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In these few web pages,  I'll be sharing my thoughts and interests with you. A guided audio tour is available here>>. If you have any comments, feel free to visit my feedback page. You might want to jump to my favorite links...

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Essays & commentaries

Enugu Ezike; the Benin  connection

Enugu Ezike had her original descendants from the Oba of Benin. The great great grand father of Enugu Ezike had the name Enugwu Ezike Oba Atta Igara bi Igbo N’ime.

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The Omabe cult in Enugu-Ezike

Until the late seventies, Omabe was the most important agency of social control. It was used to collect taxes from unyielding taxable adults and to act as night guards. Omabe was also used to adjudicate on matters.

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Ogili Enevu; the father of Olido

The father of Olido was Ogili Enevu. He migrated from Igalaland in Kogi State. Arguments in favour of this is that up till today, the people of Enugu Ezike of which Olido is a part of pay annual homage to Attah of Igala.

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Ahebi Ugabe, the female leopard of Enugu Ezike

Perhaps, the most prominent female member of the Native Courts during colonialism was Ahebi Ugabe of Enugu-Ezike in Nsukka area. Ahebi who was appointed a Native Court member in 1930, was reputed for her spiritual prowess, and popularly called Agamega or "Female Leopard." Like the Warrant Chiefs, Ahebi was carried to the Native Court in a hammock, and the road she passed to the Native Court in Ogrute village is still called Apata Ahebi (Ahebi's road). Because of her fame and spiritual prowess, Ahebi is the only woman known in remembered history who was permitted by the elders to watch the powerful Omabe masquerade, and build an Omabe shrine in her compound.

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Book recommendation

Farmers, Traders, Warriors and Kings: Female Power and Authority in Northern Igboland

In this book, Nwando Achebe focuses on the evolution of gender politics and female power in Nigeria's northern Igboland over the first six decades of the 20th century.

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