The Igala people take immense pride in safeguarding their timeless heritage. This heritage, like a binding force, unites them […]
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It is true that Igala writing has nose-dived precipitously since the subject, ‘Vernacular,’ was removed from the Nigerian school syllabus […]
Àbùtù Ẹ̀jẹ̀, a prominent historical figure in Igala history, was thought to be Jukun or Àpá; but modern research have found, to the contrary, that he was a bona fide Igala with outstanding credentials that elicited nothing but respect, fear and admiration for him, his descendants and the entire Igala race.
Since ancient times, the Igala race have routinely offered the ‘First Fruits’ of their farm-work as a sacrifice to their ancestors during the Égwú Festival. Similarly, the ancient Greek, Roman and Hebrew were known to present, through a priest, the ‘First Fruits’ of their agricultural yields. This practice underscores their commitment to ancestor veneration as a cardinal principle of the Igala Traditional Religion (ITR), which the call Ògwùchẹ́kwọ̀.