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Re: About Iwa Akwa Festival (Igbo Initiation Into Manhood) by Earthbound(m): 10:56am On Feb 04
biafranation:
It's also the same thing as Bar Mitzvah in Jewish tradition. It's the age when an Igbo man is constrained to obey the 10 Commandments of God or laws of the land called Omenani and follow the science of the Universe called Odenani. It's also in the bible. The ceremony may have changed but the core of the message remains. Same as circumcision on the Eight day and many others. Any Igbo man not circumcised precisely on the Eight day when he is said to enter into Devine Covenant with Chukwu Okike Abiama IS NOT AN IGBO MAN.


Igbos are the only people on this earth with exception Jews( converts)whose tradition is exactly 100% as the 10 Commandments of God. JT Basten wrote before whites and Christianity arrived Africa, that Igbos already were practicing this tradition. Igbos worship one true God called Chukwu Okike Abiama, which translates to Jewish God....God of Abraham, The Creator of Heavens and The Earth.

Many of the secrets of this earth and how it functions, including inventions, technology are hidden in the Igbo Odinani. May God Continue to bless Nnamdi Kanu for reminding us of who we were!
Why are you people so desperate to identify with the Jews?

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Re: About Iwa Akwa Festival (Igbo Initiation Into Manhood) by Earthbound(m): 10:59am On Feb 04
Collinsfixed13:
See prove bellow!
Why be say all of una no dey open una betslip code make we for dey confirm.

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Re: About Iwa Akwa Festival (Igbo Initiation Into Manhood) by klarke(m): 11:00am On Feb 04
igbodefender:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_jQKxARXwo
Iwa Akwa Festival (Initiation Into Manhood)


Iwa Akwa in progress. Photo credit: Susan Duru

The Iwa Akwa festival is one of the most cherished cultural celebrations of the Imo State axis of Igbo Land, Nigeria. It is a ceremony ceremony that initiates young boys into manhood.


It used to be more widespread in times past, encompassing more areas of Igbo Land. But today, it is still passionately celebrated every 3 years by some communities that have faithfully held the torch on behalf of Ndigbo.

These communities include:

Ugbo
Umuihi
Amakohia
Abueke
Okwuohia
Umuezeala nsu
Umuakagu Nsu,
Umunumu Nsu
Umualuwaku
Okwuohia

Alike Obowu
Umuezegwu

Ihitte Umuike

Lowa

Uboma.
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You didn't add my community, Amainyinta

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Re: About Iwa Akwa Festival (Igbo Initiation Into Manhood) by alfaman3: 11:35am On Feb 04
bro4u:
Please who read it should summarize in not more than 350 words undecided

To summarize.

Some people are attached to foolishness which they call "custom & traditiom".

Instead of trying to innovate and invent things like other humans, grown up black men will gather and fetch water, tie wrapper, dance around, waste money, all the while praising a dead jew.

I have given up on my people.
Re: About Iwa Akwa Festival (Igbo Initiation Into Manhood) by Oxb90: 11:56am On Feb 04
Oldiesgoodies:
I'm from umunumo undecided
you are my bro
Re: About Iwa Akwa Festival (Igbo Initiation Into Manhood) by MrRichmond: 11:58am On Feb 04
biafranation:
It's also the same thing as Bar Mitzvah in Jewish tradition. It's the age when an Igbo man is constrained to obey the 10 Commandments of God or laws of the land called Omenani and follow the science of the Universe called Odenani. It's also in the bible. The ceremony may have changed but the core of the message remains. Same as circumcision on the Eight day and many others. Any Igbo man not circumcised precisely on the Eight day when he is said to enter into Devine Covenant with Chukwu Okike Abiama IS NOT AN IGBO MAN.


Igbos are the only people on this earth with exception Jews( converts)whose tradition is exactly 100% as the 10 Commandments of God. JT Basten wrote before whites and Christianity arrived Africa, that Igbos already were practicing this tradition. Igbos worship one true God called Chukwu Okike Abiama, which translates to Jewish God....God of Abraham, The Creator of Heavens and The Earth.

Many of the secrets of this earth and how it functions, including inventions, technology are hidden in the Igbo Odinani. May God Continue to bless Nnamdi Kanu for reminding us of who we were!

what is Igbo Odinani, is it a kind of science?
Re: About Iwa Akwa Festival (Igbo Initiation Into Manhood) by nwachinemelu(m): 12:01pm On Feb 04
umuanunu nsu i rep
Re: About Iwa Akwa Festival (Igbo Initiation Into Manhood) by Oxb90: 12:03pm On Feb 04
Ibeafor Umunumo celebrated theirs on the 3rd of January this year. It was great fun. Up Ibeafor
Re: About Iwa Akwa Festival (Igbo Initiation Into Manhood) by hansomb: 12:06pm On Feb 04
even scrolling down this story is a little hectic
Re: About Iwa Akwa Festival (Igbo Initiation Into Manhood) by igbodefender: 1:10pm On Feb 04
Oxb90:
Ibeafor Umunumo celebrated theirs on the 3rd of January this year. It was great fun. Up Ibeafor
Any pix from the festival?
Re: About Iwa Akwa Festival (Igbo Initiation Into Manhood) by Xkalaban(m): 1:17pm On Feb 04
Op take note, Alike is just one autonomous community in Obowo. Every part of Obowo does the Iwakwa ceremony after every 3 yrs not just Alike. Cos it's the major ceremony in the whole part of Obowo. From Alike/Amuzi all the way through Umuariam, Achara, Avutu, Ehume, Oke na Logho. When it comes to Iwakwa Obowo is number one in Igboland. Do take note.....
Re: About Iwa Akwa Festival (Igbo Initiation Into Manhood) by biafranation: 1:30pm On Feb 04
Earthbound:

Why are you people so desperate to identify with the Jews?

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Re: About Iwa Akwa Festival (Igbo Initiation Into Manhood) by Afonjas: 1:43pm On Feb 04
This is our own, I'm from Abueke


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nom9qxwLvk0

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Re: About Iwa Akwa Festival (Igbo Initiation Into Manhood) by biafranation: 1:52pm On Feb 04
MrRichmond:


what is Igbo Odinani, is it a kind of science?

Watch this video below, start from 7mins after his introduction. Odinani is discreet knowledge of the universe and how everything works possessed by the Igbos


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyIT9Hx7UFw&t=462s
Re: About Iwa Akwa Festival (Igbo Initiation Into Manhood) by Afonjas: 2:00pm On Feb 04
MrRichmond:


what is Igbo Odinani, is it a kind of science?


It's related of Igbo traditional religions
Re: About Iwa Akwa Festival (Igbo Initiation Into Manhood) by kingi777: 2:08pm On Feb 04
Afonjas:
This is our own, I'm from Abueke


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nom9qxwLvk0
This is great bro. I was able to see Malinga from Umuchie Abueke and Okey Ariawa from Umudike Abueke in the video you posted. Kudos for show casing our culture to the world.

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Re: About Iwa Akwa Festival (Igbo Initiation Into Manhood) by Oldiesgoodies(f): 2:33pm On Feb 04
Oxb90:
you are my bro

Your sis smiley
Re: About Iwa Akwa Festival (Igbo Initiation Into Manhood) by Oxb90: 2:54pm On Feb 04
Oldiesgoodies:




Your sis smiley
wow! Hello sis
Re: About Iwa Akwa Festival (Igbo Initiation Into Manhood) by drdanny(m): 3:41pm On Feb 04
You forgot to include Umunakanu
Re: About Iwa Akwa Festival (Igbo Initiation Into Manhood) by Halo22: 3:49pm On Feb 04
Well am from Ugbo, but refused to get myself involved in that Iwa akwa initiation cos I see it as an initiation into idolatry. The man that wrote this article refused to tell us why a member or two of the initiated age groups die after the initiation ceremony. I just decided to take the other alternative of joining the umuogbo via settlement. More so, the people hardly help themselves and as such don't progress much. For me, it is evil.
Re: About Iwa Akwa Festival (Igbo Initiation Into Manhood) by Heromaniaa: 4:07pm On Feb 04
Umuakagu the land of the brave
Re: About Iwa Akwa Festival (Igbo Initiation Into Manhood) by tojahh(m): 4:25pm On Feb 04
This is wonderful. I already have a book written extensively on it last year and it has been made known to members of the public. You can get a clearly and adept explanation of th Iwa Akwa culture and tradition as it portrays a people of brave character..

Contact me today for a copy

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Re: About Iwa Akwa Festival (Igbo Initiation Into Manhood) by eDeity(f): 4:31pm On Feb 04
0koyeeboz:


No wonder.
Kidnapping is part of Igbo tradition.

That's why Osisikanwu a kidnapper was given chieftaincy title in Igboland.

Remember Evans too, some people were asking the government to release him. Those people are from where?

And tell us how organ harvesting became yoruba tradition and culture. Was that the reason Oduduwa was thrown out of heaven ?

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Re: About Iwa Akwa Festival (Igbo Initiation Into Manhood) by Bleiz(m): 5:26pm On Feb 04
I will soon be compelled to do this
Re: About Iwa Akwa Festival (Igbo Initiation Into Manhood) by Bleiz(m): 5:30pm On Feb 04
tojahh:
This is wonderful. I already have a book written extensively on it last year and it has been made known to members of the public. You can get a clearly and adept explanation of th Iwa Akwa culture and tradition as it portrays a people of brave character..

Contact me today for a copy

How does a copy go for?
Re: About Iwa Akwa Festival (Igbo Initiation Into Manhood) by Afonjas: 5:37pm On Feb 04
biafranation:


Watch this video below, start from 7mins after his introduction. Odinani is discreet knowledge of the universe and how everything works possessed by the Igbos


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyIT9Hx7UFw&t=462s




This man have a mental problem,

The man needs a psychiatrist, how can a grown up man claiming to be scientist be saying high degree of rubbish like this?
SMH.
The man get problem
https://www.nairaland.com/5002457/wetin-man-dey-yarn-igbos
Re: About Iwa Akwa Festival (Igbo Initiation Into Manhood) by Oldiesgoodies(f): 8:10pm On Feb 04
Hi Bro!
Oxb90:
wow! Hello sis
Re: About Iwa Akwa Festival (Igbo Initiation Into Manhood) by tojahh(m): 10:08pm On Feb 04
Bleiz:
I will soon be compelled to do this

Where do you reside?
Re: About Iwa Akwa Festival (Igbo Initiation Into Manhood) by biafranation: 10:12pm On Feb 04
Afonjas:




This man have a mental problem,

The man needs a psychiatrist, how can a grown up man claiming to be scientist be saying high degree of rubbish like this?
SMH.
The man get problem
https://www.nairaland.com/5002457/wetin-man-dey-yarn-igbos

Re: About Iwa Akwa Festival (Igbo Initiation Into Manhood) by Afonjas: 4:16am On Feb 05
[quote author=biafranation post=75420930][/quote]


if I catch you eh

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