It is true that Igala writing has nose-dived precipitously since the subject, ‘Vernacular,’ was removed from the Nigerian school syllabus […]
Leader of Leopard Community
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.
Culture: Feast of the First Fruits
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.
Igala Vowels Versus English Spectre
Learning a new language is a very interesting phenomenon; but, sometimes, it is not without its own downsides. More often […]
IGALA TRADE THROUGH THE AGES
The Igala race has, down the ages, traded with neighbours far and near, transiting from one legal tender to the […]