The Igbo tradition is never a sin in the sight of God “Chukwu Okike” but many people in our land today has been brainwashed by Christianity which always preach against our culture and traditions.
Christians emulated some of our way of life and make it look like their own.
Below are some of the things that the Christians emulated from the culture and tradition of the Igbos;
We the Igbos have our Eze Mmuo. The Christians have their Bishops.
Where we raise the kolanut made by MOTHER NATURE.
They raise their bread made by man.
Then we declare “He who brings kola brings life”
They too declare “This is the bread of life”.
We offer thanks,
They offer thanks.
We offer wine
They offer wine
Then we bless our people.
They too bless their congregation.
We call on our Ndichie and our worthy Ancestors; Okeke,Okafọ, Okoli, Okonkwo, Okorie, Igbokwe, Odenigbo, Igbokenyi, Ngwu, Odo and Ugwu in “the communion of the living and the dead” to partake in our kola nut and libations.
They too call their Ndichie, and ancestors; St. Peter,St.Cyprian, St. Caro, St. Mark and Michael to partake in their rites, in the same “communion of the living and the dead”
Then we break, eat and share among our people the concecrated kolanut.
They too break and eat their consecrated bread and wine.
For these tasks our ancestors chose our men folk.
They too chose their men folks. It is sacrilegious to them for any other gender to break and share their bread. The same with us.
Cursed is the one who breaks these traditions which is the same in both traditions.
A properly consecrated kolanut is the true Holy Communion among kins men and women.
Yet many of us fail to see that
we have been here before time began! and they can only walk in our shadows!
They took what is ours and made it look like theirs, yet in their envy they call us evil. We who welcomed them into our homes. They enslaved our minds and that of our children and set them against their fathers.
Now our children no longer know who they are; the firstborn creation of Chukwu Okike Abiama, a Noble race, Freemen, priests, priestesses, all have lost their place in the light.
We descendants of Ndigboo-the ancients, we are the light of the world.
Today many answer Ndigbo but did not know that it is called Ndi Gboo. The ancient race. The original people of this earth.
This is good news from our ancestors. Ndigbo awake and understand who you are. Open your eyes that you may see.
Ndi Igbo bu ndi gboo ” The ancient”
Good news from the Ancestors ” Ozioma Odinala”
There is no religion higher than truth “Omenani Igbo bu eziokwu”.
Nwachineke Onyeke Chekwube reporting, Obinwannem news writer/March 8, 2022