My Career in Music started Under A Big Tree Legendary Anioma Musician – Etiti Okonji It is impossible to write the history of Anioma traditional music without his inclusion. Such will appear below expectation. Legendary Ibusa-born musician, Etiti Okonji speaks to EMEKA ESOGBUE on issues relating to his personality, lifetime […]

My Career in Music started Under A Big Tree – ...


By Emeka Esogbue Dr. Austin Izagbo, the President-General of Ibusa Community Development Union (ICDU) has expressed shock over the death of Chief (Col) Michael Nduka Okwechime (retd), a war veteran who according to report died on February at 84 years. The President-General in a statement lamented the loss, describing it […]

Ibusa Community Development Union (ICDU) Mourn Okwechime


BREAKING! Ibusa Community Development Union (ICDU) announces the passing on of Austin Mgbolu The Ibusa Community Development Union (ICDU) has announced the passing on of one of its members and a former Spokesperson of the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF), Mr. Austin Mgbolu. Mgbolu, an illustrious son of the community was […]

Ibusa Community Development Union (ICDU) announces the passing on of ...



The January 2017 maiden edition of Ibusa Youth Carnival organized by Ibusa Youth Council held in grand style with youths seen celebrating and moving round the community in festive mood. Sir Alfred Isoh, the Youth President after the event thanked all those whom he said made the carnival a possibility. […]

The January 2017 Ibusa Youth Carnival


A History Of Wars Fought By The Warriors Of Ibusa By Emeka Esogbue History recalls that the 7th Obi of (formerly an Isu Kingdom), Eze Orimili hired Igbuzo mercenaries against Oraifite and Ichi communities, not only did Igbuzo help Eze Orimili’s Uruagu to win the war but also had Akabo […]

A History Of Wars Fought By The Warriors Of Ibusa


The Historian with Uncommon Interpretative Skills By Collins Nweke At the lobby of a hotel in Asaba, Delta State, Nigeria where I had taken my two teenage sons to a few years back for an Anioma art exhibition as part of our occasional family cultural homecoming, laid a copy of […]

The Historian with Uncommon Interpretative Skills



AYA EKUMEKU: HOW IBUSA FOUGHT THE BRITISH ON BEHALF OF ISSELE-UKU KINGDOM By 1883, the British had gained entry into Anioma riverine areas as they had assaulted and bombarded Aboh and Ndoni, followed by Onicha Ado (Onitsha), another Anioma community before the Royal Niger Company relocated to Asaba. By 1893, […]

AYA EKUMEKU: HOW IBUSA FOUGHT THE BRITISH ON BEHALF OF ...


Our people should market Iwu and bring commerce to it Emmanuel Nwadei tells Umuodafe elders Mr. Emmanuel Nwadei from Ibusa in Oshimili North Local Government Area of Delta State, the Vice-President of the American Branch of the Ibusa Community Development Union (ICDU) is known for his abiding characteristics towards the […]

Our people should market Iwu and bring commerce to it ...


DEVELOPMENTAL BACKGROUND OF IBUSA YOUTHS by Philip Ngozi Ifechukwude Historical etymology of Ibusa dates back to AD 900 for the Nri Movement; while the Isu Movement took place around the 15th and 16th century. According to the foremost anthropologist and Ibusa-born historian, Prof. M.A. Onwuejeogwu, “Ibusa settlements were established around […]

DEVELOPMENTAL BACKGROUND OF IBUSA YOUTHS