Osu Caste System
A bill for a law to prohibit and persecute persons who oppose marriage on the ground of Osu Caste system has passed second reading on the floor of the Imo State House of Assembly.
3 Mar 2020
Prominent Nigerian politician, essayist, poet and lawyer David Oluwafemi Adewunmi Abdulateef Fani-Kayode has taken to his Facebook page to announce that he has made his Nollywood debut in a series titled "Silent Prejudice". Fani-Kayode who was the Special Assistant (Public Affairs) to President Olusegun Obasanjo from July 2003 until June 2006 in his Facebook expressed his excitement about his…
20 Jan 2019
Those who gathered at Nri, Anambra State on December 28, 2018, did not go for merry-making; they gathered there because of a burning issue that has torn into shreds Ndigbo...
20 Jan 2019
Well, the event, which went very well, was not about Anambra State alone, but about the entire South East, South South and all Igbo-speaking parts of the country.
27 Nov 2018
Anambra State government has adopted the December 28, 2018 date set by major traditional rulers in the south east to abolish the controversial Osu caste system in the region.
18 Nov 2018
In October, the Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Nnaemeka Achebe, had taken a stance to abolish the Osu Culture in Igboland. Days before this, some traditional leaders in Oguta Local Government of Imo State had endorsed the abolishing of the age-long culture to free affected people from stigmatisation in the community. The fight for the abolishment…
6 Nov 2018
• Threaten curse on adamant indigenes Major traditional rulers in Southeast have announced date for abolition of the controversial Osu caste system. Targeted for extinction on December 28, 2018 are the Ohu, Ume and Osu caste systems that have taken roots in different parts of Igbo Land. The abolition will take place at the Nri…
12 Oct 2018
The Osu caste system is an ancient practice common to the Igbo tribe in the eastern part of Nigeria. This practice discriminates against people who are termed inferior because they have been dedicated to the deities of the land. In some other Igbo cultures, the Osu are people who have been ostracised because they disobeyed…