No amount of hatred meted against a well disciplined and determined people, no matter where it's coming from-stands the test of time..ndigbo are a people who are very determine to survive in any kind of situation. Good or bad situation. A deeply spiritual people. Even in worst situations, they always wait & persevere through darkest tunnel, because they know joy always comes in morning. It's in their DNA that nothing last forever, be it good or bad. If there's any such thing as reincarnation, I would love to come back again as an igbo person after I exit this physical world. Not as an American, an English, a German or even an Arab, but as a typical igbo man with the same ancient DNA.
I'm a very proud & glorified igbo man, an ancient man with ancient DNA, also interpreted as NDI GBOO in igbo language..the very first & best people God created before creating others. The best of them all. The hatred the brothers of Joseph had against him created the situation that repositioned him for greatness. And the envious brothers later bowed down before him. When a pendulum swings to the left side, it requires an equal and opposite force to the right side to maintain an equilibrium. Without hatred and opposing people around you, my brother, my sister, nwannem you are nobody. Let them keep coming, for sooner or later you'll be vindicated as long as your hands are clean. Even at gun point, tell them I'm an igbo...death doesn't kill the soul, it only kills the physical body. Your soul will always be refreshed forever. The storm that's presently gathering in Nigeria will surely rain blessings & not deaths and curses upon ndigbo because we've been patient for a very long time. We want peace, but they always want war. Let war consume warmongers and let peace return to peacemakers and lover of peace..we shall stick to building bridges and empowering the rejected & downtrodden of the society.
All hail BIAFRA!!!
A Non-Nigerian Responds To A Yoruba Folk On The Issue Of Ongoing Ethnic Bigotry
Bola Ojogbede why do you Yorubas so confident you are better? And what makes you so confident that South Africa and Ghana and the rest don't like the Igbo? Yet the Igbo have more allies in those countries more than any ethnic groups. I think you Yorubas are Nigeria's problem because of hypocrisy and jealousy. Why do you Yorubas like praising yourselves? For your information, the Igbo are the reason why we recognize Nigeria especially the African magic movies. You Yorubas should stop believing nonsense because you are the most hopeless arrogant people in Nigeria though all Nigerians are arrogant.
—Alex Cole Santalucia
The Republican News
"Ndi Yoruba na Igbo-Phobia"
By Genevieve Nnaji
The Igbos have never been the problem with Nigeria or wherever they find themselves. This is not ethnic jingoism or bigotry. The Igbos will never foment troubles where they are because they know that "Isi Kote Ebu, Ogbaa Ya" They also know deep in their hearts that "Ife Onye Metalu, Obulu."
The Igbos will never kill others to live because they believe that "Ndu bu Isi" Yes, murder or "Igbu Ochu" is one of the most despicable crimes amongst the Igbos. The Igbos believe that once you are alive, there is always a way left to succeed. The "Igba Mbo" is perhaps the best gift of the Igboman. Yes, the Igbos struggle to make it in life. They are industrious, assiduous and sedulous. The Igbos also believe in helping one
another. That's why you hear "Onye Aghana Nwanne Ya." There is also no lateness in making it in life amongst the Igbos because "Ebe Onye Oso Ruru, Onye Ije Geru" and Uwa Mgbede Ka Mma" Igbo businessmen are scattered all over the world. Wherever they are, they make their homes, building houses and gentrifying districts. For most lgbos, "Ala bu Otu." Igbos are liberal, accommodating and very friendly to foreigners. This is
because they are themselves scattered all over the world as immigrants.
Na Lagos, Ndi Igbo n'agba oso ahia, Igbo n'ere gala na go slow, Igbo n'aru conductor, umu Igbo bu importers buru manufacturers, Igbo no into clearing and forwarding, Igbo n'esi nri, umunna n'ere motor parts, Igbo n'aru police na oru aka. Ndi Igbo adiro selective with jobs maka na onye ruo, orie. But the Igbos will never take your lands or countries from you.
The Igboman thinks about his native home. Yes, you will never provide him with "akpu", bitter leaves soup, palm wine, isi ewu and other scrumptious dishes he misses at Igboland. While living in your country or State, never you imagine the Igbo is not thinking about his village. My friend, he does that everyday. Where ever the Igbos ubicate, their hearts are not far from their native homes.
Stop killing the Igbos. They will only make their money and go back to their land. And they know how to make legitimate money. Yes, where you see nothing, the Igbos with their gimlet eyes see "Ego."
So when next you meet an Igboman, ask him "Nna, how far?" If you are lucky and he had done a successful business deal, he might just take you out for lunch. Yes, the Igbos like sharing. On the other hand, if business is low, he will tell you the normal clichés... "Obodo bu Igwe" or Ife an'eme Adiro Easy" or "Ogbogu di tight." Look at his face closely as he laments. You will see no signs of defeatism. Mind you, he might just be carrying 1Million naira in his pockets. Just that the money had already been budgeted for... "Sontin...es!!!"
The Way They are Shouting Igbo Go Back Igbo Go Back
The way they've been shouting go back to the East, one will think that the East is one huge forest where people live on trees.
To think that the people saying these things have not crossed the Niger bridge, they have no idea what Asaba, Onitsha, Enugu, Abakaliki, Owerri, Umuahia looks like.
The South East is the only region whose five states are in the top 10 of WAEC ranking, but some people are out to peddle the wrong narrative that the people are illiterates.
Main market Onitsha is the largest market in West Africa both in land mark and volume of goods, for every market Igbos dominate outside their region, there's a replica of it in the East, there's nothing in Dei-Dei market that you won't find in Ogidi building market, nothing in Balogun that you won't see in main market or Ariaria, nothing in Ladipo that you won't see in spare parts market Nnewi and nothing in computer village that is not in Emeka Offor plaza.
They will also peddle the narrative on how the average Igbo man does not support women, how they are misogynist and all sorts they forget that Anambra and Imo state are the highest when it comes to girl child education and the lowest in maternal mortality rate and out of the three Senators in Anambra, two are women.
Remember that it was barely 50 years ago that the South East region was torn apart as a result of the war, kids were out of school, commerce and industry was destroyed and there were barely no infrastructures, but we picked up our pieces with the 20 pounds they gave our fathers and our grand fathers. We used the stones that were thrown at us to begin to build, brick by brick, one day at a time we ran, caught up and even over took our oppressors.
They say we are proud and I say why shouldn't we be?