On the 25th of August we will be hosting #OKWUFEST. The event encompasses Igbo culture and will feature a panel and audience discussion. It will also include, games, challenges, entertainment, refreshments, and an opportunity to connect and have fun with other young Igbo people.
Age: 16 – 30
Tickets sold out. There is a now a waiting list. Contact us for more information.
Anyị ga-asụ asụsu Igbo – We’re going to speak Igbo
Aha m wụ/bụ Ugonna – My name is Ugonna
WHO – ONYE
WHAT – GỊNỊ
WHERE – EBEE / OLE EBEE
WHEN – KEMGBE / MGBE OLE
WHICH – KEDU NKE
HOW – KEDU
Who – Onye
Onye were anụ n’ofe? – Who took the meat from the soup?
Onye bụ onye ahụ? – Who is that?
What – Gịnị
Gịnị ka ị n’eme – What are you doing?
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Chichi, OkwuID panel member and young Igbo writer and poet, aims to inspire with her online blog –
As a young Igbo woman, Chichi is documenting her journey to self discovery. On her blog she details her uncensored life struggles and breakthroughs with her faith, love life and identity. Thoughts Of Chi also hosts some of her amazing travel experiences and artful poetry.
Below is a list of common Igbo Instruments
The ubo-aka is a “thumb piano” of the Igbo people of southeastern Nigeria. This instrument features a wood-burnt hardwood soundboard (with cut-out handholds) mounted on an incised, woodburnt gourd resonator. Instead of the traditional metal cuffs around each key, a metal chain is stretched across the key. One other distinctive fact about this remarkable instrument being that it was by definition, the oldest existing musical instrument in Nigeria, there being no evidence of any older specimens anywhere else in the country. (Sources: nairaland.com + musicinafrica.net)
The IGBA (Cylinder-drum) is a piece of hollow wood covered at one end with animal hide held down tight with fasteners. The artist carries it over his shoulder with the help of a shoulder strap. The artist produces the sound by beating on the animal hide with his fingers or combination of one set of fingers and a special stick. The cylinder-drum accompanies dances, songs, religious and secular ceremonies, and its tunes have been known to gave special signals for good news as well as bad news. These drums often accompany many other instruments. Traditionally, the deeper shelled Igba are played with the hand, while the shorter drums are played with a curved stick. In an ensemble these drums often lead, and are used to “talk” by the talking drummers. To tune the drum, the player will use a strong object to whack the pegs around the drum in order to restore its best tone. (Source: nairaland.com)
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Fino and Bino: Igbo Cartoon
Great for kids and those who have a basic basis in in Igbo.
A slower paced cartoon with special attention to learning Igbo.
IGBO AMAKA ON YOUTUBE: –
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The Okwu ID panel returns to discuss Kanye West’s endorsement of Donald Tump and some of the issues facing the black middle class.