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Is Osu Still In Vogue?

in some villages today it is very iportant u trace whether ur spouse is from slave or freeborn family, in ibo called osu,i want to know the general opinion about this nonsense started by our ancestor.

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Your rap creative but offensive.

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You have no say in Igbo culture. Omenali bu omenali. Your 2 cents aren't needed

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It is an inhumane and discriminatory aspect of Igbo culture and thus should be abolished. My 2cents

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I even wonder why some Igbo think it fit to even respond to outsiders on this issue. People should face their own and stop acting "holier than thou", and Igbo should stop being foolish and giving outsiders reasons to think and act "holier than thou"; wasting saliva and bandwidth. mtcheww.

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There are plenty of other topics on this issue. You all should go read up instead of wasting bandwidth.

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Why shouldnt it be discussed with outsiders? Because while the ibos have been crying of being marginalized in Nigeria, they are at the same time practising discrimination against their own fellow brothers and sisters just because they hailed from a family whose ancestors were condemned by the larger society. Shame! It is a topic that should see the light of the day and abolished completely.

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Those are the key words.

But they(non-Igbos) seem to be more fascinated by it than Igbos themselves.r and isn't widespread. It's a complicated topic and shouldn't really be discussed by outsiders.

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Those are the key words.

But they(non-Igbos) seem to be more fascinated by it than Igbos themselves.

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Osu are quite different from slaves. For example let's say an Igbo army raids a neighbouring village. Their warriors are killed, their men are sold into slavery and their children are taken as slaves but none become osu. The children will be treated well as servants/slaves. They'll be fed, respected by foreigners and might gain power and influence within a community.

An osu is someone who is shunned in the community and estranged for committing a Crime or for some other complicated manner. Osu were lower than slaves in the social ladder. But it's a complicated matter and isn't widespread. It's a complicated topic and shouldn't really be discussed by outsiders.

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Do people still talk about the osu caste system in this internet age? Some "villagers" who over flog the osu issue are neck deep into voodoo than the osu deities. So much hypocrisy and double standards are part of the hinderances nigeria has. If a lady wanted to marry a billionaire and the parents found out he was an osu, would they stop their daughter from marrying him? They wouldn't dare mention it (even to their daughter). Some of the people who do the osu "research" are people who claim to be "holy christians". So much hypocrisy in the land,it makes me sick! ! !

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ur mom pig. i prefer Ibo n i dont mind callin even Ebo or even Heebo. go ask d elders u deluded bufoon n stop pestrin.

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Igbo/Ibo, dey d same thing.

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Breaking NEW : Police Headquarters is on FIRE

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The only thing complicated with OSu is that ndi Igbo uzo/ofeke's have decided not to die the matter especially online.I just love Tpia's post!

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Simply put: An Osu is a person/descendants of a person who was a slave to a deity. It is quite complicated.

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That's incorrect. It's different from what my mother told me.

The person asking what Osu means? If your Igbo, ask you parents; they'll explain it.

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You've asked this question before and people answered it's too complicated, Noone really understand it.

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gbam!

osu koo! isu nii!

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what about when u have falen in love in the city. only for village people to come and use custom stories to destroy ur happiness.

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Some people still don't marry osu if that is what you are asking. It is still applicable in most cases.

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