FUTURE OF IGBO CULTURE AND TRADITION-What Hope for our Children? Part 1

By: Ash Okoro The statement, “what hope for our children?”, sounds rather absurd. How can one talk of the ‘future’ of Igbo culture and tradition, when , if we look at the dictionary definition of ‘future’ we are referring to something “belonging to the time after the present”, “something relating to time, event, conditions and prospects of success from now on”.                                                                        In other words, this future we are talking about here is as vast and incomprehensible as the universe. How can we talk of the future of Igbo culture…

Igbo facts

PARTS OF SPEECH (NKEJIASỤSỤ) with Stephen Chimezie Igbokwe Pallysteve@yahoo.com (08062287908) Just as the human body can be classified into different parts, so it is with every language. Each human language has different parts that are combined to make intelligible speech; so it is with the Igbo Language. The Igbo Language has about twenty-nine speech parts when classified into their types and sub-types. Here, we bring to our teeming readers, especially students the various Parts of Speech in Igbo Language. (1) NOUN: (Aha/Mkpoaha) this literally means name. Noun is the name…

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

HRH, Igwe Godwin Nnaemeka Obiora, Ononenyi Eze Idegwu 111 of Achina in 1ST Ofala.

GLOBAL BETRAYAL OF NDIGBO: WE CAN FORGIVE, BUT NOT FORGET. By Cornelius Onyeulo Also, any person wishing Ndigbo not to talk about these events that really shaped their present position in the scheme of things in Nigeria, how Ndigbo are perceived and what the future holds for their unborn generations is an enemy to Ndigbo. How can we forget? The guilt of cynical betrayal by world powers, especially Britain, to a just cause of a people seeking to assert themselves and fight for self-determination, fight against injustice and extermination will…

EDITORIAL

Welcome, IgboLife magazine has come on-line to pioneer a new vista in Igbo consciousness though the magazine hit news-stand in 2011. IgboLife has come as an exclusive medium to tell the story of the Igbo and tell it in positive light even if reporting vices among the Igbo. We will not allow others to tell our story in negativism. Our aim is to publish a magazine of the Igbo, by the Igbo and for the Igbo. We promise to be a unique product that will be well branded. The magazine…

PRAYER FOR IGBO RENEWAL

PRAYER FOR IGBO RENEWAL O God, you created all humanity and willed to save them in their kinds. We the Igbo of Nigeria, acknowledge the industriousness and courage with which you blessed us. We regret our weakness, expressed in selfishness, individualism, inordinate ambition and relegation of our land. We are scattered to other cities in search of pastures deprived of us by Nigeria and Igbo rulers. Today, because of kidnapping, lack and insecurity, our children have run away and become builders of other cities than ours. We have lost our…

The vision and mission of SECDA

By Eze Mark Odu   Introduction South East Communities Development Association (SECDA) arose from the need to create viable and self-sustaining communities out of present-day constricted Igboland, with over 2,300 com- munities, which is the only one- language zone in Nigeria Project. Igbo became relevant in colonial Nigeria from our love and care for one another. Communities cooperated to train their children abroad with communal levies and took care of several welfare projects the same way. It is evidently the development paradigm we must return to, in order to protect…

Meet the first Nigerian Young Chef Olympiad, Kelechi Onyeulo

Kelechi Onyeulo, now a graduate chef of Culinary Academy Lagos made history earlier in the year as the first Nigerian of Igbo extraction to represent Nigeria at the 2016 Young Chef Olympiad held in India. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre Arts from Redeemer’s University. Her love for culinary arts knows no bounds as she is on her way to achieving her dreams.            

Ndigbo and challenges in Project Nigeria

By Eugo Nwafor Introduction Since Nigeria was founded, a century years ago, in 1914, the Igbo nation has been at the fore- front of that project. The Igbo have actively and consistently been involved in building bridges across the country with their resources, both human and service. These can be seen in the quantum of not only their men residing outside Igboland and developing other lands but in their daughters marrying non-Igbo. Thus their contributions have been whole- hearted and with a passion never surpassed by any ethnic grouping. In…

Enter the IgboLife Forum

IgboLife Forum, a non-governmental organisation, would be known as Association of Igbo Like Minds (ASSILIM). It has no political party affiliations. Membership would be by registration and is open to all Igbo sons and daughters worldwide. Registration would be approved by the administrators pending verification of identity through Facebook and any other information channel and completion of a registration form online. The aims and objectives of ASSILIM is to create a platform for discussion and interaction on the economic, political, and infrastructural and human capital development of Ndigbo and Igboland,…