#100Days100Women Day 94: Omu Okwei Born Felicia Ifeoma Ekejiuba, Omu Okwei was the most powerful and
well-respected merchant in Nigeria during English colonization. She was voted
Omu “Queen” in a dual sex (but not related) system where she took
care of the needs of women and her co-ruler took care of men’s issues. She made
an incredible amount of money through her wise business dealings and was one of
the first people in the country to own an automobile. After she died the
British did away with the old system.
I am Nigerian because a white man created Nigeria and gave me that identity. I am black because the white man constructed black to be as different as possible from his white. But I was Igbo before the white man came.
My love for Phyno is partially because he’s one of the only prominent Nigerian rappers who raps in Igbo. I’m an Igbo girl, so I obviously don’t know what Davido and Wizkid are saying in their songs, but I still love their music. In short, shout out to Phyno for staying true to his mother tongue.