Category: Fact File

  • Traditional Igbo Societal Structure

    Traditional Igbo Societal Structure

    In this infographic we look at the structure of Igbo communities from family to clan.

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  • Eastern (Igbo) Music Genres

    Eastern (Igbo) Music Genres

    In this series we take a look varying styles of Eastern Nigerian (Igbo) music. Egwu Ekpili A brief history on the beautiful genre of Egwu Ekpili from Anambra State. Inspired by @naija4lyfe Twitter thread Egwu Ogene Join us for another Eastern Musical Friday! Last week we explored Egwu Ekpili from Anambra State. Today, we’re looking at the…

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  • Igbo Traditional Yam Curing

    Igbo Traditional Yam Curing

    Yams of the Dioscorea genus have many distinct compounds within the yam that makes it toxic to humans. These compounds consist of but not limited to: dioscorine, other alkaloids, flavonoids, phenols, phenolic acids, tannins, and oxalates. To remove these toxins, which can induce fatal paralysis, the Igbo people developed a “curing” technique. First the yam is boiled…

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  • Igbo Dialects (An Investigative Series)

    A look at Igbo Dialects Study⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Igbo is a diverse language with several dialects. Since releasing our mini-documentary ‘Igbo Dialects and Igboid Languages -YT’ many people have asked for more content exploring expressions in different dialects. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀In this series we’ll take a look at different ways of saying the same thing in Igbo. 1) This video…

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  • The Ijele Masked Spirit

    The Ijele Masked Spirit

    Amongst the Igbo the Ijele is known as the King of all masked spirits. Ijele is the largest single man mask in Sub-Saharan Africa and originated in present-day Anambra and Enugu State, Nigeria. The mask is adorned with 45 figurines that depict different aspects of life, it’s roughly 4-6 meters high with a python wrapped…

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