THE MASQUERADE

This Ohanaeze sef…

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Let’s get down to business biko. My name is Oriaku Ijele, and in case you don’t know, I am a female (yes, female) masquerade designed to speak truth to power. So no matter who you are, I will tell you the truth without minding how you will feel about it. As a masquerade, who regularly communes with the spirits and gods of the land, I believe it is time we go back to the basics and do things as right as our forefathers. That is the only way we can redirect our moral journey. I na aghota?

Today, I want to talk about Ohanaeze Ndigbo, the group that prides itself as the apex sociocultural group and mouthpiece of the Igbo man. Haa, the thing I am see there no dey sweet person for belle o. The new PG, Prof Obiozor must choose the gang to associate with before ‘Things Fall Apart’ o. Oriaku Ijele saw him last week doing otimkpu work at Onitsha and dianyi e get as e be o. You know they used to say ‘show me your friends and I will tell you what you can do’. After seeing the tarmac of the ongoing airport project in Anambra, the oka-mmuta turned himself to a praising-machine in the presence of Alhaji-Chief-Otunba Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, who was nodding like a mentor. The Ohanaeze that we need today is supposed to be the moral compass of the Igbo nation which is why it is a sociocultural group. I don’t know sha, but Ndi Ichie said I should him to ensure that the fire handed to him does not get extinguished o. Maka ada ama ama o.

Ka emesia!