The Igbo peoples have a melodic and symphonic musical style, which they designed from forged iron. Other instruments include opi, a wind instrument similar to the flute, igba, and ichaka. Another popular musical form among Igbo people is highlife, which is a fusion… Read More
ASA African food carnival is a day we joined the world in celebrating the restaurant Day. We had our pop-up restaurants at Esplanadi park. The idea is to have fun, share new food experiences and enjoy our common living environments… Read More
Folklore plays a major role in Igbo culture. They represent creation, life, and even death. Through elaborate tales, the Igbo people pass on their beliefs about how their people came to be. While the tales focus mainly on animal characters,… Read More
The New Yam Festival of the Igbo people (Orureshi in the idoma area, Iwa ji, Iri ji or Ike ji, depending on dialect) is an annual cultural festival by the Igbo people held at the end of the rainy season in early August. The Iwa ji festival (literally “new-yam… Read More
In Igbo land, the Traditional attire for the men is an overflowing jumper or a long-sleeved shirt worn over the gooji wrapper, which is tied around the waist, curving down to the ankles.This dress is matched with a cap and… Read More
There are three types of marriages in Nnewi: the traditional marriage held in the house of the woman; the official wedding, held in a registry office and which allows only one wife; and the religious marriage.
Igboland’s traditional religion is based on the belief that there is one creator, God, also called Chineke or Chukwu. The creator can be approached through numerous other deities and spirits in the form of natural objects, most commonly through the… Read More
Food production and consumption occupy a very important place in Igbo culture. Igbo people like to come together over a common love of good food despite the odds that threaten to unite or divide them. The Igbo culture revolves almost… Read More
Kola nuts are not only known for its origin to many American and European soft-drinks and its chewing by labourers to diminish hunger and fatigue, but even more for its sacred significance in Igboland.