WHAT ARE "THE ALUSI"?
Alusi are all manifestations of Chukwu (the supreme god), which is also responsible for assigning them their different tasks.
The deities act as forces for blessings or destruction, depending on the circumstances, they enforce punishments on “wrongdoers”.
Alusi may be represented as wooden figures and placed in shrines where they are incorporated into weekly and annual rituals.
They are assisted by diviners and priests whose jobs it is to interpret the wishes of the alusi and to perform rituals unto them.
There are different types of alusi and they all have different functions. Some of the major ones includes:
Ala (The Earth goddess)
Anyanwu (The Sun goddess)
Amadioha (The god of Thunder)
Ekwensu (The trickster god)
Ogbanabali (The god of death)
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LAGOS COMIC CON 2018
Last week marked the 7th edition of Lagos Comic Con. The event featured both African and international comics, games, animations films, and books. (As well as countless Black Panther Cosplays).
For many of us in the diaspora, this may be the first time hearing of a Nigerian based Comic convention. Events like the Lagos Comic Con gives African creatives an opportunity to showcase their talent and work. It also serves to inspire and connect like-minded people.
Continue reading “Lagos Comic Con – 7th Edition”
Oluchi (who starred in Nwanyi Oma) Features in the short film No Poetry. An Allegory. Jermaine Wong’s inspired Spoken Word Short Film tells the story of an unfaithful Bride and a heartbroken Groom as they come to grips with their sad situation. Compelling and deeply poetic No Poetry uses these turbulent characters to personify the relationship between Christ and the Church.
Igbo poetry: Ihunanya
Kemgbe, ana’m acho ihe ga eme’m obi oma
For a while, I’ve been searching for something to fill my heart
Ugbua achotala’m gi
Now I have found you
Obi m di uto
My heart is happy
By Aliyah Blackmore*, AFROPUNK Contributor
Chiizii is a visual artist and textile designer born and currently based in London, raised in New York with an eastern Nigerian Igbo background; her work is a reflection of her varied surroundings and experiences, a powerful relationship with color and pattern, traditional and modern technique, with a special emphasis on culture –her own culture as well as the many that she has a connection with.
Art is a means through which she expresses social commentary, thoughts, and creates a space to learn about herself and others, as explored in her graduate collection “Agbogho Chizitalu;” the vibrant and layered collection is an ode to heritage, particularly masquerades of Igbo culture, unraveled through a series of textile garments, artwork, jewelry and a soundtrack.
Get in to her work and hear more about her graduate collection, “Agbogho Chizitalu” in our interview below!
Full Article Here: http://afropunk.com/2017/09/designer-chiizii….
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