher and also does part-time administrative assistant jobs in a Poultry farm during his university days.Can he still apply?
Yes, i know the damage being caused by crude oil exploration, but at least, over the years the FG has made concerted efforts to see to this menace.
However do you think that the water used in producing the electricity is not affected at all? Of course it is. The water used in the dams is returned back to its source heated with a different temperature than the original water body and this alters the original climatic settings of the environment which could also be affecting natural marine life.
Could denotes probability. Dams contribute minimally to global warming. In the ND, it is not a case of projections, it is the present situation. It is not enough to clean up the oil spills. Does the government have plans to restore the ecosystem (assuming it isn't irreparable) and replenish the water with sea creatures? Most of the ND depended primarily on fishing to live. That has been taken away from them and their region has not been developed to give them other means of livelihood. If development was uniform across the country, there might not be the agitation for increased revenue allocation. It is unreasonable for revenue from a small section to be used to finance an entire country, concentrating on a few sections in other regions, while the region where the oil is extracted from is left damaged and impoverished. Pretty much like Niger and Taraba states providing electricity to other states while being denied electricity.
I should add that if states/communities in which the dams are located decide to request some form of compensation from hydropower proceeds, they would be within their rights to do so.
Ugosample: The problem is that we have a VERY clueless Foreign Ministry.
They should have been negotiating with different countries in order to give our green passport more access, but we are not serious people.
Brazil used it's leverage as the host of the world cup and the Olympics to negotiate visa free access to most of Europe on return for free access for European tourists and spectators coming to see the games.
But in Africa Sometimes I'm beginning to believe that the black man is indeed cursed. That we cannot use our brains
It's not about negotiating visa free access. Any arrangement must be mutually beneficial to both countries. If/ when visa free access to Nigeria is worthwhile, other countries will initiate the negotiations.
You clearly do not appreciate the damage caused over the years to the environment by oil extraction activities. The riverine people, especially, have lost their main source of livelihood and income -fishing. Could the same be said about indigenes of Taraba and Niger states? Besides as someone have already pointed out, electricity is paid for by individual households. Apples and oranges.
You fail to see that the current trend of no screens and low budget movies is a setback and not a progress. Most of the productions can not compare to any of Hubert Ogunde's works produced decades before living in bondage and never made into DVDs. Stay there and be celebrating mediocrity when Living in bondage was not even the first to be made into DVDs!
Small budget 50,000 copies films after which pirates take over are not the ultimate. We will go back to screens. A Yoruba country can have two thousand screens even more making at least 2 billion naira a month to start with. There were films made by Yorubas that were sold on the streets before living in bondage but living in bondage was the first to be very successful on the streets but not the first film or first block buster. Where do you want to put Hubert Ogunde, Baba Sala, Duro Ladipo and etc. That is the issue. I for one do not believe in low budget made for the streets movies. I believe in screens. Hollywood style.
This a debate about the beginning of Nollywood. Distort all you wish, "Nollywood" not film making in Nigeria started with Living in Bondage, an Igbo movie. What you believe in is inconsequential in this argument.
So you want to discount the works of Duro Ladipo, Hubert Ogunde, Isola Ogunsola, Baba sala and etc. All film malers? Baba sala produced the first block buster and infact if we dont go back to cinema, the Nollywood products will remain low quality and downrated. Nobody is saying Igbos are not trying but it will be wrong to write the history of Nigerian film making without the people I mentioned. There are also Igbos among those set too.
I've just remembered that this has already been addressed. See below. The emboldened statement might be true but even those Igbos that produced movies prior to Living in Bondage are not the pioneers of Nollywood.
I've checked it and there's no mention of any other group starting nollywood, which is the bone of contention. Pre- nollywood there were plays and movies which you have referred to. Some Igbo productions pre-nollywood include - Akaraka, Dilemma, Boy- o - Boy, Ugonma, The Cause and Things fall apart, with mainly Igbo actors, depicting Igbo culture. These weren't considered nollywood movies.
Nollywood started in 91/92 with Living in Bondage, Circle of Doom, Evil Passion etc - produced, directed and acted by Igbos in Igbo language. Don't even attempt to rewrite recent history.