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Re: King Jaja Of Opobo And Wives In The 1870s [ Location: Rivers State ] by Jerry2i(m): 7:54am On May 21, 2015
zendy:



Some people may not know it but King Jaja of Opobo was an Igbo slave from Orlu in present day Imo state who was sold into slavery. I read somewhere that they still speak some form of Igbo in Opobo.
they speak fluent igbo,and yes,his decendants are among the ruling class in Opobo.

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Re: King Jaja Of Opobo And Wives In The 1870s [ Location: Rivers State ] by misreal(m): 7:54am On May 21, 2015
What is wrong with women and being Unclad or exposing themselvesthis thing no start today na. sad sad

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Re: King Jaja Of Opobo And Wives In The 1870s [ Location: Rivers State ] by Nobody: 7:55am On May 21, 2015
Pangea:
King jaja was Igbo?

Yes...he was taken as a slave when a young child...and sold to a prominent Ijaw family...which he served well...and from which he won his freedom.

NTA did a hour length feature on King Jaja some years ago...which included a visit to the village....including the original compound where King Jaja originated from. The village is in Imo State.

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Re: King Jaja Of Opobo And Wives In The 1870s [ Location: Rivers State ] by bewla(m): 7:55am On May 21, 2015
are they wife or slave or concubine..




explanation in first degree fast fsat
Re: King Jaja Of Opobo And Wives In The 1870s [ Location: Rivers State ] by centjamie(m): 7:56am On May 21, 2015
Jaja of opobo.


The first black man to handle a gun.
Re: King Jaja Of Opobo And Wives In The 1870s [ Location: Rivers State ] by Bonafide9gerian: 7:57am On May 21, 2015
Looking at the way King Jaja's queens are dressed, can't help but say the way the female student from CRUTECH dressed for a cultural parade last week (baring her bosoms) was right after all.














#GodBlessNigeria

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Re: King Jaja Of Opobo And Wives In The 1870s [ Location: Rivers State ] by prophetfire: 7:57am On May 21, 2015
Beremx:
God bless whoever invented Bra. I just can't imagine walking without a bra. I just can't imagine that!
I for dey look your bre'ast for free by now.
Re: King Jaja Of Opobo And Wives In The 1870s [ Location: Rivers State ] by Nobody: 7:57am On May 21, 2015
centjamie:
Jaja of opobo.


The first black man to handle a gun.

Not exactly.....I think guns were in use before Jaja of Opobo's time by black men.(I may be wrong).

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Re: King Jaja Of Opobo And Wives In The 1870s [ Location: Rivers State ] by Nobody: 7:58am On May 21, 2015
Thanks to whoever invented the Bra, e for no easy o!
Re: King Jaja Of Opobo And Wives In The 1870s [ Location: Rivers State ] by watchindelta(m): 7:59am On May 21, 2015
time God dey no borne me dat time oh ! I 4 dey miss all dis present cup breast. by Nah em? me way breast. like wiso. let jah b praise.
Re: King Jaja Of Opobo And Wives In The 1870s [ Location: Rivers State ] by Munepirates: 7:59am On May 21, 2015
saintneo:
The tallest of the wives, the second standing from the right has a modern babe's body. Flat tummy, good bréãsts, tall, an hourglass shape; she could pass for a model.
King Jaja has eyes for good women.


The girl ga a gba mmili mehn!

Pardon my vernacular. Can't be said otherwise.

Ba mu soron wuta kaman tatase
Re: King Jaja Of Opobo And Wives In The 1870s [ Location: Rivers State ] by Nobody: 8:00am On May 21, 2015
Thanks to whoever invented the Bra. These ones sef get small brea.St,if na watermelon size nko? E for no easy o!
Re: King Jaja Of Opobo And Wives In The 1870s [ Location: Rivers State ] by prophetfire: 8:01am On May 21, 2015
njays24:
Thanks to whoever invented the Bra, e for no easy o!
E for easy well well now....to dey look your bweast. Abi you dey shame?E don fall?
Re: King Jaja Of Opobo And Wives In The 1870s [ Location: Rivers State ] by 0b1nna: 8:01am On May 21, 2015
customized07:
The women look like men, why?

O bobs! Na jazz d man been take dey suck doz women bobby? See as their face and their bobby wan resemble men own. Goodness!!!
Re: King Jaja Of Opobo And Wives In The 1870s [ Location: Rivers State ] by Bimffo(m): 8:03am On May 21, 2015
You can know the 1st to the last wife by the shape of their Breãst..

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Re: King Jaja Of Opobo And Wives In The 1870s [ Location: Rivers State ] by Julius2214(m): 8:03am On May 21, 2015
It is surely this picture that provoked the invention of bra
Re: King Jaja Of Opobo And Wives In The 1870s [ Location: Rivers State ] by ferhyntorlah(f): 8:03am On May 21, 2015
saintneo:
The tallest of the wives, the second standing from the right has a modern babe's body. Flat tummy, good bréãsts, tall, an hourglass shape; she could pass for a model.
King Jaja has eyes for good women.

You mean 2nd from left?
Re: King Jaja Of Opobo And Wives In The 1870s [ Location: Rivers State ] by watchindelta(m): 8:03am On May 21, 2015
thank God dey no borne me dat time oh ! I 4 dey miss all dis present cup breast by Nah em? me way breast like wiso. let jah b praise.........
Re: King Jaja Of Opobo And Wives In The 1870s [ Location: Rivers State ] by PStacks(m): 8:04am On May 21, 2015
Life was much easier.
You didn't need what you didn't know.
Knowledge has its pros and cons

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Re: King Jaja Of Opobo And Wives In The 1870s [ Location: Rivers State ] by ferhyntorlah(f): 8:05am On May 21, 2015
saintneo:

It is the foundation of life.
Phahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

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Re: King Jaja Of Opobo And Wives In The 1870s [ Location: Rivers State ] by samsard(m): 8:05am On May 21, 2015
fr3do:



Slave mentality!
The white man did not bring civilization, we have always had it, in those days,hardly was there crime,morality reigned hard.

The white maltreated your ancestors and put them into slavery.
Blacks were selling each other into slavery and you call that civilization? what about the inter-tribal wars that were raging on? Whether you accept that fact or not we were a semi-primitive people. And who says there is no morality in the modern day? ever heard of ethics as a branch of philosophy? Or is it the Patriarchal practices and misogynistic tendencies?

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Re: King Jaja Of Opobo And Wives In The 1870s [ Location: Rivers State ] by HRich(m): 8:06am On May 21, 2015
customized07:
The women look like men, why?
maybe you need to review the picture again.
Re: King Jaja Of Opobo And Wives In The 1870s [ Location: Rivers State ] by dotna(m): 8:06am On May 21, 2015
jrupa:
Lollllz...nah something you talk so o

Sound like something researcher should take note of
Re: King Jaja Of Opobo And Wives In The 1870s [ Location: Rivers State ] by Nobody: 8:06am On May 21, 2015
PStacks:
Life was much easier.

You didn't need what you didn't know.

Knowledge has its pros and cons

There was a lot of slavery(I refer to internal slavery...not the Atlantic slave trade), wars, and exploitation back then.

King Jaja was kidnapped and sold into slavery as a child. Sure he turned out well....but did that have to happen?

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Re: King Jaja Of Opobo And Wives In The 1870s [ Location: Rivers State ] by HRich(m): 8:07am On May 21, 2015
watchindelta:
thank God dey no borne me dat time oh ! I 4 dey miss all dis present cup breast by Nah em? me way breast like wiso. let jah b praise.........
you think now is better than then?
Re: King Jaja Of Opobo And Wives In The 1870s [ Location: Rivers State ] by egbaguy: 8:08am On May 21, 2015
Gone were the days,missionary was the only sex style they engaged in.....now nko? Una all done spoil!!!!

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Re: King Jaja Of Opobo And Wives In The 1870s [ Location: Rivers State ] by Ihuomadinihu: 8:09am On May 21, 2015
If you all were born in that era,you wouldn't even waste your time to think about breast. There was enough morality in those days. Bosom was regarded as nutrition for infants and children. The coming of the whiteman ushered in the concept of regarding a woman's breast as a Sexual object. Their wrapper was large enough to cover their breast but exposing it,is not a sign of undevelopment.
Ever wondered why there was low crime rates before Western civilization? People of that era guided their thoughts and minds. Look at how people have gone haywire on this thread just a few years after the white man left.

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Re: King Jaja Of Opobo And Wives In The 1870s [ Location: Rivers State ] by HRich(m): 8:10am On May 21, 2015
Julius2214:
It is surely this picture that provoked the invention of bra
you mean there was no Bra then?
Re: King Jaja Of Opobo And Wives In The 1870s [ Location: Rivers State ] by Ozize(m): 8:10am On May 21, 2015
VickyRotex:
Seriously? And those women were comfortable that way? angry

Thanks to Civilization undecided

Helo Mr. Vicky. I would like to know what you mean by "thanks to civilization". Thanks in advance :-)

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Re: King Jaja Of Opobo And Wives In The 1870s [ Location: Rivers State ] by Leopantro: 8:11am On May 21, 2015
zendy:



Some people may not know it but King Jaja of Opobo was an Igbo slave from Orlu in present day Imo state who was sold into slavery. I read somewhere that they still speak some form of Igbo in Opobo.

He's not from Orlu, he's from Amaigbo in Nwangele LGA. I have personally been to his village where he was kidnapped and sent to Opobo. Saw massive pots and slave chains used in the slave period. A former minister of foreign affairs, Prof Walter ofonagoro is from there. It's about 45 minutes drive from Owerri. Because he had such a great legacy in Opobo, people from Opobo love visiting his home town.

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Re: King Jaja Of Opobo And Wives In The 1870s [ Location: Rivers State ] by HRich(m): 8:12am On May 21, 2015
prophetfire:
I for dey look your bre'ast for free by now.
hahahahahahahaha. Funny u. Even with Bra, you can still look it for free.
Re: King Jaja Of Opobo And Wives In The 1870s [ Location: Rivers State ] by Ihuomadinihu: 8:14am On May 21, 2015
samsard:
Blacks were selling each other into slavery and you call that civilization? what about the inter-tribal wars that were raging on? Whether you accept that fact or not we were a semi-primitive people. And who says there is no morality in the modern day? ever heard of ethics as a branch of philosophy? Or is it the Patriarchal practices and misogynistic tendencies?
Sorry o,all these things are still prevalent in Western countries. Before Trans Atlantic slave trade,Blacks were selling White people. When you are talking about Semi-primitiveness,just mention yourself.

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