Nchaka Festival

The sesame to a half-year of festivity! Nchaka or new yam celebration may be regarded as the sesame to a half-year of festivity and merry-making. Nchaka marks the end of the farming season. The first part of the celebration is known as the “Female” Nchaka , which...
Posted On 01 Jun 2014
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Ali-Ogba Religious Beliefs

Christianization and Ogba Traditional Religion: Within three decades after the establishment of the native court and the government school, no less than ten Christian denominations were established in Ali-Ogba, all of them vying for converts among the people. The first...
Posted On 20 May 2014
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Ogba View of Cosmogony

 The Ogba ancestors divided the earth into two parts, which they called “Oru” and “Igmo“ respectively. By the former term, Ogbas referred to riverine people. By the latter, they meant inhabitants of the hinterland. Both parts represented to them the whole world,...
Posted On 23 Dec 2010
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History

  Ogba legend and oral history indicate that the ancestors arrived in the present Ogbaland in 3015 BC, archaeological evidence show that many towns and villages of Ogbaland were inhabited between 3015 BC to 235 AD. The Ogbas are originally from Benin in the present Edo state...
Posted On 16 May 2010
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New Yam Festival of Ogba Kingdom

 Egwu Ogba festival (New Yam festival) is an annual celebration of the people of Ogba Kingdom, during this period, the people try very hard to give peace and love a chance devoid of any sort of political undertone. It is a period of giving and sharing with fellow family members...
Posted On 16 May 2010
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Culture & Tradition

  Land: Ogbas regard their land with sincere veneration, as befits a great, mysterious deity whose favors yields rich harvests and whose anger causes famine, discords and plague just like the ancient Egyptian belief. Ogba “law” and unwritten moral code deal with such matters...
Posted On 16 May 2010
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Families & Titles

Families And Titles   Landlords (Ezeali) Umuezeali The earliest arrivals, the Umuezealis are the recognised traditonal “landlords” of Ogba, entitled to all the rights and privileges attached to that position. Umuezealis bear the political title of Okpraeze or Ezeali. The...
Posted On 16 May 2010
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Age Grade

  As soon as the child was old enough to associate with others, the child  is then combined with children of his age to form a new age-grade. The names of the known age-grades and their various years of foundation are given  below. The names of the age-grades appear significant...
Posted On 16 May 2010
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Royal Fathers

    “Kingship” Title: The Oba (Eze-Ogba ), Eze Ohali, Eze Nwadei- Ogbuehi and Eze Egi Ukwu; Umuebe, Umuenyike and Umuohali, The Oba (Eze Ogba) throne   HIS EMINENCE SIR, DR.  CHUKUMELA NNAM OBI 11 The Oba (Eze Ogba) of Ogbaland and the Chairman, Rivers State...
Posted On 16 May 2010
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Ogba Clans & Families

There are few communities in which the culture and tradition of the people, as exhibted in their daily lives and habits, provide so much evidence of their background and origin as in Ali-Ogba: The elaborate greeting ceremonies, the praise names and titles, the ancient sayings or...
Posted On 16 May 2010
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Ogba Mythology

Myth in the taxonomy of oral literature is a long narrative under the spoken genre. it is a story handed down from olden times, about heroes and superhuman beings, an explanation of natural events or beliefs and about the early history of a people. Therefore Ogba myth as a...
Posted On 16 May 2010
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Towns & Villages

Towns, Villages and the four  Ogba Groups Over the years, Ogbas established roughly forty towns in aliulo i.e. “home land”, as distinct from Ogboru or “work place”. The number of towns varied slightly from time to time as a few old sites were abandoned and new ones were...
Posted On 16 May 2010
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