Idoma is unarguably the most peaceful tribe in the whole of North Central, Nigeria and you can never take away this fact. Their friendly nature is next to none. An average Idoma man can easily coexist with other tribes within his land without any troubles. This is a known fact not a fluck.
In Benue state, Idoma is the second official language spoken in southeast-central Nigeria, by approximately 3.5 million people. The Idoma language is made up dialects which include, Agatu, Otukpo, Otukpa, Orokam, Akpa Agila, Utonkon, Etilo, Iyala. Idoma people are predominantly hunters, farmers and fishermen. They are bordered to the north by Nasarawa, south by cross river, east by Taraba and west by Enugu and Kogi State.
The Idomas are known to be ‘warriors’ and ‘hunters’ of class, but hospitable and peace-loving. The greater part of Idoma land remained largely unknown to the West until the 1920s, leaving much of the colorful traditional culture of the Idoma intact.
In regards to politics and authority in Nigeria, Idoma people are highly placed in top positions— one of the illustrious of Idoma land has occupied the number three spot at the national level— talking about former senate president, David Bonaventure Alechenu Mark. Record has it that he was one of the best senate presidents Nigeria has ever had due to the way he staired the affairs of the national assembly during his tenure.
In entertainment, the Idoma tribe also has
super stars making the entire nation proud. A very good example is music legend 2face idibia. Asides his talent, his personality and humility is total display of how peaceful and friendly an average idoma person can be.
The traditional colours of the Idoma people are red and black. This has only been around since the 1980s to foster a distinct Idoma identity. The most famous traditional dance of the Idoma people is known as Ogirinya dance. It is a highly energetic dance that requires jumping (at regular intervals) on the toes in short period of time.
The Idoma people are known for their love of food, as there is an annual food festival in Benue State to celebrate women and the various traditional cuisines. Most popular among their delicacies is the Okoho soup which is made with the peculiar Okoho plant, bush meat and many other ingredients.
In a nutshell, the Idomas are just the kind of people you want to make friends with or possibly get married to because they are indeed welcoming and down to earth.
DID YOU KNOW ( First Flight To Nigeria)
Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport is the oldest in Nigeria and the first aircraft landed in Nigeria was landed in Kano in 1922, with operations starting in 1936. In the first decades of operation, it became an important fuel stop for airlines flying long-haul services between Europe and Africa.
Coningham who is the pilot that landed the first aircraft in Nigeria was presumed dead on January 30, 1948 when the airliner he was flying to Bermuda got missing off the coast of USA. His death remains one of the unsolved mysteries of the aviation history. His whereabouts is still not known till date.
Today Marks The 30Th Year The Biafran Agitation Began
The Republic of Biafra was a unitary republic administered under emergency measures. It consisted of an executive branch, in the form of Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, and a judicial branch in the form of the Ministry of Justice. Its legal system was based on the English Common Law.
Upon the outbreak of the Biafra War, SIR LOUIS NWACHUKWU MBANEFO was appointed Chief Justice of Biafra and Ambassador Plenipotentiary.
He was actively involved in the peace talks with the Nigerian Government and worked actively towards a diplomatic resolution of the crisis.
The then Republic of Biafra comprised over 29,848 square miles (77,310 km2) of land, with terrestrial borders shared with Nigeria to the north and west, and with Cameroon to the east. Its coast was on the Gulf of Guinea of the South Atlantic Ocean in the south.
The country’s northeast bordered the Benue Hills and mountains that lead to Cameroon. Three major rivers flow from Biafra into the Gulf of Guinea: the Imo River, the Cross River and the Niger River.
Davido 10 Years A King
Ten years ago, David Adeleke hit our airwaves with his first ever single titled “Back when” featuring Nigerian legendary rapper, Naeto C and got the attention of his first set fans in Nigeria.
Not resting on his oars, the DMW boss pushed on inspite of the challenges he encountered from his billionaire father that didn’t want his youngster to become a musician. The young lad hit the studio again and dropped a banger which got the attention of Africa as a whole, ‘Dami Duro’ was the name of that hit!
Dami Duro was a song made by Ace producer Shizzi and the jam went on to becoming one of the biggest songs to come out of Africa. Davido didn’t allow the attention get to his head, he kept on pushing until he became a constant hit Maker and about one of the biggest artistes to come out of Africa.
His musical prowess has gotten him to shine at the world stage and his song “Fall”and “If” is regarded as one of the most played songs by an African in the US.
The father of three has won several Awards to his credit— from Headies, sound city, Mobo, BET & the EMAs. He his surprisingly still dishing out hit songs consistently for his fans. It is not our place to say he’s one of the artistes that got the world to pay attention to Afrobeat but his contribution to the genre can not be overemphasized .
The world grooves to his tunes and as well as other Afrobeat A list artiste. So, without mincing words, Davido has done great things in the music industry in the last 10 years. His entrance into the world of music was like a breath of fresh air which was needed and it likewise birth the competition that got the industry developing to the level it is now.
From AlmaplusBlog, we celebrate a legend and an icon for blessing us with his talents. Indeed he has been a king for 10 years.
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