Onyeka Nwokike

Onyeka Nwokike

Onyeka Nwokike, a graduate from the University of Nigeria Nsukka and a writer at Igbo Archives, is working to challenge common misconceptions and broaden understanding. He has curated a collection of historical photographs and artifacts for Igbo Archives, which helps to fill the educational gaps left by mainstream media and school curricula. His commitment to the celebration and conservation of Igbo heritage has made Igbo Archives an essential resource, cultivating a strong sense of pride and cultural identity within the Igbo community.
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Group portrait taken by Dr. William Henry Crosse, Royal Niger Company, c. 1886-1895, Nigeria. Image source: MAA Cambridge.

Group Portrait from the Royal Niger Company, Niger River Igbo area, c. 1886-1895

This historical group portrait, captured by Dr. William Henry Crosse between 1886 and 1895, shows individuals from the Niger River Igbo area in Nigeria. Taken during the period of the Royal Niger Company’s operations, this image is part of the Crosse Collection at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Cambridge.…

Read MoreGroup Portrait from the Royal Niger Company, Niger River Igbo area, c. 1886-1895
Ceramic Alter for the Igbo yam/agriculture deity Ifejioku from Osisa in the Ndokwa Igbo area, 1890s

Ceramic Alter for the Igbo Agriculture Deity Ifejioku. c 1890

The Igbo people, with their rich cultural heritage, have a fascinating system of kinship and religious practices. One remarkable artifact that sheds light on their beliefs is the ceramic altarpiece dedicated to the yam/agriculture deity Ifejioku. This altarpiece, housed at the British Museums, let’s us look into the spiritual world…

Read MoreCeramic Alter for the Igbo Agriculture Deity Ifejioku. c 1890