The Igbo race is one of the most popular black races in the world with a unique impact on various sectors of society, including the economy, education, leadership, religion, entertainment, etc. There’s no known sector in society that an Igbo person is not found contributing immensely to its growth and development.
Igbo people are residents of the Eastern region of Nigeria, West Africa, and the third most populous tribe in Nigeria. The States in the Eastern region: Enugu, Anambra, Ebonyi, Abia, and Imo are distinguished from others such as Delta, and Rivers among others that are arguably regarded as part of the Igbo dominant states in Nigeria.
People from the Igbo race are known as Ndigbo or Igbo people and are distinguished wherever they go. One of the most significant things that they are known for is their ability to make something positive out of nothing. They are creditably known for their ingenuity and creative capacity to run businesses of all kinds in any part of the world. As a unique innovative race, Ndigbo is known in Nigeria and the world at large. Little wonder different states in Nigeria including Kano, and Lagos among others are attributably developed by Igbo traders.
One other stunning feature of the race is their ingenuity and doggedness to survive in any situation. The indelible event of the 1967-1970 civil war in Nigeria which propelled Ndigbo to bring to the limelight their intellectual endowment has remained outstanding in the history of mankind. Thus, how they waged and defended themselves to survive annihilation remains a mystery to other races in the country, Africa, and the world at large.
To this effect, an attempt to appreciate the Igbo race can not be completed without delving into the various fields and walks of life where Ndigbo as a people continue to leave a remarkable mark of excellence for generations to come. The likes of Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe of the Blessed Memory, Sir Louis Odumegwu Ojukwu (late), Dr. Cletus Madubugwu Ibeto; Prince Arthur Eze; Dr. Innocent Ifediaso Chukwuma; Dr. Stella Chinyelu Okoli; Dr. Leostan Ekeh; Dr. Samuel Maduka Onyishi; Chief Allen Onyema; Dr. Cosmas Maduka, and Senator Ifeanyi Patrick Ubah among others are on the hall of the firm in their field of endeavors.
Other sectors such as education, economy, and health, can not be underplayed about the role and position of Ndigbo. This draws credence to the popular belief that Igbo people are an exceptional race in the world.
Little wonder the likes of Mr. P and his brother, Rude Boy (former P Square), Flavour, Patoranking, Phyno, Zoro, Faze, Ugoccie, BosaLin, Nuno Zigi, Ifex G, Hype MC (who is the younger brother of Mr Raw), K-Large (who is considered the fastest Igbo rapper) Chimason and Tidinz, etc. are among the best in the music industry
A popular Nigerian musician, Duncan Mighty has publicly identified himself with the Igbo race stating categorically without mincing words that he is a bonafide Igbo man.
Speaking further, Duncan Mighty averred that he is from Ikwere in Rivers State. According to the Nigerian hip hop icon, I’m From Ikwere In Rivers State And I’m a Proud And Confirm Igbo Man. We Igbos Are All One And I’m So Happy To Be Igbo”.
Consequently many are wondering what prompted Duncan Mighty to make such a bold proclamation even though some prominent persons from the same Ikwere and other areas including the immediate former governor of the Rivers state, Nyesom Wike, Former Minister of Transportation, Hon Rotimi Amaechi among others have some time ago detested their Igbo identity. Something seemingly transpired behind the scenes.
Unfortunately, the Igbo people are the most marginalized in Nigeria, still suffering from the indelible aftermath of several ugly incidents in the country. Thus, one who is widely known to have come from an unarguably Igbo race like those cited above would find it a bit more difficult to identify with their people than deny their identity.
Duncan Mighty, however, understands the grace and endowments of being an Igbo man and therefore, proudly declares his identity without fear or favour.
Igbo people are one and indivisible even though the enemies of Ndigbo always preach and sow the seed of hate among the people. They stir and instigate other tribes to be against Ndigbo. All these among other issues are what the Ndigbo battle daily to make life meaningful for all.
All over the world, the Igbo people are known for their ingenuity and unique capabilities to succeed in any situation. That’s why no amount of hate can quench the love for the Igbo race.