The Aju-Ocholi lineage is one arm of the ruling dynasty in Igala kingdom. Its reign came into being following the ascension to the high throne of Ata Igala by the founder of the Aju-Ocholi lineage who was the last son of Ata Ayegba Om’Idoko to rule Igalaland, Ata Ohiemi Ocholi probably in the fifteenth century. […]
It is quite interesting to note that an impressive culture had flourished in Igala kingdom in the prehistoric times. the culture had tenaciously held on to the entire gamut of the people’s life thereby making its traits popular through the much publicized arts, festivals, religious beliefs, knowledge, customs, moral philosophy, crafts, dress code, language, historical […]
Historical overview Originally, in the height of its fame precisely in the first quarter of the sixteenth through eighteenth century, Igalaland stretched further than what obtains today as Igala kingdom. It is worthwhile to note that the reduction in the size of the vast land that was hitherto known to be the territory of Igala […]
Akpo in Igala language is similar to idioms as its contents are idiomatic and some of the expressions have similar meanings with popular wise sayings in Igala. The use of Akpo is a common practice among Igala youths especially those living on the outskirts of Idah and other parts of Igalaland. Akpo are oral puzzles […]
One beautiful aspect of Igala language that is uncommon with other languages of the world is its system of communication popularly known as Adale. Adale is in addition to the normal language another system of communication that is popular among the native speakers especially the youths in every parts of the kingdom. This system of […]
Correct application of proverbs is a linguistic science in itself which largely depends on one’s mastery of a particular language; and each time an orator steps on to the stage, a great number of his audience are often in the transport of delight at the display of mastery of language and expressiveness. Speeches of such […]
AKWU or ALO IDIOMS (EKPA AKWU or EGWALO) AKWU literally means riddles or expressions that are similar to idioms. It is also closely related to the Ita, which stands for proverbs; but unlike Ita ‘proverb’ that can be said or introduced at anytime of the day or night during conversations or speech making, Akwu ‘Idiom’ […]
OHIAKA-FOLKLORE (Also known as OHIALA in some part of Igala Land) Ohiaka literally means history or events of the past that are usually related to the young ones as part of entertainments for both elders and children every evening. It contains part of the folk tales or imaginary stories of the ancients that are uniquely […]
The advent of Christianity in Igalaland is no doubt an interesting field of scholarly endeavour as almost every important event in the early stages of Christianity in Igalaland took place in broad-day light. Thus the outline history of the growth of Christianity in Igalaland was tentatively and systematically documented. It is noteworthy that organized missionary […]
Ita literally means proverbs, phrase or group of words with peculiar or special meanings different from the usual meaning of each of the words used in the expression. Igala proverbs, like any other proverbs globally are accumulated wisdom of the ancients that are usually dished out beautifully during conversations, to beautifully support an argument or […]
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