Documentary evidence shows that the Igbo people existed with fragmented and politically independent communities before the advent of the Europeans.
The Igbo people, (Ndi Igbo) are an indigenous etymological and cultural people of southern Nigeria. Biologically, the Igbo native land occupies two sections split by the Niger River – an eastern and a western section. Culturally and linguistically, the Niger River delivered unprecedented communication access and communal bond amongst the Igbo natives on both creating good access to ancient trade and movement of peoples between Igboland and the rest of the world.
Identity and Culture
Documentary evidence shows that the Igbo people existed with fragmented and politically independent communities before the advent of the Europeans. Igbo culture includes the various customs, practices, and traditions of the people, comprising ancient practices which through the ages, either through evolution or outside influences, underwent substantial changes. Customs and traditions such as Igbo art, language, music, cuisine, language dialects, dancing, and attires existed over these years with modifications or changes.
Anambra is an Igbo state in southeastern Nigeria. Its name is an anglicized version of the original ‘Oma Mbala’, the native name of the Anambra River. The capital and seat of government are Awka. Onitsha, Nnewi, and Ekwulobia are the biggest commercial and industrial cities respectively. The state’s theme is “Light of the Nation”. Old Anambra State was created in 1976 from part of East Central State, and its capital was Enugu. A further re-organization in 1991 divided Anambra into two states, Anambra and Enugu. The capital of Anambra is Awka.
Otu- Umuokpu Anambra, USA Association
Otu- Umuokpu Anambra, USA Association is a community of all paternal daughters of Anambra State of Nigeria with the core mission to promote and uphold the welfare and culture of her members; and foster unity, love, and harmony among them. The group has since its inception shared the uniformity of their ancestry as a unifying tool for community development and bonding of sisterhood.