"The moment we [Africans] lost our languages was also the moment we lost our bodies, our gold, diamonds, copper, coffee, tea." - Ngugi wa Thiong'o

19 February 2017

A woman marries a man in European/Christian tradition whereas it is a man that marries a woman In Igbo/African Traditions – The Fallout

Ephesians 5:31 of the Christian bible states; - "…a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh." This is purely European tradition. Therefore, if a man leaves his father and mother to join his wife, it invariably means that he has left his father’s house to go and live with his wife in her own house. The woman has married him.

But in Igbo/African tradition, it is the woman that leaves her father and mother to join her husband and the two will become one. Hence, it is the man that marries the woman. This particularly makes sense considering that Ephesians 5:23 states: “for the husband is the head of the wife…”

So if the husband is the head it is reasonable to assume that the subordinate will have to join the head in his own house. Or could it be possible for someone to be the head in another person’s house?

12 February 2017

Religious, but Unrighteous: Making a mess of religion in Nigeria

According to Quran 2:139, Prophet Mohammed (pbuh) instructed his followers to ask the people of the scripture (Jews and Christians); " [why] do you argue with us about Allah while He is our Lord and your Lord? Ours are our works and yours your works. We look to Him alone”. This is the clearest acceptance by Prophet Mohammed (pbuh) that Jews, Christians and Muslims worship the same God. If that is the case, why are they fighting each other?

29 January 2017

Ome N’ala Igbo (Igbo/African Tradition) is a Religion

Religion, according to dictionary.com, is “a specific fundamental set of beliefs and practices generally agreed upon by a number of persons or sects.” Let me simply put it this way – religion is a way of life. This being the case, just like any other agreement, laws and punishments are usually put in place to enforce the agreed beliefs – do this; don’t do that.