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   Ibeku  UMUNNA
Ibeku Umunna Nation  has Culture, Education, Heritage, organization, History, tradition,with all values  recognized  in Igbo land and beyound. We are  Igbo speaking, surrounding  the city of Umuahia Ibeku in Abia State  Nigeria.There are  regional chapters  as associations all over.

Welcome to IBEKUekpo ibeku         okonko    ibeku woman  Hair style

       ojinou       Umuada  ibekuus  orji
...where CULTURE IS A WAY OF LIVING !!!!                                                                                                                       This was 1960       ibeku dance           

When you come to Ibeku, you will sense the excitement in the air about all things cultural. As you walk into the villages with clan members, all along our winding raods, streets you will hear the whistle sound from the birds on trees and people sitting talking to each other, independent activities in motion, you will be caught up in the energy. Turn a corner to find an  AMA, a public place. Suddenly, you will find yourself listening to indigents with stories of the day, children playing. Depending on the time, might find people dancing, see a musician practicing his drumming or EKPETE while children play while elders go on with their activities .These are common sights to behold. Oh yes, the local bars with palm wine to serve is always open for some fun. Ibeku is unique.Do not forget that we make pottery unlike any other tribe. We are alive and well. 

                                          Ibekuclan
                                 Chief  Okafor, Orji,  Agomoh, Egbeogu ,   Nwaorgu , 20004 Convention. NJ-USA       

                                        
              WHO ARE WE !!!
I
beku   is contained in the Umuahia North Local Govt. political division.of abia state in the eastern part of Nigeria.There are other communities that are around Ibeku such to our south are the clans of Olokoro, Old-Umuahia, Amakama, Ubakala. To the  East is Oboro. Our West are the clans of Umuokpara and Ohuhu. Then North are Uzuakoli and Abiriba. These areas were one time a part of what was called the BENDE region in now Abia State.

Ibeku people are  a good portion of the igbo [ibo] speaking people of Nigeria in IGBO LANGUAGE .The associated dialects and origins are explained with this link. Igbo is spoken through out West Africa in various forms.

We have custodians of these traditional values in each seven clans called EGWU ASAA that make up Ibeku Nation. These seven Clans are Osaa, Amaforo, Ndume, Afaraukwu, Emede, Isieke, Afarata. Each  has an Eze that is titled accordingly with a name to reflect that clan. Ibeku clan has a Royal Highness with the title OGURUBE IBEKU.. The Present Ogurube is His Royal Highness.Eze Samuel Iheonu Onuaha.The Ogurube IV of Ibeku.  His cabinet is made up of all the EZEs from the seven egwu asaas.    These individual egwus are autonomous in terms of organization in localities headed by their own EZE.

The way  and how  Ibeku the man  came to be at this very location is still being pieced together. Ibeku had sons that grew ,got  married and had children that became Ibeku Egwu Asaa.The order of his children seniority,  movements around the location are well known.We show in  OUR IBEKU HISTORY  section,  the Clans and the organizational set up that covers the whole Ibeku Nation.
The anthropology and psychology to place the work of the expedition's anthropologists within the history of the Ibeku discipline has tended to obscure the intellectual contribution of our people in various ways, we will maintain anthropology and psychology as separate disciplines we wish to make sense of self and society in the post-national phase of human history. The lbeku Heritage  serves the community of  Culture, and the wider public, by treasuring the past, educating the present, and inspiring the future.

One of the Umunnas is Umuolulu ,ohobo na Umuizu in the Afaraukwu clan  Ibeku  has put together their ancestors adding up to 10 [ten] generations back. Some other clans go further .See the Alozie family tree in   Umuizu Ancestors.  Olulu was one of the sons of Izu thus UMUIZU [ children of izu]. All his children make up ohobo na umuizu. See and read the set up of  AFARA UKWU CLAN  as explained.
Each community supports the Ibeku organization and help enhance the life in it which includes art, culture and other awareness that is needed on issues . They come together  to promote affair and positive dialogue, develop new and future audience in major projects in visual and performing arts, heritage preservation that are representative of ibeku local cultures, and its regional within the igbo [ibo] tribe.


THE SOCIAL STATUS  as in IBEKU

Ibeku like every other Igbo group, as an organization  with culture and heritage ,has well defined social structures. These structures were in places before the recent advent of christianity. These classifications are never over estimated in values and they apply to both men and women.  They are different from recent accomodations given to  people for mainly ceremonials shows.

The social category is  highly differentiated. The Ibeku / Igbo recognize and respect social distinctions among members of each status category of  kinship, residence, wealth,and  association  depending on their political, economic, and religious achievements. A look at the  structure is as follows:



The Kinship in Ibekuland

1] Opara

2] Ada

3] Umunne

4] Umunna

5] Ikwunne /Ibenne /Umune

Political Structure

1] Eze

2] Amala

3] Uke / Ebiri

4] Obi

5] Ndichie / Ndiokeyi

 Residence

1]  Ama Ala / Eze Ala

2] Nwafor/ Nwa-amala

 3] Nwa Ndiam :[ Children of an
       Ibeku daughter.]
 4]
Obia / Obiayi  [ tenant]

Wealth

1] Aku  na Uba /
         Onye bara aba

2] Ogbuenye / Nwa  Mbeyi

Associations

1] Okonko

2] Nze

3] Dibia

5] Eze ji

6] Agu



STATUS OF BONDAGE

Ritual

1]  No rituals in Ibeku

Social

1] Ohu