February 11, 2022

Article at Wilson on Authory

WHY SOME URHOBO INTELLIGENTSIA ESPECIALLY OKPE, SEE BENIN AS THEIR ORIGIN.

Where there is no vision, a nation perish. (The Tree of Life, By Israel Regardie, p4, with my emphasis).

After the flood and dispersal of nations from Ancient Egypt and the Niger-Benue Confluence, people embark on pilgrimage to Ukhe (The Nok Culture) in order to collect Chieftaincy Title from Idu Priest of Oghene especially carried out by Idu Children who were Akka, Effa, Emehi, Etsako, Esan, Ihobo (Tsekiri) and Azama (Benin).

By this time, the Benins have not contemplated immigrating to Iduland because as the Editor of Great Benin, Professor Osaren Omoregie puts it in a question: “Have the Benins been on Benin Land from beginning of time?, Omoregie said ‘No’ (Great Benin, Vol.1, page 51, paragraph 2), anyway, the Editor claimed that the Benins met the dwarfish Ivbięrinrivwi Neka, an older group of Negroes in Akka. But after naming this group as born of Neka by the Benin, the editor was surreptitiously disassociating the Pygmies from Akka group as he tries to justify ownership of Benin. Funny enough for Osaren Omoregie, these Pygmies know themselves as Akka Children (Negroland: The history of African Exploration and adventure by Charles H. Jones, pages 452, 455-456, published 1881). The erudite author; Jones said, on getting to Congo, he met the Pygmies who said that they are the children of Akka.

Meanwhile; if you say that Pygmies were driven to the Congo long ago in about 600 A.D when the Benin established to settle in the land of Idu, and as people of no nation but you named them as Ikhworirinvwin (people of the dead) Neka, different from Akka to confuse the reader, the Pygmies said no, they are not the people of no nation, they are Children of Akka.

And during the dispersal from the Niger-Benue Confluence known as Ukhe (Back, behind) on their journey to Iduland headquartered at Ugboka, the Idu Party took with them, the object of Priesthood which were Evwa (Oracle) and Ukhurhe (Great Benin, vol. 2, pages 17-18) & the main object which the Evwa came from, a piece of Rock (Great Benin, vol.2, page 82). This piece of rock also represents ErinvwinrinIdu (ÉrinvwinR’Idu) which was used with Évwa and Ukhurhę to make the declaration of Iduland in 599 A.D.

But if Idu Party had previously declared from Ukhé (the Niger-Benue Confluence) to the Sea (Atlantic Ocean) as Iduland (Ibid, page 4) in 599 A.D, then what informed the minds of Benin, not Azama in 600 A.D to make another declaration in Ugboka as Benin. Are we to believe this summersault of history. In another breathe, Udo in times of Agodomeh-Agodo (Igodomido, Benin pronunciation) relocated the Seat of Royalty to Ugbekun. These political summersaults only portray the editing of Great Benin history in a light which depicts some strands of the history of Benin as a stolen legacy because in the beginning, Udo is not Benin.

However, what baffles me is the reason why was the Spectre stave (Ukhurhę) which was the object of covenant between Oghene (name ascribed to God by the Urhobos); Érinvwinridu, and Children of Idu given to Benin (Aramaic) at this point in time when Idu Children had already declared Iduland in 599 A.D. And where-as, the main objects of Evwa and piece of rock was not mentioned (Ibid, page 6. with my emphasis)

THE INSTRUMENT OF POWER, A PIECE OF ROCK

The instrument of esoteric power is a piece of Rock. It has snowballed or metamorphosed into beads, Oracle and a Stone which is worshipped in the Arab World and also used for Coronation as Esoteric validation tool for Royalty in England. Where-as the piece of Rock was initially erected inside the great pyramid built by king Khuvu (Historical Deception: The untold story of Ancient Egypt, by Moustafa Gadalla, pages 108-109) by the father of Djędakaré (Urhobo names) in Ancient Egypt (Note; much as the present Arabs have laid unfounded claim to building the pyramids which were actually built by Urhobo Ancients, the today people known as Jews have also tried to lay claim too which made Arabs to protest that the Israelites numbering 1, 200 Jews are planning to erect the Star of David above the Great Pyramid to assert their claim that it was built by ancient Israelites (Breaking the Mirror of Heaven page 270 by Robert Bauval and Ahmed Osman), it has diffused into nothing except Evwa in Urhobo whilst other races now claim ownership round the world. The British, the Americans, the Arabs, Benin and Yoruba including the Yorubas in Brazil make a better use of the Rock today economically. The price of our naivity and laziness. And today, Saudi Arabia & the United Kingdom are the richest countries of the world with their centres (where the Rock is) and seats of Governments are well protected by the Army and Police.

It was inside the Apex of the great pyramid; that God, through the small god Ra, gave Asiri, the Evwa (Evba, Epha, Ifa) which our Mother Goddess Isi after her vision, helped by the local herb solution of Akasha liquid (Acacia), asked Asiri to build a temple in the East of Egypt for God. A vision of God. Asiri did as told and the result was that, God gave Asiri the 22 Characters of the Hieroglyphics Texts which evolved from Aramaic Texts (a combination of Urhobo and Yoruba texts), to Hebrew (Igbo cuneiform text is different from Hieroglyphics). Later highjacked by Persians, the Magog people and Arabs), to Greek and from Greek to Latin and from Latin to English. In other words, the Sacred texts, which is 22 characters was the focal point and origin of the now English Alphabets which is also the Bible, Voodou and Avba origin and of which the Power of God Ra is represented by Oghene on Earth. It is this Oghene, our Ancestors on escaping from Ancient Egypt, were worshipping through a Priest whom a Spectre stave is held as a mark of authority in spiritual matters. The priest acts as a medium between Oghene and the children of Idu. We are aware biblically that Moses (also known in Royalty as Osęséphe, Moses and Akhenaten page 33, by Ahmed Osman) led the children of Israel as they escape from Egypt but look, Moses whom the Ancient Egyptians (his Kinsmen) drove away from Akka, built his city at Ekhete before the Exodus. Interesting enough, the Okpe people name a place as Ekhété. More profounding, the Yoruba know Eko as a place of sophistication and of high place and therefore a place of wisdom when they say Eko-Akhete. It is not surprising for the Ancient Egyptians who are Urhobos to give Ékhete the name of “High Horizon”. Horizon too evolved from Orho-Izon but the Orho-Izon is actually on the hills in Egypt and Orho-Izon means Land of Izon which is on the hills (high horizon). This is evident in the name Akhenaten (Akhe is Aten), also known as Moses who named the city he founded as Akhete-Aten (Historical Deception, The untold story of Ancient Egypt, by Moustafa Gadalla, page 200, also in, Christianity and Ancient Egyptian Religion by Ahmed Osman, page 10). For those who understand Urhobo and Tsekiri languages, Akhete and Aten makes a meaning. Aten is a variant of Aton, a Yoruba word for putting on the light. Or Light in old usage and whilst Akhete (Akhété, Okpe language and which modern translators of Ancient Egypt words) had turned to Akhet, both signifies high place of light literally. Indeed, Akhenaten’s father was Amontephe the 3rd whilst Akhenaten who lived in Zevbaka in some years, was Amontephe the 4th. Amontephe the 3rd was married to Queen Tiye. Queen Tiye on the other hand was the daughter of Juya. Therefore, you can’t fault my readership when I tell you that two cultural groups makes the origin of Akhenaten who is the biblical Moses possible (Tut-Aankh-Amon, pages 40, 119, 121, etc.).

However; we have gone deep to know how far we have come from Ancient Egypt, holding the Staff office, the content of spiritual power, the object of the covenant of ErinvwinR'Idu which had been quartered in the Vatican City even before and after the foundation of a shrine in the Niger-Benue Confluence in about the end of 6th century of Obalufon who was the only Priest we know as Oduwa of Oghene. In other words, the Roman Catholic’s still hold the Spectre Stave as Priests till date. Whilst the same Spectre stave, was what Osaren Omoregie claimed was handed over to Azama to declare Idu-Land amongst the Idu party in 599 A.D. And in another summersault, Azama also declared Benin in 600 A.D. a year after declaration with the same group. But why. It doesn’t make sense.

Perhaps; it should be re-iterated here how the Idu Party (group) separated as they populated Idu-land also known as Mid-West. The group consists of Akka (elder), Efa, Emehi, Kuku, Esan, Ihobo, and Azama who joined the group late. These left Ukhe, the Niger-Benue Confluence to found Iduland after the great flood. As they reached mid-west, the first to leave the group on sighting dry and favourable land was Kuku. Esan followed and Esan Land was where Akka died due to old age and was buried there. He was the elder and leader of the group. As the Editor of great Benin, Osaren claimed, it was also the place the remaining group started an argument. That Ihobo began to argue that Iduland should be renamed Akka. And so, Ihobo (Tsekiri group) left the group on realising that the rest disagrees. I too does not accept this side of the story. Hence, Ihobo left and settled at Iwęrę in Oyo. 

At this juncture, we were told that Azama was given the charge of Priesthood as the group was being guided by the Almighty Oghene, through the spirit of Idu, who in Ancient Egypt is identified as Asiri. Thus, according to great Benin history, the spectre stave (Ukhurhe) carried by Azama, became Erinvwindu (God of the people (Great Benin, Vol. 1, page 86). However, Efa who was the second child of Idu took over leadership of the group in the area of Esan. Efa and his brother Emehi later found a settlement. But here, the account of the great Benin history became doubtful. Professor Osaren Omoregie claimed that Efa and Emehi named the settlement Ubini and it was also the place where Azama put the spectre stave (Ukhurhe) down and the elders of Efa and Emehi so named the place Ubini because the land is of inexhaustible resources. That the Ukhurhe being planted is a confirmation of Ubini, or has become the centre of socio-political authority in Iduland. One may not argue the reason why Ubini is a land of inexhaustible resources but why will Efa and Emehi (Urhobo and Okpe respectively) jettison Akka name to rename the area of Iduland as Ubini of which language the two elders don’t understand. Indeed, Benin language is a mix of Yoruba, Okpe & Uvwie languages in modern times. The Yoruba culture started creeping into Iduland (Great Benin, vol.3, pages 50-51) during Oba Ere reign and that was the period that Urhobo names started to disappear from the Idu/Benin Monarchy. Besides, the Ivbięrinvwindu (Born of the dead of Eka) Neka who are Dwarfs which the Editor claimed to have been the 1st settlers of Iduland and who are now domiciled in the Congo, said that they are children of Akka when interviewed by a white British author in his expedition to the Congo in 1881 (Negroland, Charles H. Jones, pages 452, 455-456). With this revelation, one cannot agree with Ubini story of 600 A.D. It is a story veiled in embellishment. And still, there is another question about Udo the first child of Akka. Of all the children of Akka, only Udo followed Efa and Emehi to Ugboka (now Benin). Where are other children of Akka. Meanwhile, Udo Left Ugboka to settle Westward beyond River Ovia (Ibid, page 89) where he founded Udo settlement. But the question is, why will Ogiso Ere, in a kingship and kingdom, and seen as the owners of the Benin Kingdom, transfered the seat of power to Ugbekun in Benin from Udo settlement of Akka children (ibid, vol. 3, page 45). Again, why did Igodo refuse to make his hometown, the seat of power (ibid, vol. 3, page 43). We Urhobos knows literally where Igodo originates. We also know the literal meaning of Igodome-Agodoh. Érinvwindu and the other Ancestors are the origins and spiritual power of Royal Kingship of Udo (Ibid, Vol.3, page 88). Therefore, moving the Royal Seat of Udo to Ugbekun in Benin was a highjacking by Edo descendants of the Yoruba race. The confusion presented in Great Benin (ibid, Vol. 3, page 11) that Idu is Edo is very wrong.

The Idu Children (Without grand-Children) have 22 (Ethnic groups) lineages and indeed Urhobos are paternally different. We do not belong to Benin but related maternally.

WHY ARE URHOBO PROSPECTIVE KINGS GO TO BENIN FOR INVESTITURE

However, if Urhobo does not paternally relate to Benin, why do Urhobo kings race to Benin to be investitured with staff of Office. It is because of the Spectre stave of ErinvwinR'Idu which they all came with, from Ukhe (Niger-Benue Confluence) and which is also known as the Nok Culture but left in the 2nd Akka (Now Benin). Remember; Azama, a Benin man held the Oghene Priesthood Stave of Office at Ugboka. Perhaps, this is what influence some Okpe intelligentsia to believe that they are descendants of Benin. I have to remind these set of thinkers that an Idu Priest was he, who set up Idu shrine in Ukhe (Niger Benue Confluence) in 550 A.D (Great Benin, vol. 1, page 104).

The Urhobo Cultural groups of 22 ethnics started migration enmasse from Akka in the 11th Century as result of a serious incident. The incident was of draught which began in the 10th Century and led to a decision to sacrifice an Ogiso Prince to appease the gods but it didn’t happen. However, the Ogiso consulted oracle to look for another solution because the Ogiso Prince ran away and he became an Oduwa in Yoruba land of Ife. Nonetheless; oracle consulted by a Soothsayer for the solution to appease the gods recommended that the usual sacrifice of humans of the Igbo people of Ogwaswi-Uku (sic), Iseli-Uku and Igbuzor be jettisoned. The Ogiso and the top Edo chiefs asked an Urhobo Chief to produce the son of the soil for the sacrifice in the place of the Prince and  that, the traditions of sacrificing the Igbos is no more acceptable to the gods. And that, this is what the gods recommends. The Urhobos in Akka were horrified and protested that a son of the soil cannot be sacrificed as every group of the 22 ethnics started their forced migration to the Delta (The origin of Urhobo Nation of Federal Republic of Nigeria, by Major general David Akpode Ejoor, page 8-9).

Question; if the Okpe ethnic group were Benins, why would they escape with other Urhobo groups to the far delta.

Now; the physical appeasement to the gods involved the sacrifice of a slave or stranger and the strangers were the Igbos as written above. They were impaled with a spear from the anus to appear from the neck. The wailing of the person sacrificed is what gave them the thrill and energy while his blood and flesh is consumed. It was originally carried out in the present museum site at the Ring Road in present Benin (Ibid, page 8). Dracula of Romania in the 15th Century also practiced this Barbaric crime of impaling enemies, sucking their blood and eating their flesh (Remember who you are, by David Icke, page 207, and Children of the Matrix, by David Icke, pages 125-6, 148, 173).

In any case, the Urhobos had to flee from Akka with Oghene in mind but left behind ÉrinvwinR'du Priesthood Spectre Stave which has Esoteric Power of Office with whoever is the Chief Priest. This Priesthood at later periods in Akka was transformed from Priestly Kingship to Administrative Kingship when the Yoruba names began to take over Urhobo names, a period of Obaship from Ogisoship. Meanwhile; When the British started to colonise Nigeria, a period which the British also asked the Urhobo to convert their Ivie Priestly Kings to Administrative Kings, the Ivie yet to be crowned Administrative kings remembered ÉrinvwinR'Idu (Ancestral Priesthood) which they brought from Ancient Egypt (1st Akka) to the Niger Benue Confluence and from there to 2nd Akka now Benin. They now go to Benin to be investitured by Azama Priesthood (Benin office holders) in Ugboka. Such feat was carried out by Ekaladeran who went to Ukhé (Niger-Benue Confluence to be investitured by Obalufon.

The fallout of this phenomenon by the combined decision of the British Government and the natives brought a court case in Uvwie between the Eruohwo family and the Erumagborie family in the 1950s to 1960s in which the latter family were from the lineage of Priestly Kings. The latter perhaps forgot that the Administrative king has a dynasty or, they were not acquanted with the thorough history of the kingdom which began as far as I know actually began in the new process after the Ogiso Era at UvwieR’oroh.

Now; with this heavy baggage of murderous inclinations, cannibalism, blood sucking and fetishism, how many Okpe Intelligentsia can openly beat their chest that the Okpe which i also belong are prone to eating the flesh of humans, sucking human blood and impaling their body on a stick or spear. How many can boast of sacrificing humans to gods.

Or, the Igboze lineage which some claim to be a progenitor, didn’t have a child. He was the only one amongst Urhobo (Okpe) who was said to be a Benin Prince and who sacrificed his Ijaw wife in order to be king of Benin but he failed. The other man who also sacrificed his Ijaw wife in Benin River, was also a Benin Prince born of a Tsekiri woman (Atuwatse, named by the Ilaję people) he also failed and went to found Ode-Tsekiri. He actually ravaged his father’s wives hence he was driven from the Palace (The Origin of Urhobo Nation of Federal Republic of Nigeria by Major General David Ejoor, pages 37-38).

Again, the only link left to be explored in modern times is that of Okpe. As chief and Major General Ejoor puts it in his book, Igboze’s search for his mother after reaching the Delta was helped by his two uncles, Okpe and Agbon. These two helped him through Warri to Olomu where Igboze buried three Ogiso Ovwo (carved head of the Dead) along the river which joined Okpare and Ighwreko (Ughelli) while the place was called Ovwo. This incident by Igboze burying the Ovwors in Olomu was what caused the Oba of Benin to yearly perform sacrifice during Igue festival in order to appease the gods for the lost Ovwors (The origin of Urhobo Nation of the federal republic of Nigeria, page 26). 

Indeed, three Royal houses in Olomu are Uhurie, Eyanvwen and Oghoro while Okpe, Agbon and Oguname are from the lineage of Uhurie. With clear explanation, the Mother of Igboze who eloped with Alaka, fathered Okpe et al. In other words, Alaka to my understanding wasn’t a Prince of Benin, he was a commoner.

Nevertheless, the other testing issue in this propaganda by some Okpe Intelligentsia is the claim that King Esezi was Okpe King with root in Benin. No please. The history of Esezi didn’t start in 322 years ago. And besides; Esezi, is not a natural name but a Royal name. It is ludicrous to see educated men who pretend to know our history and indeed the history of an Ancestor goofing by limiting us to be children of others who had usurped our heritage.

However; the 1st Esezi I have the knowledge of in Ancient Egypt didn’t come across as a confused Father and King who doesn’t know his root. In the 5th Dynasty amongst the Kings of Egypt, this king ruled for 40 years from 3580 to 3536 B.C. which was the period of the god, Okpotah-Tephe (The instruction of Okpotah-Tephe and KeGemni (kegemeni?), The Oldest books of the World, by Ptah-Hotep, and edited and translated by Battiscombe Gunn, page 24, some my emphasis).

The Vizier and also as the Governor of the City of Okpotah-Tephe was at a time became weak with old age, and he brought his son to take over the Priesthood in the Court of his Royal highness, King Esezi whose natural name is Assa Djedakare who is ruler of Upper and Lower Egypt (The Instructions of Okpotah-Tephe, by Asa G. Hilliard 111, Larry Williams and Nia Danah, page 41).

In conclusion; we need the link between Okpe and Benin from those claiming their Ancestry hails from Benin to really start this debate of “we are Benin people“. Education teaches mankind how to debate or discuss issues of importance like this than jumping into rage and effectively making a bad landing. For now, this is my first landing of the many landings to come.

Nations fail because of their bent on taking over extractive institutions by few individuals without actually studying the systems of power and governance which includes socio-economic and political ideologies. Only people with anti-social, racist, oppressed and arrogant tendencies tries to disassociate self from a bigger group. In this case, some Okpe people who are scheming for God knows what, are not oppressed by Urhobo but by Nigeria. Therefore, the struggle to removing self from Nigeria would have been best served at this point in time as other Nationals like the Igbos, Ijaw, people of Benue, Benin and Yoruba do, would have been more sanguine.

Greetings. Urhobo Uvo-Uvo.

By Wilson Ometan (The Eagle).