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Re: Pictures Of OBI Of Onitsha Doing Ofala Ceremony by Torch1(m): 10:22am On Nov 05, 2011
totorimi:

Onitsha a city full of themost deadliest criminals, bad roads and dirty surrounding how can they still be having Ofala festivals how will visitors coming for the ceremony get there. What about their safety. It is a shame how we abandon the main issues and pretend that all is well. What is Ofala with out a good ambience and security of lives and property. I think the peopl of Onitsha, their Obi, their governor and their president should all their people should go an bury their faces in shame for inviting the whole would to go through the horror called Onitsha to come and watch Ofala. Is it the deadly potholes we are going to see or is it the madness at upper Iweka a major gateway to the eastern states. Nigerians stand up and demand for your right. Yes it is your sweat, your taxes, send away all mediocres in leadership position. Enough of useless exultation of mediocrity. What is Ofala without a good ambience. Or is it that after the Ofala inside Obis palace, visitors will go back and wade through gullies and potholes. Enough of the insult to the Nigerian psychy and the embarrassment to the whole world.
Given this ceremony would have beena great tourist attraction but the inability of the rulers to make Onitsha a place of attraction has made it a disaster. Please show me something else.
Ewu Awusa! So becos of the above the people should abondon thier cultures?? Mpama!
Re: Pictures Of OBI Of Onitsha Doing Ofala Ceremony by Xionez(m): 11:24am On Nov 05, 2011
Please, who is the white lady? She is looking cute and at home.
Nice pictures and event. Its really colorful.
IGBO KWENU. . . . YAAAAAAA!!!!!!! grin grin grin
Re: Pictures Of OBI Of Onitsha Doing Ofala Ceremony by owobokiri(m): 11:53am On Nov 05, 2011
Just wondering; when will the government enforce the ban on corrugated iron sheets in Nigeria? How about biulding underground drainage system in the cities atleast?
Re: Pictures Of OBI Of Onitsha Doing Ofala Ceremony by Diligence: 12:03pm On Nov 05, 2011
Great people, beautiful pix!
Re: Pictures Of OBI Of Onitsha Doing Ofala Ceremony by ezer(m): 12:24pm On Nov 05, 2011
Ileke-IdI:
These pictures also shows how really selective some ppl are when they post pics of their town and compare it to Ibadan. One would think this took place in Ibadan, see the rooftops and surroundings

Get the fvck out of this thread motherfvcker, u r freaken full of hate n tribalism, animal!, thunder fire ur entire family n clan.
What has ur comparism got to do with the thread, nonsense animal,stinky mouthed yororba!
Re: Pictures Of OBI Of Onitsha Doing Ofala Ceremony by ezer(m): 12:36pm On Nov 05, 2011
meonbooty:
See as dem ugly, with ugly looking unshaved hair coming out of every orifice.


God I thank you for not punishing me with Ibo ancestry. I will forever praise your name.

Jealous much?, its no ones fault u dnt have a culture, that's y ur ill bred, nonsensetical animal like, oluku!
Re: Pictures Of OBI Of Onitsha Doing Ofala Ceremony by Nobody: 2:46pm On Nov 05, 2011
I see my people are doing it big.

IGBO KWENU!!! IGBO MMAMA!!! IGBO KWEZUENU OOOO!!!
Re: Pictures Of OBI Of Onitsha Doing Ofala Ceremony by gascoign1(m): 3:34pm On Nov 05, 2011
Beautiful colours of our rich culture, nice!
Re: Pictures Of OBI Of Onitsha Doing Ofala Ceremony by NRIPRIEST(m): 4:13pm On Nov 05, 2011
I am really proud to see the cultural gallance of my people turning some hateful people insane. . . This tradition originated from the ancient "NRI KINGDOM",but the onitsha people have come to glomourise it. . . It reminds me when we use to attent the "ICHI OZO NA IYOM" ceremony in my hometown UMUOJI in IDEMMILI NORTH. . .Nostalgic indeed!
I think ANAMBRA state has the most attractive and elegant culture in IGBO land.
If you have ever been to OZO title taking of a wealthy person,then u will never know how graceful the Igbo cultures can get,especially ANAMBRA's own! Thats why I tell every ONITSHA man who claims BENIN ancestry to drop all the tradition they borrowed from the most ancient "NRI KINGDOM" and do exactly like the BINI's. I think most of ONITSHA culture originated from the IDEMMILI IGBO axis which was an offshoot of the MOST SACRED NRI KINGDOM!!
Re: Pictures Of OBI Of Onitsha Doing Ofala Ceremony by Nobody: 4:30pm On Nov 05, 2011
This is lovely. The Onitsha kith and kins in Anioma Delta state also do this-it is called Ine and usually done at the same time in late September or early October. Same carnival, same drums, same attire, same fanfare!
Re: Pictures Of OBI Of Onitsha Doing Ofala Ceremony by NRIPRIEST(m): 4:36pm On Nov 05, 2011
ILEKE IDI,did I hear u say OSUN FESTIVAL ?
OSUN  festival is  the most BARBARIC,UNCIVILIZED,FETISH AND SCARY FESTICAL U CAN WATCH IN NAIJA. . . GO FIGURE,PEOPLE!!
Ileke idi,please dont you ever mention that DEMONIC FESTIVAL here again!!
Apart from Yoruba noisy party there is no other aspect of their culture thats enticing to the eyes. . .is it their OGBONI OCCULTIC SOCIETY parade!!
As somebody already corrected you,indeed,that part of onitsha is the IME OGBE. SO,this aint onitsha metropolis.
Re: Pictures Of OBI Of Onitsha Doing Ofala Ceremony by strangest(m): 5:37pm On Nov 05, 2011
NRI PRIEST:

I am really proud to see the cultural gallance of my people turning some hateful people insane. . . This tradition originated from the ancient "NRI KINGDOM",but the onitsha people have come to glomourise it. . . It reminds me when we use to attent the "ICHI OZO NA IYOM" ceremony in my hometown UMUOJI in IDEMMILI NORTH. . .Nostalgic indeed!
I think ANAMBRA state has the most attractive and elegant culture in IGBO land.
If you have ever been to OZO title taking of a wealthy person,then u will never know how graceful the Igbo cultures can get,especially ANAMBRA's own! Thats why I tell every ONITSHA man who claims BENIN ancestry to drop all the tradition they borrowed from the most ancient "NRI KINGDOM" and do exactly like the BINI's. I think most of ONITSHA culture originated from the IDEMMILI IGBO axis which was an offshoot of the MOSt SACRED NRI KINGDOM!!

nahh you are dead wrong, Onicha Ado n'idu has nothing, absolutely nothing to do with the Nri people or idemmili, Onicha Ado are descendants of Eze Chima from Benin kingdom, Towns that we share things in common with include Onicha Ugbo and onicha olona, Our kinsmen that dropped along the way while we migrated, Very happy to be from Onicha,
Re: Pictures Of OBI Of Onitsha Doing Ofala Ceremony by ak47mann(m): 5:43pm On Nov 05, 2011
strangest:

nahh you are dead wrong, Onicha Ado n'idu has nothing, absolutely nothing to do with the Nri people or idemmili, Onicha Ado are descendants of Eze Chima from Benin kingdom, Towns that we share things in common with include Onicha Ugbo and onicha olona, Our kinsmen that dropped along the way while we migrated, Very happy to be from Onicha,
EZIOKWU KA IKWURU NWA ONYE ONICHA
Re: Pictures Of OBI Of Onitsha Doing Ofala Ceremony by NRIPRIEST(m): 6:05pm On Nov 05, 2011
Strangest, are u saying that onitsha people were of benin ancenstry ? Or, are you saying they were "part" of the benin kingdom ?
Please,stop deceiving urself. . . The name "ezechima",if I dont know any better I will assume its a benin name.
OBI OF ONITSHA came out and publicly said that ONITSHA people arent benins at all,but they were actually the Igbos that crossed the naija to settle but had to relocate because of the troubles they were encoutering in the benin kingdom. . .please stop claiming people that dont even recognize you!!
Can you even tell me what makes you think that you were once benin people and not Igbos ?
The Ozo title,Agbalanze title,ndi ichies,ofalla and even the ikwa ozu rituals came from NRI KINGDOM. How come the all powerful,proud ezechima people completely lost their most superior BENIN culture and valour and completely picked the peoples culture they call "nwa onye Igbo"?
U lost ur language,ur culture ur identity and everything u allegedly got from ur benin father to the "nwa onye Igbo" If I were an onitsha person I wouldnt open my mouth and say we are from BENIN!
Re: Pictures Of OBI Of Onitsha Doing Ofala Ceremony by Afam4eva(m): 6:07pm On Nov 05, 2011
That Onitsha people cam from benin does not make them benin people. It just means that they once occupied the benin territory just as benin people once occupied the lagos territory.
Re: Pictures Of OBI Of Onitsha Doing Ofala Ceremony by NRIPRIEST(m): 6:20pm On Nov 05, 2011
@AK47mann,what do you know about the history and culture of the NRI KINGDOM as it relates to the Idemmili, Onitsha and the Delta north Igbos. . . If you know Onitsha man very well you figure the have low self esteem!!!
They call fellow Igbos "nwa onye Igbo" out of mockery,yet the culture,life style,land and their beautiful attire originated from NRI. . .I wonder why they dropped the BENIN attire and the YORUBA-BENIN demonic OGBONI fraternity and borrowed the ever ellegant Igbo tradition!!
Ifele mewuo onye Onicha obuna silu na fa bu ndi bini!!
Re: Pictures Of OBI Of Onitsha Doing Ofala Ceremony by ak47mann(m): 6:30pm On Nov 05, 2011
NRI PRIEST:

@AK47mann,what do you know about the history and culture of the NRI KINGDOM as it relates to the Idemmili, Onitsha and the Delta north Igbos. . . If you know Onitsha man very well you figure the have low self esteem!!!
They call fellow Igbos "nwa onye Igbo" out of mockery,yet the culture,life style,land and their beautiful attire originated from NRI. . .I wonder why they dropped the BENIN attire and the YORUBA-BENIN demonic OGBONI fraternity and borrowed the ever ellegant Igbo tradition!!
Ifele mewuo onye Onicha obuna silu na fa bu ndi bini!!

I WAS JUST BEING SARCASTIC MY BRO!! am tired of some onitsha indigence claiming they came from bini kingdom, that's why i hail him, i grew up with them, not all of them are like that as you said just those that got complex issues ask them were in benin they originally came from,they don't no isn't that amazing cheesy cheesy
Re: Pictures Of OBI Of Onitsha Doing Ofala Ceremony by NRIPRIEST(m): 6:36pm On Nov 05, 2011
Even the Igbo spoken in the ONITSHA,ANAMBRA axis is IDEMMILI IGBO tongue. . .ONITSHA PEOPLE need to stop feeling ashamed of who they are and embrace their lineage. . .its funny when somebody who has taken the OZO title, ODU title,AGBALANZE title and still says they are from BENIN!!! Its so sad and shameful !!!!! I wish they never spoke Igbo like the Igala people of northern Anambra,never have the rich and glamorous OZO title,never had the OTU ODU female chieftaincy tittle,never had the AGBALANZE OZO wealthy title,never had the NDI ICHIES. . . I regret that the ingrates borrowed our IDEMMILI traditions and still deny being IGbos. . .!!
Re: Pictures Of OBI Of Onitsha Doing Ofala Ceremony by chino11(m): 6:57pm On Nov 05, 2011
totorimi:

Onitsha a city full of themost deadliest criminals, bad roads and dirty surrounding how can they still be having Ofala festivals how will visitors coming for the ceremony get there. What about their safety. It is a shame how we abandon the main issues and pretend that all is well. What is Ofala with out a good ambience and security of lives and property. I think the peopl of Onitsha, their Obi, their governor and their president should all their people should go an bury their faces in shame for inviting the whole would to go through the horror called Onitsha to come and watch Ofala. Is it the deadly potholes we are going to see or is it the madness at upper Iweka a major gateway to the eastern states. Nigerians stand up and demand for your right. Yes it is your sweat, your taxes, send away all mediocres in leadership position. Enough of useless exultation of mediocrity. What is Ofala without a good ambience. Or is it that after the Ofala inside Obis palace, visitors will go back and wade through gullies and potholes. Enough of the insult to the Nigerian psychy and the embarrassment to the whole world.
Given this ceremony would have beena great tourist attraction but the inability of the rulers to make Onitsha a place of attraction has made it a disaster. Please show me something else.



You must be a one of those otokoto people. Tell us your state of origin so that we will compare and contrast it with Onitsha and Anambra state. Maybe you are one this militants from Aba who should go and seek FG Amnesty program so that you can improve on your broken life.

Onitsha is one of the biggest commercial city in West African sub region, the city records the highest visitation of people within and outside Nigeria after lagos, can your dirty and bloody state beat that record. Onitsha was ranked among the fastest developing cities in the world, does your occultic state of origin match that position.

Onitsha is one of the cities with earliest civilization in the entire SE/SS with the coming of the Europeans. Onitsha has the most colorful culture in the whole of the SE. Onitsha is cleaner and more organized than you filthy state of origin.

Peter Obi surpassed your useless governor by many degree of progress and good leadership. Well I have just realized that it is envy that is killing you madman. We cannot accept a fool and dirty pig like you in our midst.
Re: Pictures Of OBI Of Onitsha Doing Ofala Ceremony by NRIPRIEST(m): 7:02pm On Nov 05, 2011
@ak47mann, nwanne I know what u mean and I have encountered a lot like that but they dont like arguing with IDEMMILI people cause we are their closest neighbor and we know everything abt their coming and settling!! Even the land they call Onitsha today previously belonged to IDEMMILIS!!!
Re: Pictures Of OBI Of Onitsha Doing Ofala Ceremony by ak47mann(m): 7:02pm On Nov 05, 2011
NRI PRIEST:

Even the Igbo spoken in the ONITSHA,ANAMBRA axis is IDEMMILI IGBO tongue. . .ONITSHA PEOPLE need to stop feeling ashamed of who they are and embrace their lineage. . .its funny when somebody who has taken the OZO title, ODU title,AGBALANZE title and still says they are from BENIN!!! Its so sad and shameful !!!!! I wish they never spoke Igbo like the Igala people of northern Anambra,never have the rich and glamorous OZO title,never had the OTU ODU female chieftaincy tittle,never had the AGBALANZE OZO wealthy title,never had the NDI ICHIES. . . I regret that the ingrates borrowed our IDEMMILI traditions and still deny being IGbos. . .!!
indeed, the thing is that when you look at history of onitsha,starting from when white men came to settle in onitsha in 1850s during the royal trading port, those days really onicha was occupied by different igbo clans from different towns,some migrated from[b] ogbunike, ichida,ogidi,ojoto,umunze,asaba,obosi,NRI[/b], igbos migrated to onitsha land for "Economic" reasons it applied through out societies.
Re: Pictures Of OBI Of Onitsha Doing Ofala Ceremony by chino11(m): 8:09pm On Nov 05, 2011
The key word is that all Anambra Igbos are one and same, the same industrious and achiever spirit.
Re: Pictures Of OBI Of Onitsha Doing Ofala Ceremony by ezeagu(m): 9:01pm On Nov 05, 2011
chino11:
Onitsha is one of the cities with earliest civilization in the entire SE/SS with the coming of the Europeans.

White doesn't mean civilization.
Re: Pictures Of OBI Of Onitsha Doing Ofala Ceremony by ezeagu(m): 9:03pm On Nov 05, 2011
NRI PRIEST:
I think ANAMBRA state has the most attractive and elegant culture in IGBO land.

Where have you been in Igbo land?
Re: Pictures Of OBI Of Onitsha Doing Ofala Ceremony by ak47mann(m): 9:40pm On Nov 05, 2011
pls guys let enjoy our obi ofala abeg
Re: Pictures Of OBI Of Onitsha Doing Ofala Ceremony by ak47mann(m): 9:41pm On Nov 05, 2011
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Re: Pictures Of OBI Of Onitsha Doing Ofala Ceremony by ak47mann(m): 9:42pm On Nov 05, 2011
Chief justice[b] ekwere ekwu[/b]

Re: Pictures Of OBI Of Onitsha Doing Ofala Ceremony by odumchi: 9:48pm On Nov 05, 2011
afam4eva:

That Onitsha people cam from benin does not make them benin people. It just means that they once occupied the benin territory just as benin people once occupied the lagos territory.

Onitsha azagi Benin. Onitsha bu Onitsha, Edo buru Edo.

@ Nri priest

Ivu ihe ohu idere si na "Onwegi Omenali ndi Igbo ka nke ndi Anambra" n'agbawam obi. Emekwa ugbua iga siwa "Igbo kwenu, Igbo nka, Igbo nkori". Ihe ikwesiri wu na Omenali gi di gi uto, obu iko Omenali ndi odo onu.

Ka'mjuoteri, Igatula Abakaliki? Mokwan Afikpo? Ivutula Ekpe na nkonko ndi Arochukwu? mokwan ekpo ndi Ngwa? Ihutula adanma ndi Wawa? Ihutula nmanwu ndi Arondizuogu? Ihutula Egwu Aha ndi Abiriba na Abam na Ohafia?

Biko akokwa omenali ndi odo onu.
Re: Pictures Of OBI Of Onitsha Doing Ofala Ceremony by NRIPRIEST(m): 9:50pm On Nov 05, 2011
EZEAGU, trully, I havent  been to other part of Igbo land but I know for sure that most of the Igbo cultures and traditions originated from NRI and we still practice it with dignity and pride. However, I will like to know which other part of Igbo land that have a culture that you may think outshines that of Anambra peoples own??
Re: Pictures Of OBI Of Onitsha Doing Ofala Ceremony by ArQuAbOy(m): 9:59pm On Nov 05, 2011
ak47mann:

pls guys let enjoy our obi ofala abeg
Re: Pictures Of OBI Of Onitsha Doing Ofala Ceremony by NRIPRIEST(m): 10:03pm On Nov 05, 2011
Odumchi, aghotalum ife I na ekwu,mana obughi onu kam na ako ndi Igbo ndi ozo!! I ma ife ana akpo ekike na ngala NDI NZE NA OZO ? Obulu na ife mu kwulu welu gi iwe biko gbaghalu. Inugo? Mma emero ya ozo. Omenana na ekike ndi Igbo nine dikwa mu mma nke ukwu,mana onye kwulu na nni nne ya sili atoro uto ?
Re: Pictures Of OBI Of Onitsha Doing Ofala Ceremony by ChinenyeN(m): 10:04pm On Nov 05, 2011
Odo nunu? Ak47mann only wants to post a topic displaying Onitsha people's culture. C'mon now.

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