The Igbos are the most populous tribe in the most populous African Country, Nigeria. Known to have produced some of the many globally recognized statesmen, world Captains of industries, scientists, writers, etc; the igbo tribe remains the most traveled tribe in the world. there’s no place in the world where you would not find an Igbo man. Having been blessed from Adam, the Igbo man prospers wherever he goes. The Igbo women are among the most beautiful and most resourceful in the world. With an acephalized system of leadership, they still have persevered beyond what many kingdoms and peoples could achieve. Their belief in, fear and worship of of a supreme being has kept them together, in harmony over many centuries in the different lands where they have sojourned. and the igbo language remains one of the strongest bonds that have kept them together over the lands and the seas, as one people , with one history.
in all of this, The Igbos are are a very hospitable people, loving and understanding. The tradition is one of peace and love. Having said this, we now get down to the big question;
where did the Igbos come from? Scarcely anyone has a complete account of the history of Igboland. there have been many stories pointing to different possible origins of the Igbo people. Among the many accounts, we would like to look at the account below by : GREAT APOSTLE
Let’s begin according to Genesis 29 verse
30: JACOB had
twelve (12) sons namely:
The 7th son was GAD.
and according to Genesis 46 vs16. GAD
had seven (7) sons
Sometime in Middle East, famine struck
and Jacob moved
with his family and about 70 other
relations to Egypt.
But before then Joseph (which was 11th
son of Jacob) had
already been sold to Egypt by his brothers,
where he was
made Governor General under a King
As time goes on when the Pharaoh that
knows Joseph died,
they started suffering persecutions from
the hand of
Egyptians but ERI the 5th son of GAD
foresaw the danger,
persecution, and wickedness coming and
he decided to
leave in time with his two younger
brothers, ARODI & ARELI
with one of his half brothers.
They travelled through Ethiopia, Sudan
and down towards
West Africa through river nile and landed
at a place known
as AGULERI today through Omambala river
state, around 1305 BC.
(I) ERI established and lived close to the
He was wealthy and wise like his great
That is why Anambra state has the
highest number of rich
people in Africa.
ERI; had five (5) sons:
(1) AGULU; as the first son stayed back
and established in
the place known as Agulu-ERI (Agulu son
of ERI) in
(2) ATTA; moved to upward North and
established a place
known as “IGALA Kingdom ” and that is
why their overall
KING is known as “Atta of IGALA” in Kogi
(3) OBA; left and founded a place known
as Oba Kingdom in
(4) HEBREW; which have been changed to
mean Hibo or Ibo.
He was very powerful spiritual man and
that is why people
from this area are always very spiritual.
He left and founded Igbo-Etiti, Igbo-
Adagbe, Igbo- Eze
(within Nsukka and parts of Anambra).
(5) MENRI left and founded a place known
(II). ARODI moved to a place known as
Very industrious and good at arts and
(e.g: Aba Ngwa people of Aba).
ARODI gave birth to:
(6) Aro-Ikot Ekpene (Akwa Ibom )
(7) Aro- Echie (Rivers state)
During slave trade Aro spread all over the
Cuba, Brazil and “ARO-festival” is always
(III). ARELI was a man with a lot of
Wisdom. The native
tongue of his descendants is today
known as “Central
Igbo”. And people from this Area have the
highest number of
graduates and professors in Igbo land.
ARELI gave birth to:
(3) Diobu (River state)
(7) Elele (Mba Ise)
(9) Mba Ano, etc…
ERI half brothers moved and founded
IJAW nationality and
some parts of Edo State and many other
parts of Niger
EVIDENCES and SIMILARITIES:
Now to verify some of the things I have
(1) If you get to Aguleri there is a
particular house known as
OBI GAD (house of GAD).
Remember GAD was the 7th son of Jacob
(Gen 29:30) and
GAD had five (5) sons of which the last
three (3) who were
ERI, ARODI and ARELI and some of their
half brothers left
Egypt to West Africa).
The OBI GAD was the resting or relaxing
place for ERI and
his brothers and they named it OBI GAD in
order to honour
their father (GAD, the 7th son of Israel).
This OBI GAD was
the first house built in Igboland. This is
the reason why
every Igbo man always build a place called
OBI/OBU in his
house in honour of his father and mainly
for relaxation and
in the olden days, there is always a family
shrine or little
oracle, and why they worship Oracle then
was because they
left EGYPT before GOD gave 10
commandments to Moses
for the Israelites, of which one of the 10
against idol worship. (even though
modern day Igbos now
build OBI as outside BAR without any
Shrine, while some
Christians don’t build OBI anymore
because of their beliefs).
It can also be Called ERI TEMPLE.
The Obi GAD also serve as a Consulting
place for some
royal fathers from other community that
have Direct root to
(2) At the Burial place of ERI, there is a
standing on the grave site.
These are three Trees but are strongly
connected by Single Tap Root.
(3) “ADA” means first Daughter in Israel
(Gen 4 vs 19- 20)
and it means the same thing in Igbo
(4) Before an Igbo man makes a
contribution in a public
gathering, he will shout “Igbo kwenu ”
and the people will
respond “Yah” and “Yah” is short form of
Yahweh is the name of Jewish GOD.
(5) STAR OF DAVID AND some bronze
with Hebrew Codes were found in many
part of the Igbo
(6) Israelis (Jews) manufactures 80% the
and 70% of USA weapons.
Just like Igbos manufactured 80% of all
the weapons used
during Biafran. Which no other African
nation has done.
Igbos were only defeated during the war
due to Hunger
By now, we would have manufacturing
war weapons for
Africans, and no country will have to go
outside Africa to
purchase weapons to fight Insurgency, if
not for the bad
policy of Nigeria.
Igbos are the most highly technologically
inclined people in
the whole of Africa.
You will also notice that Igbos always
handle the post of
science and technology and industry in
The first West African billionaire is from
Nnewi: Chief Sir
The black Indigenous Vehicle
INNOSON MOTORS AND
Indigenous MOBILE PHONE AND COMPUTER
(A) SLOK MOBILE (Orji Uzo kalu)..
(B) ZINOX COMPUTERS (Leo Stan Ekeh).
(C) SLOT MOBILE (NNAMDI EZEIGBO)
(D) Father of internet and founder of the
fastest computer in
the world (PHILIP EMEAGWALI) etc.
(7) We carry home our dead ones just like
(Gen 49 vs 29-50). (Just like the Israelites,
we were led or
ruled by Elders and Priest.
There was no King in Israel until Samuel
appointed Saul as
the King of Israel and that was why
Israelites were led by
Prophet Moses and so many other
CONCLUSION: Isreali Ambassador (Noah
that Igbos are Jews. (Check Daily Sun
Therefore, Igbo are the Engine Block and
Japan of Africa ,
no wonder an Author with international
“Emefiena Ezennia” said that “In Biafra
Africa Died”. We are
good people, we love our neighbours, we
anybody. We can live everywhere and
develop anywhere. It
is in our blood to develop.
We need Igbos to develop Nigeria, Africa
and even the world
as a whole, we are God’s people, a chosen
Nigeria should stop the marginalization of
the Igbos and the
Biafrans or let them have their freedom.
For the Igbos we should know who we
are, dream and think
bigger, for you are the son of the most
high God, the God of
Abraham (Abiama) believe in yourself and
work harder as it
is in your blood, every Igbo parents should
teach their children Igbo language and
culture all the time! Mba nile nwere ihe ha jiri di EBUBE# EDUCATION AND UNITY IS WISDOM. share this knowledge and wisdom to 1000 people and give me back yes ????
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