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Mixed Reactions As An 'Outcast' Is Made King In Imo Community. Photos by dainformant(m): 4:08pm On Dec 30, 2018
A man said to be an "outcast" popularly known as 'Osu' in Igbo land, was recently appointed a king in Imo, sparking mixed feelings from internet users.

The people of Obinwanne, Umuaka, in Njaba LGA of Imo State, dealt a big blow to the OSU Caste System in Igbo land, with the coronation of HRM, Eze, Bar. Justine Uzoma Ezeala, Ezenwanne 1, of Obinwanne, Umuaka.

According to reports, Barr . Justin Uzoma Ezeala was traditionally born an Osu, but his people saw him befitting and credible to rule over them hence, they choose him to be their king.

But the report has been trailed by different reactions, with some hailing it as a good development while others have argued that an outcast is still an outcast no matter his status and will be prevented from marrying into a "normal family". 

See more; https://www.nationalhelm.co/2018/12/osu-hrm-eze-bar-justine-uzoma-ezeala-coronated-as-king-in-imo.html

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Re: Mixed Reactions As An 'Outcast' Is Made King In Imo Community. Photos by dainformant(m): 4:08pm On Dec 30, 2018
nice.

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Re: Mixed Reactions As An 'Outcast' Is Made King In Imo Community. Photos by Osagyefo98: 4:12pm On Dec 30, 2018
Okorocha and automous community.

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Re: Mixed Reactions As An 'Outcast' Is Made King In Imo Community. Photos by chiboy1116: 4:14pm On Dec 30, 2018
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Re: Mixed Reactions As An 'Outcast' Is Made King In Imo Community. Photos by MANNABBQGRILLS: 4:14pm On Dec 30, 2018
For those of us that have forever been wondering, what OSU OUTCAST means, here you have it.....

The Osu caste system, which is prevalent in Anambra, Imo and some areas in Ebonyi states, discriminates against families which in the ancient times were dedicated to the local deities because human sacrifice was required to cleanse the land of abominations. The Osu were mostly slaves and other categories of persons considered as “inferior”, as opposed to those who were “freeborn” or “Nwadiala”. As outcasts, they were discriminated against and not accepted by the mainstream of society.

In spite of efforts by clerics, political leaders and social crusaders to consign this system to the dustbin of history it is still being stubbornly observed in many communities. In 1956, the Eastern Nigerian House of Assembly had passed a law abolishing it, but it was not implemented.

There is no reason for this caste system to remain in these modern times. Slavery was abolished long ago, and no human sacrifice is going on anywhere in Nigeria except as a criminal offence linked to some dark cults. The constitution of Nigeria declares every person free and equal before the law. All Nigerians are constitutionally entitled to fundamental human rights, which include the right to freedom from discrimination and the dignity of the human person.

To end the Osu and similar inhuman caste systems wherever they are being practiced in Nigeria requires a combination of cultural reforms, law enforcement and active sensitisation. Serious legal actions need to be taken against any form of discrimination and dehumanisation.

We call on traditional authorities and churches in Igboland to prevail on every community still practising the Osu caste system to abolish it.

SAY NO TO OSU CASTE SYSTEM and let us all live as brothers and sisters in peace.
#EndOsu
Thank you!

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Re: Mixed Reactions As An 'Outcast' Is Made King In Imo Community. Photos by Bloooody(m): 4:14pm On Dec 30, 2018
Igbos are usually greatest tribe in Nigeria.
I can only imagine how biafra would be far better than Nigeria.

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Re: Mixed Reactions As An 'Outcast' Is Made King In Imo Community. Photos by 4601CE(m): 4:15pm On Dec 30, 2018
This tribe sef

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Re: Mixed Reactions As An 'Outcast' Is Made King In Imo Community. Photos by Osagyefo98: 4:15pm On Dec 30, 2018
Okorocha has really spit on tradition....

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Re: Mixed Reactions As An 'Outcast' Is Made King In Imo Community. Photos by MANNABBQGRILLS: 4:15pm On Dec 30, 2018
According to reports, Barr . Justin Uzoma Ezeala was traditionally born an Osu, but his people saw him befitting and credible to rule over them hence, they choose him to be their king.

Good to see this evil thing is being abolished.

Hector09:
They need biafra yet they see their fellow brothers as osu, and they want to drag us d south south, when they dont even like themselves
Hmmmm, this is deep and it hurts, despite how true it is! Truth is really bitter.

Osu caste abolishment is all we need!
#EndOsu

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Re: Mixed Reactions As An 'Outcast' Is Made King In Imo Community. Photos by kenbee(m): 4:16pm On Dec 30, 2018
O set go
Re: Mixed Reactions As An 'Outcast' Is Made King In Imo Community. Photos by Nobody: 4:16pm On Dec 30, 2018
If you can sleep with an Osu girl but can not marry her just because she is Osu, then you are a Fool. I repeat, you are a fool.

This is the best news coming from Imo state since Rochas Okorocha became their governor.

I am not Osu, but I can marry one. If e vex you, you are a fool.

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Re: Mixed Reactions As An 'Outcast' Is Made King In Imo Community. Photos by airminem(f): 4:16pm On Dec 30, 2018
here come the gods of perikoma
Re: Mixed Reactions As An 'Outcast' Is Made King In Imo Community. Photos by Corrinthians(m): 4:16pm On Dec 30, 2018
Oooooosssssuuu caste system is still ALIVE AND WELL IN ALAIGBO!

Don't let the Nairaland hairy chest beaters fool you. grin

The reactions are downright scary and indicative of how tolerant and beautiful will be. grin

Osu King. How intriguing.

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Re: Mixed Reactions As An 'Outcast' Is Made King In Imo Community. Photos by Brugo(m): 4:17pm On Dec 30, 2018
cheesy cheesy
Re: Mixed Reactions As An 'Outcast' Is Made King In Imo Community. Photos by Eberejesus111(m): 4:17pm On Dec 30, 2018
Glory to God. God's ways are most perfect. I love you Jesus. He has done it for the igbo society. A change for greatness. That Osu caste system was disgusting and needed to be taking out. Thank you Lord.

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Re: Mixed Reactions As An 'Outcast' Is Made King In Imo Community. Photos by Nobody: 4:17pm On Dec 30, 2018
Hmm
Re: Mixed Reactions As An 'Outcast' Is Made King In Imo Community. Photos by Osagyefo98: 4:17pm On Dec 30, 2018
MANNABBQGRILLS:
According to reports, Barr . Justin Uzoma Ezeala was traditionally born an Osu, but his people saw him befitting and credible to rule over them hence, they choose him to be their king.

Good to see this evil thing is being abolished

Report said the obinwanne community are all osu...so they demanded a community of their own...


Get ur facts right.

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Re: Mixed Reactions As An 'Outcast' Is Made King In Imo Community. Photos by Nobody: 4:17pm On Dec 30, 2018
Good development, any Igbo man that refers to another as an outcast (osu) deserves to spend the rest of his life in prison

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Re: Mixed Reactions As An 'Outcast' Is Made King In Imo Community. Photos by Pavore9: 4:18pm On Dec 30, 2018
Osagyefo98:
Okorocha and automous community.

It is not about Okorocha o, we imolites dey carry that autonomous community thing on top of our heads like Gala, e dey sweet us die! cheesy cheesy

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Re: Mixed Reactions As An 'Outcast' Is Made King In Imo Community. Photos by Metuh: 4:18pm On Dec 30, 2018
4601CE:
This tribe sef
Shut up and think for once

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Re: Mixed Reactions As An 'Outcast' Is Made King In Imo Community. Photos by Zico5(m): 4:19pm On Dec 30, 2018
So these people still have outcasts, slaves and rejected among themselves and they have guts to talk rubbish about Yoruba land. If Igbo can outrightly do this to themselves I wonder what they will do to outsiders. I think it is getting clearer by the day what these people are up to. Nothing like free borns or outcasts in Yoruba. So far u can trace ur genesis, u can marry anyone and walk with ur shoulder high. Yoruba are truly blessed

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Re: Mixed Reactions As An 'Outcast' Is Made King In Imo Community. Photos by Sholaco: 4:19pm On Dec 30, 2018
Igbo discriminating against their brothers grin

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Re: Mixed Reactions As An 'Outcast' Is Made King In Imo Community. Photos by Opeyemi99ayo: 4:20pm On Dec 30, 2018
Hi
Pls can any Igbo explain the outcast stuff to me
I would really like to understand it
I have read various novels and literatures written by igbos, but I don't understand.
Thanks in advance

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Re: Mixed Reactions As An 'Outcast' Is Made King In Imo Community. Photos by Fatherofdragons: 4:20pm On Dec 30, 2018
Good development

All these yorubers dancing around this thread with stupidity don't ever forget that your so called yoruber Moslems are always fighting against Christians, traditionalists even the masquerades sef. Just let that sink into your oblong heads.

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Re: Mixed Reactions As An 'Outcast' Is Made King In Imo Community. Photos by baike: 4:20pm On Dec 30, 2018
the guy wallet fat

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Re: Mixed Reactions As An 'Outcast' Is Made King In Imo Community. Photos by Awol1(m): 4:20pm On Dec 30, 2018
Why would you punish a child for being born into a certain caste system that is no fault of his?

He's not less human, less intelligent nor less endowed yet you segregate him.

#EndOsu

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Re: Mixed Reactions As An 'Outcast' Is Made King In Imo Community. Photos by Chi59(f): 4:21pm On Dec 30, 2018
Good one.
No one deserves to be treated like an outcast because of some barbaric caste system.
And anyone still holding on to such beliefs is the real OUTCAST.

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Re: Mixed Reactions As An 'Outcast' Is Made King In Imo Community. Photos by sassysure: 4:21pm On Dec 30, 2018
Giant stride.
Say no to useless traditional practice.

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Re: Mixed Reactions As An 'Outcast' Is Made King In Imo Community. Photos by Osagyefo98: 4:21pm On Dec 30, 2018
Pavore9:


It is not about Okorocha o, we imolites dey carry that autonomous community thing on top of our heads like Gala. cheesy cheesy


Lolzzzz

No be lie.... grin

I know one community not even upto a 20, 000 population divided into two to form their own autonomous community

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