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RETURNING OF BRIDE PRICE IN IGBOLAND WHEN MARRIAGE FAILS

RETURNING OF BRIDE PRICE IN IGBOLAND WHEN MARRIAGE FAILS

The bride price has to be returned when couples decide to end their marriage in Igboland Not all marriages will work out, when a couple decides to seprate, there are processes which must be completed before they can be free to move on. This is process involves returning the bride price. When a woman decides...

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Igbo Culture: Tribal Marks And Their Meanings

Igbo Culture: Tribal Marks And Their Meanings

The Igbo tribal marks are our main focus and we shall look at what each mark stands for. Igbos are from the Eastern part of Nigeria with the following as states viz. Anambra, Enugu, Imo, Abia and Ebonyi. Igbo is one of the largest tribes in Africa with so many distinct things about them; one...

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Beliefs and taboos in ancient Igboland

Beliefs and taboos in ancient Igboland

These things were believed by the Igbo people in the ancient days and some still prevail to this day. The Igbos are the people of an ethnic group native to southeastern Nigeria. In ancient times, rules and beliefs were adapted to keep the sanity of the land and not incur the wrath of the gods....

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The forgotten Igbo pyramids

The forgotten Igbo pyramids

The ancient Igbo pyramids are located in Udi, Enugu, Nigeria but have long been forgotten and are probably in ruins. The wonder of the Igbo pyramids started in 1935, when British anthropologist and colonial administrator, G. I. Jones, took pictures of the Nsude pyramids (what is now known as the Igbo pyramids). Jones in 1935...

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Fio Fio: How to prepare this spicy traditional Enugu dish

Fio Fio: How to prepare this spicy traditional Enugu dish

The fio fio dish is a spicy pigeon pea porridge, peculiar to the people of Enugu state in Nigeria. This simple recipe will teach you to prepare the Ingredients 2 cups fio-fio (pigeon peas) 2 cups smashed achicha (cocoyam)about:blank 3 milk cups of palm oil Handful of scent leaf 4 onion balls 2 stock/seasoning cubes 12 pieces fresh...

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Do you know about the 250-year-old Ikoro Obibiaku drum in Umunze, Anambra state?

Do you know about the 250-year-old Ikoro Obibiaku drum in Umunze, Anambra state?

Learn all about the spirituality behind the Iroko and one of the last remaining Ikoro drums in Igbo land. The Ikoro drums used to be an important feature in the way of life of the Igbo people. In fact, the 250-year-old Ikoro Obibiaku drum still stands in Umunze, Anambra. When it came to ceremonial affairs...

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Inside Enugu’s Awhum waterfall and cave

Inside Enugu’s Awhum waterfall and cave

The waterfall is 30 metres high and it is famed to have both healing powers and the capability of dispelling satanic or evil forces. There are so many beautiful places to Although the waterfall and cave are currently under the control of an Our Lady of Mount Calvary Cistercian Abbey, you can still get inside...

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Meet the African tribe that offers sex to guests

Meet the African tribe that offers sex to guests

The interesting and unique people of the Himba tribe inspired the character ‘Binti’ in Nnedi Okorafor’s novella trilogy ‘Binti’. Down in the Kunene and Omusati regions of Northern Namibia, are the semi-nomadic people of Ovahimba and Ovazimba tribes. It is customary, for them, for the the women to engage in daily activities of milking cows,...

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