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The Timeless Role of OMU: Guardian and Leader in Anioma Culture

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The Timeless Role of OMU: Guardian and Leader in Anioma Culture

In the vibrant tapestry of Igbo culture, the Anioma subgroup from Northern Delta State stands out with its unique institution of OMU. This esteemed position, reserved for a woman of exceptional qualities, transcends the conventional roles often attributed to female traditional rulers. The OMU, also known as the NneOmumu, Queen Mother, embodies leadership, wisdom, and spiritual guidance, reflecting a tradition that has endured for over 820 years. The Unique Role of OMU The OMU is not merely a ceremonial title but a position of profound responsibility and influence. Appointed by the king, she serves as the leader of women in...

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Embracing the Creative Journey: Finding Freedom in the Process

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Embracing the Creative Journey: Finding Freedom in the Process

Creativity is often seen as a means to an end, a way to produce something tangible and impressive. Yet, true creativity thrives when we shift our focus away from the outcome and immerse ourselves fully in the process. This idea, beautifully articulated by Rick Rubin in his book The Creative Act: A Way of Being, invites us to embrace a more liberated and fulfilling approach to creating art.   The Power of Presence “I cannot make good art if I’m always thinking of the outcome.” This powerful statement from Rubin reminds us that when we fixate on the end result,...

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How to Recycle and Make a Centrepiece Pendant

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How to Recycle and Make a Centrepiece Pendant

  Hello beautiful people, Happy Fri-Yayy! I’m thrilled to be here with you again, ready to share some exciting jewellery tutorials on my YouTube channel. Today, I have a special treat for you for the holiday season - a fantastic way to transform an old pendant into a magnificent statement piece. Click the link on my profile to watch the tutorial. I would appreciate your subscription too on my channel. The channel is slowly growing. I went from 0 followers to now 101, and I am super grateful for that. Thank you for your endless support ❤️ Link to the...

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Stay Rooted -Hair Connections

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Stay Rooted -Hair Connections

It is said that hair is the root that connects us to the divine and keeps us grounded. In other words, the head, and the hair are the antennae to the universe, to God, to the source. So, we should guard our crowns from any unwarranted energies. Hair is part of our creation and each strand serves a huge purpose. In various cultures, we dress, crown and adorn our hair for it carries grace and substance. That's why it is paramount that we are mindful of the hand that touches our hair. Cowry shells are not mere decorative natural sea...

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Agbara Anyanwu The Eye of the Sun

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Agbara Anyanwu The Eye of the Sun

Anya means Eye in Igbo and Anwu means the light, also the sun, when put together it means “Anyanwu” referring to the ”eye of light” or “the eye of the sun” 

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