Being of Igbo ancestry and DNA but raised within a different country can create a sense of “mixed heritage”. On this episode of OkwuID discussions, we discuss and explain our take on the identity struggle that some may feel.
Tips for learning:
- Listen to the audio
- Listen to the audio again whilst following the Igbo text
- Once you think you’ve grasped the script, read the Igbo text aloud
- Interpret the text with the translation and keywords
|Ụtụtụ ọma||Good morning|
|Ehihe ọma||Good afternoon|
|Mgbede ọma||Good evening|
|Abali ọma||Good night|
|Ka chi fo||Bye|
|Kọ di echi||Till tomorrow|
ASKING HOW ARE YOU
|Kedu k’i mere (Kedu ka i mere)
Also (kedu k’i di)
|How are you?|
|A di mma||I’m fine|
|Ọdi mma||It’s fine|
|Obi di m ụtọ i hu gi||It’s nice to meet you|
|A hu be hu m gi ọtụtụ oge||Long-time no see|
PLEASE AND THANKS
|Jis ike||keep it up/stay well|
|Ị aghotara ihe m kwuru?||Did you understand what I said?|
|Mba, aghotaghi m (ihe i kwuru)||No I don’t understand wat you said|
|Ee, aghotara m (ihe i kwuru)||Yes I understood what you said|
|Nyere m aka!||Help me!|
Paschal, imeela nke ukwu!
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Is celebrated in different communities, the styles of music and masquerade varying. The Ekpe festival is said to originate from the Cross River area from the Qua or related peoples. Ekpe spread to what is now the Southwest province of Cameroon and other areas and spread west towards what is now Abia and parts of Imo and Ebonyi state, largely due to the old Aro Confederacy. ‘Ekpe’ means leopard and the many masquerades across the Bight of Biafra region, although differing in shapes and size, usually mimic the movements of the leopard. Ekpe is not confined to a religion or ethnic group. It was originally used as a way of enforcing laws. Ekpe is usually only used for festivals now although many people are still initiated into the society. Ekpe is strictly for men only and there are masquerades that women are barred from seeing, along with non Ekpe members. (Source: nairaland.com)
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