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Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Dear LIB readers, let's discuss this

A LIB reader sent this to me and said to share and get people's opinion on the topic. See it below
Dear Linda, sorry if you don't mind, all protocols observed! I would like you to throw up this topic for debate. Why do people say that somebody is Igbotic and the Yorubas are not Yorubatic, or Hausas Hausatic. Is it not an ideology that is meant to make Igbos less themselves? Please let's discuss this. Thank you

195 comments:

Warri Girl said...

Linda self, how does your post connect to this picture, I even though you wanted to write about catholic women or women societies.

ispeakthetruth said...

dear lib reader some people are also yorubatic. its just there are more igbotic people than yorubatic people.

Anonymous said...

Don't mind them oo after they'll start insulting linda saying she is a tribalist .. Omo if I get the lucabracee in real life his life won't remain the same anumanu!

sumtin said...

Hahaha I wonder o... Abeg help me ask dem joor, even my name dey said it sounds igbotic and local bt the igbo pple are more civilised and we are all over d country. Mtchewwwww. Yorubatic and hausatic pple

Anonymous said...

Lol!

Anonymous said...

this is kinda silly... why would u even bring up a tribal topic? r u trying to cause some kind of tribal conflict? seriously..

BEE said...

Boringggg!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Linda, interesting topic, I remembered then when I and my guys were still single, we used the term to refer to muscular looking older babes.

Anonymous said...

Lagos is kinda a yoruba state so yoruba's can get away wit som of d ras things they do as a normal thing but wen an igbo person does same it stands out. I ve also seen yorubas and hausas who com from d village to town and don't try to portray they re wazup people unlike ibo's do, they land in town today and problem starts wit forming. The ibo accent too doesn't help matters cos its like wen u hav it, it takes yrs to wash away or it never goes sef, while 4 yorubas if u re not too loud, u fit hide ur 'H' factor. Lastly, I Guess its because we find a lot of igbo wannabes than other tribes :)

Anonymous said...

Linda,
Take the fake Michelle image down

You are also joining them in disrespecting Michelle and black is is in very poor taste and totally disrespectful of the woman in question and black womanhood. Take it down

Yemisi said...

Igbo's have always been made to look bad. This is just a ploy to get more Igbo people to dilute or leave completely their culture and traditions. Igbotic is just a way of saying that the person is very much like the way Igbo's generally behave. If you are Igbo, it is better to be Igbotic than to be an Igbo that is Yorubatic or Hausatic or even English-tic. Let Igbo's be themselves without negative connotations. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

B4 I comment, let me laff. 'Hehehehehe,hohohohoho,hahahahaha'. Igbos, don't feel bad. Its one of those things. It simply means, ur a tribe worth giving extra attention to. Keep doing ur thing.

Anonymous said...

*yawns...Linda u dnt v to post evri sec....I was jst spreading d gud news of ur blog app on bb and u came to spoil it here....#IgboticLinda

nazzy charles said...

Lol. Igbotic sweet 4 mouth pass. U sef check am nah. Via Alomo can

IVORY CHI said...

LOL

LINDA...PEOPLE WILL NOW THINK YOUR TRIBALISTIC FOR THIS POST.

IT SEEMS LIKE THE OTHER TRIBES IN NIGERIA HAVE THEIR RESERVATIONS ABOUT THE IGBO'S AND HENCE WILL TRY TO DENOUNCE ANYTHING ATTACHED TO THE SAID TRIBE...



EG AMBITION IS TURNED INTO LOVE OF MONEY...BEAUTY IS TURNED INTO BEING TO FLASHY....THE LIST GOES ON.

Anonymous said...

I tot I was d only one dat noticed it too. D picture doesn't relate to d topic!!
Linda be careful!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Linda, pls don't belittle your blog by allowing tribalistic themed topics to be discussed. We come here as 9-G-rians first, before our respective tribes. Your blog is a fun and sometimes inspiring hang out, don't change it for the worse, okay?

lilz said...

Igbotic just makes more sense to pronounce...the word jells.. just imagine yo-ru-ba-tic or hau-sa-tic..too stressful

Yemisi said...

Also, I've heard people say call people that are 'bush' or uncivilised Igbotic. Like I said before, it's a way of saying that the Igbo's should leave their way of doing things and do it the English/Yoruba/Hausa way, because it is deemed to be better. I believe Yoruba's can be Yorubatic and Hausa's Hausatic. Only that Igbotic is more commonly used.

nazzy charles said...

Lol. Is ur name mgbeke or nwankwo?

Anonymous said...

AS for me,am Nigeriantic!!!!

Anonymous said...

Real BORING, Nne come up nah!!!

Aderoju said...

Well I think as Yoruba have had more insult directed at me most especially by the Igbo's and I say this with no annoyance @ all. I am not in anyway tribalistic and I get all with everyone it does not matter who you are or what part of the country you come from.
But I must say I have had direct insults and attacks on me and sometimes my mouth dropped to the floor. The most recent one was by an Igbo lady who I used to have a lot of respect for 'Why are Yoruba women so ugly'? Lol. Had to laugh cus I thot she can't be serious, to make me feel better she said well of course not U. Not jst this woman then the question of 'why are Yoruba's so razz, why r u all so tribalistic?etc So my dear I think been called Igbotic is a lot much better than someone saying generally all the women in ur ethnic group are Ugly. Don't get me wrong there are tribalistic Bigots in every tribe but after all have heard have learnt to block such people and move with people who accept me and not Judge me based on my tribe whether they are Igbo, Yoruba or from Niger Delta. I wld rather be Yorubatic than Uglytic.

Anonymous said...

Ask am o!!!!!!!
Rubbish!!!!!!

THE FRIEND said...

Guys, lets cool it with the tribal mudslinging! Every tribe has a "rude-boy" name...you dont have to look far to find em. I am Yoruba, and my Igbo pals have sometimes jokingly called me "ofe-n-manu". They said it means "EATER OF OIL". And its true...am Yoruba...I eat a LOT of red palmoil in my Yoruba cuisine. Is that an insult? It depends on how I see it.A guy once got angry because I called him "Aboki"! I mean...is that an insult? Guys, lets take it easy!

Alter Ego said...

Someone can always start using "Yorubatic" just like someone must have started the "igbotic" thing. Its just a saying.

olufunmi said...

OK i think this is going to cause some serious tribal conflict. linda am sure u dnt wanna see us fighting here abeg... but to answer d question, lolz i think its cos igbo ppl are very traditional, and d culture is just very strong that u cant miss it! for instance 80 % of d people have met think am Igbo but am not but i doubt if an Igbo chic cld be mistaken for another tribe! . that charisma and attitude of being an Igbo man or woman is just there... they tend to have dis hmmn i no even know how to explain my self , but i mean no offence .. am sure u guys know what am trying to say ...

Anonymous said...

Linda pls its not every story dat is being sent to u dat u must publish. Dis one is just out of point!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Igbotic was coined out of the way Igbo people do things I.e bush with strong accent and wear ugly shoes and do anything for money.

anjie said...

lmao...funny..met quite a few "igbotic" people..i feel the average igbo person has some character traits(tis in the blood..lol),like desperation and an excessive desire for money..its scary..when money is mentioned igbo peeps are not far away..and some Igbo girls??..OMG!..say no more,dey never stop wanting sumn..(but hei, i have met some fabulous igbo peeps) the really cool ones i've met either did not grow up around igbo peeps or their parents did an extraordinary job raising them, or they just chose to have a diffrnt orientation from the ground up(but they remain the most hard workin of us all..in my opinion)...Some yoruba's are worse ooh..hmmn(our side na neva ending gist)

DELTA BABE said...

I think it just has to do with th terms used to classify a group of people that act too local .... Ibos r Igbotic, Yorubas r simply termed RAZ while d Hausas r called NARMAs.........

Anonymous said...

I say the person is Yorubaish or Isalekoish or just plain razz yoruba lokito. Guess for igbos, Igbotic rhymes better:)

The Hausa's are by nature more sophisticated, simple minded and the most ignorant. There isn't much more you can say about them as they don't display any real traits beyond their frenetic worship of their feudal lords and wholesome dedication to their culture and religion.

Ibos and yorubas are more savage in their ways and very unwholesome and untrue in their cultural and religious beliefs. This is why of all the major ethnic groups in that country, the Hausa's remain the most untainted by outside influences.
The igbotic wannabes eschew their ibo tradition and wannabe like Americans, so also are the yorubas. You only need to come and see them in London to hear them try to be more oyibo than the oyibos. Razzness at the highest level. You won't catch the Hausas belittle themselves that way as they stay true to themselves

A truly proud Ibo or Yoruba man can never be referred to in those terms as igbotic or yorubaish as they are not trying to be anything other than they are... The wannabees are the igbotic ones. Those who stay true to themselves are just proud Ibo, yoruba or hausa men.

At least that is how i view it from my end. I am from a minority ethnic group.

Anonymous said...

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U nid to visit any of d nysc orientation camps to undastand 'igboticness'...Its pretty overwhelming ow d igbos act on camp..u use dis as an xample cus I dint knw wot it meant to b igbotic until I met a vast numba of igbos all @ once.mind u all igbos aren't igbotic


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Anonymous said...

Hospital - ospital
Visa - fisa
Angry - Hangry
Need I say more? The issue is as pertinent as any ever raised in this forum, it seems like there is a deliberate attempt @ making ndi igbo look bad.

Yemisi said...

Coming to think of it, I have actually heard more Igbo people calling other Igbo's Igbotic than any other tribe. Maybe just me though.

Anonymous said...

What's ur problem? Why can't she bring out a topic just becuz its tribalistic..is this not a tribalistic country and is the world not a racial country...abeg linda u have every right to raise dat topic though its not for the shallow minded pple

Anonymous said...

I've often wondered this aswell! My cousin always says it. She says things like, my mum is igbotic or I'll marry and igbotic man! It annoys me so much. I feel like, if you speak Igbo or incorporate Igbo culture and tradition in your everyday life, then you are razz or igbotic. It's such a shame because out of all the tribes in Nigeria, Igbos are the ones loosing out. Their kids don't speak or understand the language. Their tradition and culture ends with their parents generation. It's just sad. I won't stop speaking my language or eating traditional foods or dancing to osadebe and oriental brothers or wearing my traditional attire every now and again. I encourage other young Igbo people to embrace their heritage. We are not igbotic. We are simply cultured.

- Chichi.

Anonymous said...

This is an extremely stupid question.

Now going to chop off my right arm for commenting on this topic.

Anonymous said...

Na only u make sense for here...

ebeano said...

linda i dont care what people talk about the igbos ,tell me any tribe in the world that dont ve thier accent even the scotish people allso,but in nigeria we know when anytribe speaks from yoruba to hausa to calabar so is nothing to talk about , is not worth discusing on this forum,beside psqaure them dont pretend to speak like oyibo they speak thier normal igbo accent then tell me who is better than them today in nigeria ok check out chimamanda adichie she speaks her normal igbo accent even chinua achebe,unless if na jelousy jeloma they worry other tribes

Anonymous said...

I believe the igbos were the ones that invented this word*igbotic*.this goes a long way to prove how much westernised we want to be.yes, I am an igbo lady and proudly igbo that I live in london with my two boys,and they both answer igbo names and they understand and speak igbo very well more than most igbo kids in nigeria. People wonder how I and their dad were able to do that. It has helped us in cautioing them when we are in public places that it works like magic as we are not allowed to physically discipline them especially in public places. Just one word of igbo and you will see then stay put for as long as we want it.whereas you see my fellow igbo parents struggling to caution their kids in english when they are opportuned of having a second language.What's my point then? Igbo's are civilised people just like their other counterparts but we believe and practise that for you to be porsh or to show affluent or in our words not to be igbotic that you have to put away our igbo culture.The yorubas and hausas imbibe by their culture and are very proud of their culture no matter how rich or civilised they are. Majority of the yorubas and hausa still answer their native names and speak their mother tongue very well but the igbos prefer to name their children jennifer, sandra, sean,as a matter of fact my friend gave her daughter the name Beyounce and the ones whose parents were *igbotic* by giving them an igbo name will re-baptise themselves with one porsh english name.majority of the time you hear our millenium parents say to you when u want to speak igbo to their kids *oh! they don't hear igbo*....lol. My advise to igbos is for us to embrace our culture just like the yorubas and hausas.

Jon said...

"Igbotic" is the only one that flows :))

Anonymous said...

I TOTLALLY DISAGREE WITH THIS AS I HAVE MANY IGBO FRIENDS THAT REFER TO THE YORUBAS AS MGBATI MGBATI AND THE "OMO IBADAN KINI SOOW.....".

THERE IS ALSO THE GENERAL REF OF HAUSAS AS MALLA OR ABOKI.........IN YOUR INSTANCE IT MAY BE AS A RESULT OF LOCATION......IF YOU MOVE TO OKE NNEWI YOU ARE UNLIKELY TO HEAR SUCH PHRASES........... :-)

Anonymous said...

This is how it is (for the locals)
Igbos are referred to as Igbotic
Yorubas are referred to as razz
Hausas are referred to as mallams.
Sheikina.
From a non-tribalistic Nigerian.

Anonymous said...

whoever that says that to the Igbos just want to further make Ndigbo leave their pride of cultures and values...its a way to bring the war and discrimination in Nigeria upon the Igbos. I AM A PROUD IGBOTIC LADY who takes at nothing to showcase who i am. i speak my language anywhere i see my own, write it well, know very much about my culture and values. i walk with my shoulders and head very high because i am Igbo. if you are Igbo reading this comment, be always PROUD of whom you are. do not let others define you. you are a high breed and that is why you are being talked (attacked) about with so many stereotypes.go about your daily struggles with pride.remember our fathers were forced to restart their lives with only 20 pounds after the government headed by Awolowo confiscated the millions in the banks at the break of war. they say you love money...tell them you work for what you earn..tell them to sleep on their beds and let manna fall for them...tell them that the names of published corrupt people (list) in Nigeria are not Igbos.

finally, if they tell you are Igbotic, tell them, "YES I AM AND VERY PROUD OF IT" DO NOT LET THE WAR BE FOUGHT AND WON ON YOU A SECOND TIME! to the younger Igbos...go and read about the Igbo history, ask your parents and grand parents pertinent questions, learn about your culture. thanks.

ebeano said...

inshort i dont think other tribe say this to igbo i only hear it in mouth of igbo people who just because the went to city school and thier parents re well to do ,beside which tribe will say they speak better than other tribes when it comes to english we know selves

The sage said...

Funny thing I've noticed here is that every time an ibo commenter is abused, he or she naturally thinks it must be a yoruba person, and vice versa.

Most are oblivious of the other numerous ethnic groups who may not be in love with the ibos or yorubas. Or indeed commenters from other countries who consider our bickering, their source of entertainment.

My grouse is more with the foreigners who meddle negatively in our business. Am sure ibos won't be too offended if they are called igbotic by Nigerians, like they would be if called so by a foreigner, but the latter I feel is more the case here.

Linda should indicate locations of all foreign or any seemingly naughty comments. Am sure it will help reduce the repeated slandering.

Am yoruba, and I'm aware of the reservations we have for each other. The fact that its not an everyday arguement in our lives means that those that highlight our differences do so, whether rightly or wrongly, for their own agenda.

Anonymous said...

I am ibo and use the term when referring to people who are...well...Igbotic. It doesn't offend me when people use it. It is what it is. I refer to bush Yoruba people as "very Yoruba". Igbotic just rolls of the tongue that's why I think anyone would use it. Don't be offended ok?

ebeano said...

linda i dont care what people talk about the igbos ,tell me any tribe in the world that dont ve thier accent even the scotish people allso,but in nigeria we know when anytribe speaks from yoruba to hausa to calabar so is nothing to talk about , is not worth discusing on this forum,beside psqaure them dont pretend to speak like oyibo they speak thier normal igbo accent then tell me who is better than them today in nigeria ok check out chimamanda adichie she speaks her normal igbo accent even chinua achebe,unless if na jelousy jeloma they worry other tribes

ebeano said...

linda i dont care what people talk about the igbos ,tell me any tribe in the world that dont ve thier accent even the scotish people allso,but in nigeria we know when anytribe speaks from yoruba to hausa to calabar so is nothing to talk about , is not worth discusing on this forum,beside psqaure them dont pretend to speak like oyibo they speak thier normal igbo accent then tell me who is better than them today in nigeria ok check out chimamanda adichie she speaks her normal igbo accent even chinua achebe,unless if na jelousy jeloma they worry other tribes

Anonymous said...

Every tribe in Nigeria has its own vices, thats what makes them unique. As long as it doesn't infringe on another's fundamental rights, there is absolutely nothing wrong with being one of the "..tics" as you put it. French, Italian, Chinese and Mexican pp all have accents that belies their country of origin. There is absolutely nothing wrong with that. Nigerians should try and be proud of where they come from. When people ask me where i come from i always respond 'i'm Nigerian and that's what counts'.

Anonymous said...

LMAO @ more civilised. I will like some of your kush please.

Anonymous said...

The world is a racial contry? LMAO... And we wonder why the world is @ war. Smh

Kemi said...

Igbo= Igbotic
Yoruba= Razz
Hausa= ?
So basically "igbotic" is just what razz igbos are called... Dunno what razz hausas are called tho.. Nothing to do with being tribalistic or wotevr.. & yeah Linda that picture no relate at all with the post now haba! loool I really thought u were gonna say something about the enugu catholic church and gele... smh

Anonymous said...

Cosign

Anonymous said...

Why not send an email to this effect? Why come and comment on another post entirely? People like u annoy me. Smh

Anonymous said...

well it is because Igbos are so true to them self period.

Anonymous said...

LOL... Ambition??? Beauty??? Take several seats abeg. Each tribe has a fair share of what u call Ambition and Beauty abeg. And you wonder why othere tribes have their reservations about igbo people. People like you need to get your head outta your ass for once.
Its 2012 for goodness sakes. Smh

Anonymous said...

@Chichi - abeg abeg abeg don't come and claim that Osadebe music is igbo!!!! please abeg!

igbo people are igbotic because they are "nna men". Their accent is harsh to the ears, their body is too muscular and full of hair even the women who have alot of facial and chest hairs and even the rich ones still speak horrible "igbotic" english. they never seem to be able to make a full sentence without an igbo work included. As for the love of money its very true and they are STINGY! Yorubas share, hausas share but if an igbo person shares with you, think twice because you will pay it back.

Above us, the best are us middle beltans...Edo, Ijaw, Itsekhiri, etc...WE ROCK!!!

Anonymous said...

Mind you linda is not causing any conflict here is the people that uses that work Igbotic that is causing conflict.

Anonymous said...

Ibos have always been intimidated and disliked because of their ability to survive/adapt and overcome anywhere they find themselves,

they say, 'anywhere u don't find an Ibo is not habitable'.........unfortunately, Ibos no like themselves too.

Thing is, because Ibos stand out, they are often noticed and labeled...it's easy...onye ana akpo afa ya welu ife ona eme..(if they talk abt u, it's cos u r doing something).....


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Anonymous said...

It all dependz jo...igbo kwenu! Yes we love money, dats y we make a lot of it...but really if u see a razz person, ts most likely goin to be a yoruba person and den we go "I don't know y yoruba's are razz"even tho d person isn't yoruba and if we see someone who acts senseless, we r most likely goin to say "u r just an aboki" aboki actually means friend! I love being igbo jor! We r d real-est peeps ever

Anonymous said...

linda i thought u are an igbo?y wil u direct d speech to igbo's directly saying they are knwn as igbotic,pls withdraw that statement besides y it sounds lk is more in igbo is bcos d word igbotic sounds more sweet in pronounciation than housatic and yorubatic nt as if igbo's are too igbotic to compare wt others,afteroll where u hv d most stupic and correct illitrates are in housa,and when u bring out one of d igbo person that they call igbotic a yoruba graduate can nt stand him cos they hv ordinary brains,i mean no harm so dnt tk it personal am just being plane.

The sage said...

The problem my friend is that ur more combustive and reactive - in a social sense. ( If we're talking religion, the pendulum should swiftly swing north). Ibos naturally give as much as they get.

The fact that they are the most travelled means that those traits may sometimes be noticed by their hosts and sometimes seen as effrontery

Anonymous said...

Nope...Hausa's are called MALA which they consider very derogatory.

I'm yoruba, don't mind if anyone calls me Razz. Its your opinion, I will simply shrug it off. Every tribe has its fair share of embarassing traits, but hey to each his own.

zaynab said...

I just think this "hate" towards igbo ppl dates back to the civil war, I did history in high sch, so I knw a bit.
Igbo ppl wasnted the south-east and a large part of the south-south to themselves, and that is where most of our resources r. I think this is the reason other tribes percieve them as money-loving or over-ambitious.
Another reason is, igbo women could be percieved as more "attractive" cus of fair skin and all.
But then other tribes are also discriminated for other diff reasons.
It just boils down to us loving ourselves, we all have differences in beliefs nd cultures, let's embrace those diff and let smth +ve come out of them.

Anonymous said...

Ibo pple have complex hence this post

Anonymous said...

Wen I saw saw Dear LIB readers cudnt wait 2read it nt known I was bot 2read sumtin very boring..Aunty linda u can like 2 off wat does xtain mothers got 2do wit d topic?stale topic

Anonymous said...

Linda, it's so unfortunate cause Awolowo sowed this this tribalistic seed among d Yorubas. If not, how come the Hausas never refer to Igbos as 'igbotic'. Someone once said that if u repeat a lie over n over again, it would be deemed as d truth. Pls post comment to enlightened readers.

Anonymous said...

@ Anon 4.55 about what you are saying Hausa call Igbo inyamiri, Yoruba's call Igbos A ji okuta while igbos call yoruba's ofe mamu
so where does Igbotic, yorubatic,hausatic come in here abeg.

Anonymous said...

Igbos keep doing your thing please dont fake it.

Anonymous said...

haha that is funny. i always wondered about that. but, i rather be igbotic than yorubatic or hausatic.

Anonymous said...

This post shows the inferiority complex of the ibos.... linda be warned

Anonymous said...

Linda you no try for that your picture, haba! Ewo! Mogbe! Wetin concern agbero with over-load *oooops. Agbero no dey road again. Sha change the picture.
From Fine Boy #wink

Anonymous said...

Hausa's are sophisticated? OMG, LDKMT... Please I need to meet your drug dealer. The most pretentious wannabes ever.Hausa ass kisser.
You say yoruba people in london are razz? Does it hurt your soul there are so many of 'em there? Eh ya ndo. And u say the Hausa's stay true to themselves??? LOOOOOOOL, child please, the party animals of London are hausa girls,the drug addicts are the guys. The transformation whilst they are out here is ridiculous and they go back to Nigeria covering their heads like they are sin free.

Notice how u had mostly negative things to say about the 'majority'(Yoruba and Igbo mostly) tribes and when u mentioned being from a minority tribe u didn't name it???

Ladies and Gentlemen of Linda Ikeji blog, therein lies our problem.

Anonymous said...

IGBOTIC AND PROUD BAYBEH!LOL!

Ahdaisy Jayde said...

But why are we so tribalistic. The person is not trying to insult any other tribe. the person is just saying that being "Igbotic" should not be used derogatorily because that is the essence of ones self as being from that tribe. If you are Igbo what is wrong with sounding or looking like one? Its like saying the Chinese are too "chinaish" or an Arab is too "Arabic"... That's why the white man calls us savages or bush people and we start feeling bad and try to be more like them...

Soki Briggs said...

Sure there are more important things to talk about than this.. Like the war in Syria.. or the price of Garri in the market

Anonymous said...

i just think it's wen igbo people try to feel funky with themselves. like they show off and their razzness is called igbotic. but if yoruba or hausa people do it, they're called razz or local. i guess because igbos do not usually live in igboland igbo land most of the time, and then they try to fit in and prove themselves, hence IGBOTIC. I am igbo and proud but i think this is the reason, and i even call other people igbotic aka uche jombo.

Baby Confessor. said...

Am still trying to relate the picture with the Topic.!

Uch'man said...

Ivory Chi you are just funny. Linda Ikeji is IGBO, so how wld people think she is now tribalistic against her ethnic group ? Educate this forum pls. For me this is an example of the more u look, the less u see

Somi Ekhasomhi said...

I know many igbos who speak their language, go to the east at christmas etc, but are not igbotic.
Igboticness is mainly in the accent, which is stronger than any other accent apart fron calabar, plus the habit of speaking igbo even when in company of non igbos, loud harsh voices etc. (E.g Most people you meet in the BRT from Marina to Festac)

Of course their are equivalents for other tribes... aboki, warfi etc. When i was in school in ondo state, calling someone Akure girl was a insult in the same sense as igbotic.... So don't take it too personal.

adukeologe(clickme) said...

i expect it's because igbo's can be told from a distance,from their head shapes, and in some cases their build (not necessarily a bad thing) etc and the fact that they will hardly speak a complete sentence in english before inserting their native tongue. having said this, yoruba's are usually the ones the term 'razz' is used for so often. i used to have such bad perception of the igbos until i actually started associating with them. their men can be sensible unlike many yoruba men.

Anonymous said...

woteva mehn,am igbo and am proud of it,those of u saying we like money plz tell me wetin desperate agboro wey dey chase moving vehicle dey look for?sand i guess.ibos are just industrious and hardworking unlike their counterpart in ds country.mtchwwwswwwwwwwwwwwwww

Morlard said...

LOL, Its an existing NOTION in Nigeria , the Igbos are generally known as business minded people and always merging their dialet with English while speaking. Which some people refer to as Igbotic , then Hausas as Aboki n illiterate because "book no dey their head ". Then them Yorubas as Party freaks ..BUT I STRONGLY BELIEVE ITS ALL CLICHÉ NOW

Anonymous said...

Well, theres nothing wrong in wat linda posted, igbo, yoruba and hausa are all nigerians, just dt we av different tribes. But i noticed most igbo dnt lik to be address igbotic. u cnt change ur tribe, be proud of ur tribe!

Demi said...

I think a lot of Igbo people that live in Lagos act as if they are ashamed of themselves. They change their names and avoid speaking their language at all cost but always want to show how well they speak ijinle Yoruba. I think it goes back generations because even Igbo "traditional" clothing was borrowed from the white man and so many adopted names like Collins and Douglas.
Yoruba and Hausa don't play with their culture and will fight anybody who try's. Igbo will be the first person to call someone igbotik and half of the girls swear they will never marry an Igbo man.
A commenter on Bellanaija told an Igbo girl to " shut up because she is a razz Igbo girl who knows nothing about style" as a Yoruba person even I was offended but Bella who is Igbo was happy to post the comment.

Anonymous said...

Yorubas are called razz , dirty, ugly... hausas are called mallams, abokis, bokoharam(the latest) so no be only we igbos oo that are 'higbotic' ahahah anyways lin rapu nka oo before business gi ayasasi ..

Vivila said...

Linda please take down this picture you used, the picture has no corelation to the story at all. You are sending the wrong message to ur readers cos the last I checked the confraternity is made up every tribe.

2. As to the issue raised in this post, If my drive to be great, my love for the better things of life, the fact that I speak my language proudly or eat my local dish (abacha)with fervour is igbotic, then I am proudly igbotic.

Chi2

Vivila said...

Linda please take down this picture you used, the picture has no corelation to the story at all. You are sending the wrong message to ur readers cos the last I checked the confraternity is made up every tribe.

2. As to the issue raised in this post, If my drive to be great, my love for the better things of life, the fact that I speak my language proudly or eat my local dish (abacha)with fervour is igbotic, then I am proudly igbotic.

Chi2

Mazi said...

umunnem kwenu. kwezue nnu, igbo ikaru aka., igbo iga adi ise , ya gazie nnu.

when a spanish man speaks people recognise his acent and call him spanish man, same applies to german /italian man, even south americans.

When an English man speaks people say his english, wales speak people say they are too fast, my people dont let what happen to wales happen to us, today i bet 80/90% of you dont know in uk wales have their own original language,

i wish our language could stand the taste of time but unfortunately we have been robbed of our right right from time.

in every way people want the identity igbo to be forgotten, dont even doubt it.

but this same people is not just about nigeria or igbotic, an English man i mean a man who mum n dad her of england origin, not scotish ohh. will never agree any other person.

first what nigerians speak is not and will never be british english, why call igbo people igbotic?

uk we have different accent. people in england speak different from people in wales n so on.

England has so many accent alone, lets use london or example, north london accent is different from south london, and east london.

ask anyone is just like igbo, delta igbo, ebony igbo, enugu igno, anambra, imo, and ikwere.

we should be proud of our self.

Amarachukwu said...

Its usually Igbo people tha use that phrase to express disdain to fellow igbos. The Phrase has nothing to do with cultural references but more of an expression of timidity and bushness. I see nothing wrong with it except when someone from another tribe calls an Igbo person that then it becomes tribal profiling. Its like a black man being able to say the N word but its forbidden for others to do the same.

Anonymous said...

Lmao mgbeke!!

Anonymous said...

HILARIOUS.

Anonymous said...

Abeg this argument is redundant.... It's like asking "if a man has more than one babe he is a player but a babe with a lot of guys is a slut" It can be debatable but wouldn't change anything!...sorry but it is true...

ayaba kokolet said...

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Anonymous said...

Its because most of us have gone so shallow minded that observing our tradition, or speaking Ʊя mother tongue, or being an Igbo is now termed "Igbotic". Its bcos we Α̲̅я̩̥̊ε̲̣ "wannabes". Copying whitey.

Anonymous said...

Yemisi said...

Coming to think of it, I have actually heard more Igbo people calling other Igbo's Igbotic than any other tribe. Maybe just me though.

August 29, 2012 5:04 PM

I AGREE WITH YEMISI A 100% COS I DO CALL MYSELF AN IGBOTIC GIRL N WHILE GROWING UP MY SIBILINGS SEES ME AS IGBOTIC COS I DON'T CARE ABOUT MY DRESSING, CARRIAGE N EVERYTHING, FOR ME AM DOWN TO EARTH N TOO SIMPLE TO THE EXTENT THEY DON'T LIKE COS I WAS NOT FLASH OR SHOW CASE OUR PARENTS WEALTH.AND ON MANY OCCASSIONS MY FRIENDS/MATES DO CALL ME IGBOTIC N SAID TINS LIKE IF WE ARE IN UR SHOE OR U LL SEE, EVEN NOW AS A MARRIED WOMAN MOST PEOPLE STILL SEEM LIKE THAT COS I LL TELL THEM THAT I CAN'T EAT ANYTIN DAT IS NOT OUR LOCAL IGBO FOOD SINCE MY DAYS ABROAD I HAVE NOT TASTED THE WHITE MAN'S FOOD, I CAN'T EAT CHINESE, ITALIAN, FRENCH ETC FOOD,TO CUT THE LONG STORY SHORT I EAT ONLY HOME MADE FOOD, SO THEY SEE MY ATTITUDE TO BE IGBOTIC. FOR IT'S NOT OFFENSIVE AT COS I KNOW THE CONTEXT THEY WILL USE IT.

FINALLY, POINT OF CORRECTION FOR THOSE OF U THAT SAID IT HAS TO DO WITH IGBO'S GREED OR WHATEVER ARE 100% WRONG COS HERE IN THE WESTERN NATION WHERE WE LIVE AND WORK WE STILL REFER TO MOST OYIBO, AMERICANS ETC AS IBOTICS, COS U WILL SEE THE IGBOTIC ONES AMONG THEM SO IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH IGBO'S AS TRIBE I HAVE COUSINES THAT HAVE LIVED IN ITALY FOR ALMOST 10 YEARS WHEN THEY CAME TO NIGERIA 4 THEIR GRAND PA'S BURIAL THEY WERE SPEAKING THEI NATIVE IGBO DIALECT WHICH MOST OF US THAT ARE IN UNI THEN CANNOT DO SOME OF US SAID THEY ARE IGBOTIC

ayaba kokolet said...

Well said!! Mind u am not ibo o

Anonymous said...

Tanks luv (chichi) u r d best.

olasunbo said...

Let's try and accept ourselves as we are in this country na? Which one come be igbotic,hausatic, yorubatic or wareva? Let's show love and nigeria will be a better place.
Merci!

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Anonymous said...

LINDA U HAVE EVERY RIGHT TO POST THIS TOPIC...ANYONE CAN SAY WHATEVER THE HELL THEY WANT..THIS IS A VALID ISSUE....YORUBAS CAN BE HIGHLY YORUBATIC...BUT THE SAD THING IS THAT BCOS SOME IBOS LIVE IN THE WEST IE LAGOS...AND DONT ALWAYS SOUND LIKE THE YORUBAS THEY USE THE TERM IGBOTIC...

Anonymous said...

LMAO; THIS HAVE SOMETHING TO DO WITH THE POST OF THE GUY WITH GIRL A AND GIRL B: HE SAID GIRL B IS SO IGBOITIC-


make una embrace una igboiticness jor.
arent hausa termed as slow' igbo people gaan siddon jor

Anonymous said...

Dats true

Anonymous said...

I am an Igbo man and will remain so. I like Igbo accent and I don't have to speak like the Americans. People should be proud of their tribes.

Strong Self said...

The ideology is only based on individual perception. If I wear a cloth that speaks of where I am from; first, it is that I am comfortable in it than I want to use it to portray some culture of mine.

Anonymous said...

Igbos have thick accent just like yoruba and hausa.Listen 2 obasanjo u wil testify.yorubas are natural dirty and ugly.they say Igbos like money but d truth is dat Igbos are more creative nd hustle for whatever can change life.look at linda ikeji 2day.d Igbo blood flows no matte where u are.check home nd abroad u wil who are repin positively.dalu nwannem

Anonymous said...

weather one is igbotic,its nt my busy,evry tribe here in 9ja has its own comma attached to it,wen u d uneducated ones frm yoruba,you cant help it rolling on d floor,if u say d igbos r so money conscious,well i know d yoruba as oga in juju,d igbo go to the herbalist in youruba land for this ritual to be perform,while i know d hausa ones as head of killing without filling any pain in them,i guess all tribes here in 9ja has one thing affecting them, for me its better i dnt engaged my self with any tribe but that im a Nigerian,striving to be better

Anonymous said...

#gbam!

ChiChiLuv said...

the picture is so confusing, i thought the question was going to be about why nigerians like to make people wear uniforms (matching outfits by a group) to their functions...weddings, funerals o e no matter, aso ebi must dey even if at times the celebrant picks the ugliest colors or fabrics. i can't stand it!

ANYWAY back to the igbotic/non igbotic no yorubastic/hausastic comments -

this doesn't only exist for the igbo people, like someone has already mentioned, there are ones for other tribes even if it's not in pidgin, it might exist in native dialect. i find that when people use the word igbotic, it refers to how an igbo person speaks and acts, that is, trying to use fone with heavily accented english and being loud/showy and full of him/herself.

there may not be a word for the yorubas but they have their own stereotypes as do all the rest of the tribes but i think the igbos' stereotypes stands out because igbos are many and therefore more visible.

i don't know who the person is who said Hausa people are sophisticated, na who sey? I laugh in Sanskrit...sophisticated Hausa? LOL. I can agree their language has a beautiful sound but I would NEVER apply the words sophisticated to them as a people...these are people who still wash their behinds with water instead of using toilet paper? People I have seen wash their feet in the bathroom sink? People who do not educate their children beyond koran school? People who marry off 12 year olds? People who can sit in one spot covered in flies and don't bother to swat it? Abeg, they may be SOME but let's not cast the word on ALL.

Dibia said...

we nigerians have a long way to go why do we keep using the term 'tribe'? the last time i checked i noticed that we are not living in a remote forest with spears and cattle and jumping up and down like feeble minded people. Lets stop amusing the white man and get serious we are ethnic groups like the scottish, welsh, irish and english. We are not 'TRIBES'.

We had our civil war between 1967-1970 many lives were lost particularly on the Biafran side consequently by the starvation and ammunition supplies from the US and UK who only cared about the oil in the east and they knew Ojukwu would give them a run for their money so they resorted to support Nigeria.

If you have a brain then you would know who our real enemy is .please Can we all grow up and stop belittling ourselves. Naija people stand up as one and lets kick these western devils in the ass like the japanese and chinese are doing nuff said!!

Anonymous said...

Ivory chi,is that you?

Anonymous said...

Another Igbotic girl! I bet u get that all the time..lol..

Anonymous said...

Infact! U don talk everything finish..U too gbaski!

uju morah said...

Hmmm

Candy said...

Dear LIB reader let me remind you that yorubas are referred to as "ingbati ingbati" and Hausas are referred to as "malo".

Anonymous said...

Don't mind them jare!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Don't mind them jare!!!

BONARIO NNAGS said...

Permit me to start my assertion with dis Igbo adage IRU DIKE NA ANYU MMA NKO( the mere face of a warrior blunts d sword of an enemy)
Back to d topic,right from d world go the Igbos just like the Isrealites of old av been d envy of their contemporaries, because God Almighty always blessed the works of their hand,even in the faceof adversity. Their ingenuity which has seen them at d fore front of innovations,av always made others jealous of them. To me being Igbotic is like branding,and depending on the context its used,av always been proud when u say am being Igbotic,coz I can't afford to be anyless.
To me Igbotic presuposses,being ingenuios, industrial,hardworking, smart, sense of entrepreneurship, brave in d face of adversity and above all being urself and not a sellout (going to chinese embassy and comingback with british accent)~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA3310.

Anonymous said...

It is simply a term that clicked. It sounds more savvy and catchy than saying Yorubatic or hausatic, whatever. Like we call the Hausas Aboki or mallam.

Anonymous said...

annonymous 6.15 wil u shut up ur dirty mouth and say what u knw nt wat u dnt knw and dnt force wat igbo's dnt lk on them,for God sake which nomal igbo girl on earth wnt to marry ofe nmmani?rather is u ofenmanu girls that are rushing for igbo guys,fool,and d only happining big boys in dis country are igbo's, bia linda i tink u put up dis just to knw how many igbo fans u have and how many yoruba and housa fans u have thief.

Anonymous said...

See your mouth like Awolowo..Na ur mate? Abi na your papa mate?...Nonsense!

Anonymous said...

annonymous 5.21pm may God bless u joor i hv also learn frm what u just said is good to teach ur kidds igbo so u can talk to them in igbo when u dnt wnt d next person to hear,infact u are key and a good mother keep it up,igbo kwenu yaaaaaaaaaaa,kwenu yaaaaaaaaaa,kwezuonu yoooooooooooo, love u girl.

Anonymous said...

Wat she did is called a misnormer its part of poetry

Anonymous said...

Loool I do ooo all the bloody time! Anu mpam!

Warri Gurl said...

Lol.. when people call me Wafi girl, i am very very proud oh. I think the problem is that people want to be so westernize that they fail to realize we all have tribes. What’s wrong with being igboitic.. I am a proud warri girl to the blood. I speak and teach my children pigin English in this western country

Anonymous said...

annonymous 6.15 pm pls shut up that hole in ur face that u caled a mouth, d igbo's in lagos are nt ashamed of there language but rather they are speaking yoruba cos all d yoruba's in lagos are so yorubatic that they dnt understand a single english and 60percent of people living in lagos are yoruba's so d igbos there cant do buisness well cos of d language issue cos all d yoruba's there dnt understand english wel, so u hv to learn yoruba to do good buisness wt them.thats y it seem all d igbo's in lagos speak yoruba,i was surprise d day i went to lagos market i hardly colect my complete change cos d yoruba woman i bought somthing frm dnt understand english i keep saying up y she keep saying down and did nt gv me my change complete and was even cliaming in yoruba that i wnt her to over pay me i was so ashamed so then i understand y every igbo in lagos try to learn and speak yoruba nt only igbo's alone ode but other tribes too,,stp covering up for ur yorubatic ofenmanu illitrate people,and pls go check d most educated people in dis country are igbo's,thank u.

Anonymous said...

Ten reasons i love the Ibo man:
1. Lowest rate of polygamy.
2. Highest rate of Christians
3. Ver industrious.
4. Sexually active
5. Most Likely to succeed
6. Lowest rate of divorce
7. They dont believe anyone should be King over another
8. They take care of their kids (born within and born without)
9. Most likely to speak their language in a foreign land
10. Most likely to give a stranger a smile.

IGBO KWENUUUUUUUUU

zoomzoomzoom said...

I thought the story was gonna be on aso-ebi....the picture is so not related to the story.

Anonymous said...

Ten reasons i love the Ibo man:
1. Lowest rate of polygamy.
2. Highest rate of Christians
3. Ver industrious.
4. Sexually active
5. Most Likely to succeed
6. Lowest rate of divorce
7. They dont believe anyone should be King over another (as all men are equal) wink *
8. They take care of their kids (born within and born without)
9. Most likely to speak their language in a foreign land
10. Most likely to give a stranger a smile.

IGBO KWENUUUUUUUUU
iFACT I MUST CONTINUE
11. Ibo men take care of their family members - especially their mothers
12. They will rather dress badlyand let their children wear clothes.
13. they insist on family time
14. They rarely eat outside.
15. They always find a way to survive.
16. If they give woman bele, dem go marry am! Kpam
17. If na boy dem go marry am faster!!! (ahahahahah)
18
IBO KWE ZWOONNNNNNNNU

THE PREACHER!!

Anonymous said...

I find it strange that some ppl r saying that it is a tribal topic, no its not. It is a fact of life that some Igbos are referred to as Igbotic or Jew men because of their appearance, manners and the way they talk.This is arrant nonsense. First of all, Igbo ppl that were born in Lagos for instance prefer to speak Yoruba, or are inclined to talk English with the Lagos Phoneee, even blend in with the Yorubas becos of what I call, cultural inferiority complex imposed on the Igbos after we lost the civil war.
This trend has even been carried over to our university campuses.The irony of it all is that the Igbos are the most enterprising human beings I have ever seen in my life,they call them the Jews of Africa. They are very industrious people, but extremely selfish and greedy! I live right here in Houston texas, all my buddies who are igbos have a Masters or PhD's including their wives. Again I see Chinese ppl ,Russians, and ppl frm all over the world freely communicating in their local dialect with relative ease.They are not ashamed to speak their tribal language in America at all.When some of my Igbo friends open their mouth here, u will think they were born right here in the U.S. and igbo ppl do not like to speak in their dialect except when they attend our local meetings.
The independence of the Igbo man and his beleif that a good education reflects in the way u speak English is what is causing this cultural inferiority complex.
The Yorubas I saw in London when I went for the olympics were blabbing away in their dialect and so noisy too, no qualms.So the Igbos need to imbibe in their children to be proud of their race and language.That is a the starting point.I met some igbo girls in Lagos last yr when I visited and I asked them where they were frm and they said Owerri, in Imo state. I said where precisely in Owerri and they were like where do u know? Then one of them said We r frm Orlu, then I got really mad and told them that Orlu and Owerri are not the same cities. Again u meet an igbo person frm Uzuakoli and u ask him where he is frm and he will say Umuahia! These r two different places. The reason they mention these major cities when u ask them were they are frm,is cos of the lack of self pride in the villages they come from and at the back of their mind, they dont want u to look at them as bush ppl.That is wrong!!!. Some Igbo ppl claim they r even from Lagos!!Igbos need to learn to be proud of their heritage and stop rubbing off on the yorubas or other tribes to feel a sense of belonging.This is especially true of the younger generation! As for me I AM PROUDLY IGBO. PHD COMPUTER SCIENCE!! NO BE BEANS!!!

Anonymous said...

TEN REASONS WHY I LOVE THE YORUBA MAN.
1. He has swagger
2. he insist that his kids must be educated.
3. He loves food with or without oil in it
4. He is a very good dancer
5. When they serve they serve well
6. They believe in leadership
7. More likely to destroy an enemy
8. They support their OWN
9. They are fashion-forward.
10. More likely to succeed in a planned environment
11. Good singers
12. More likely to hire a hardworking stranger over their lazy brothers.
13. Very handsome
14. Less likely to bleach (Not akala o, he is the exception)

ADUPE OOOOOOOO

THE PREACHER

Abena said...

I am a Ghanaian who's Nigerian friends always say I look like an igbo girl.(I'm fair,tall and endowed @ the right places)I would ask them how igbo's look like because it did come across as a look down on a certain ethnic group.
Well this post and the comment therein has educated me on the characteristics of an igbo person.
Would I be offended if I'm referred to as an igbo girl next time?
I don't think so,I think it quiet myopic and stupid to tag people.
Blacks cry hue and foul against racism by white,aren't we doing same here with the tag?

Anonymous said...

Seriously? Well, the Yoruba equivalent is probably what's called 'alata' or something...

The sage said...

Madam, is dis a war cry? Ur not helping matters. Besides did u notice that its actually igbos that use the term most?

Its good to be proud of your culture, I'm proud of mine, but to use it as a rallying call of misinformation is a disservice to younger generations.

The govt. was not headed by Awolowo. He was also not the only high ranking person in the govt.

Its funny ppl like u still hav the reservations of a war u were never part of; forced fed with d "Awolowo caused it, therefore yorubas are bad ppl" mantra. Still you do most of your business in yoruba environments and probably have ur most trusted allies as yorubas.

Pls take several seats.

Anonymous said...

Abeg leave story! If u ask me, I go say na Lindo disguise ask dis question bcos of the trashing wey igbo pple receive for the 7 year old girl slaughter. But no ask me, so I no go talk am:-)

Anonymous said...

Ur fada head there idiot! Awolowo sowed which seed? After ur bonga fish Zik sold him out? Abi una think say yoruba no get eye to see and brains to reason? Nansense! Abeg no let me talk here o. If I wan start e no dey gud o.
Even among igbos, do you love ur selves? In my compound, d four igbo families don't see eye to eye. Dey just drive in and out, no greeting.

Anonymous said...

Igbotic is for Igbos
Razzos is for Yorubas
Boko Haramites is for Hausas

The sage said...

Let me be plain with you. Your ignorance is innate. Its not personal, and. I mean no harm too. :)

Anonymous said...

Igbotic is for Igbos
Razzos is for Yorubas
Boko Haramites is for Hausas

Anonymous said...

U just a pest! Send an email jor mk we hear word! ITK! #rubbish#

Anonymous said...

You r so on point darling! Be proud of who u r! Whn d igbos where fighting, d yoruba's were busy buying d latest lace for parties! Yoruba's are so vain! #Lily C

Anonymous said...

Go on twitter, ibos can hate for d devil

Anonymous said...

Hahaha! Joke of d century. Pls siddon here __^| u can never be basket mouth. I have three igbo friends, the fathers of two of dem have 6 and 3 wives respectively. as for sex, hmmm...no let me talk go there. Igbo men are mostly closet or open door gay. Keep decieving urselves.
Intolerant people. You barely see igbo man marry from anoda tribe. Even when igbo men let their daughters marry from anoda tribe, d man MUST come from money or he must have knocked her up (which in sum cases they still refuse).
Lindiway I hope u r not waiting for an igbo man sha? Unless u like anal sex, look elsewhere sharp sharp.

Anonymous said...

Be careful about what? You pple shld learn a lil manners and humour

Anonymous said...

lol, funny..buh Yoruba pple behaving well...local are called Yorobists, igbos igbotic, hausa--abokis or mallams!they dnt just use the "tic"

Anonymous said...

Boy, una get time o....where is the one Nigeria now? These tribalism is getting too much o, get rid of it asap.......

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Anonymous said...

Dats so lame.

Anonymous said...

Lol this is ridiculous every tribe has its negatives no tribe is better than the other I'm married to a yoruba man here in the Us n he has friends from all tribes mentioned above all I can say is once u broadern ur verizons n travel more u come to embrace every culture instead of being stuck in the cavemen era lol but every country has its own dirt I guess n anon 8:15 all what u stated depends on an individual its not a matter of belonging to a certain ttibe#ignorance is bliss huh#

ebonyonline said...

@THE FRIENDAugust 29, 2012 4:55 PM...I swear na u make sense pass jare....##gbam##

amaka said...

my dear ders sumtin also kald yorubaish!!!

Anonymous said...

Wow I had a very fair judgement on this topic Linda did I strike a nerve?lol this is ridiculous in 2012 people are going on about this no tribe is better than the other once u broadern ur verizons n travel more ul learn to embrace all cultures to the rest of the world people see nigerians the same so unite instead of bashing one another I'm married to a yoruba man and he has friends from all the tribes mentioned above there's no cookie cutter when it comes to individuality everybody is different and who u are is far from tribalistic myths...if u are rich u made it coz of ur intellect not coz u had ur tribe name written on ur forehead n if ur dirty its simply gotta do with u not the rest of ur tribe so to place people in tribalistic corner does no justice for nobody...I guess its true ignorance is bliss huh#...Linda post my comment ooo

onye ndikelionwu said...

Ndi b'anyi ndewoo kwanu ooo.pls igbo pple b proud of ur culture.we let pple tell us how to go about our own culture.imagine dat I went 4 a beauty contest n bukola told me NKIRUKA to use anoda name dat the 1 I have already is as y'all say igbotic.alow me to tell her to change her name to shaneyney mhmm.@the sage don't come up here n show ur ignorance awolowo was the brain behind gowon's adminstration,gowon took his advice without really criticising it.that said.ndi igbo anyi most importantly those who feel that they have 2 coins to rub 2geda affluence does not mean all abt ur heritage is bad-teach ur kids the language,if u don't av money 4 villa tell ur kids in a better way not dat if they travell the uncle in d villa gaa gwotalu faa nsi no.our language is said to be extinct by 2050 n I'm sure we won't want that.kanyi suupuba asusu anyi bikonu.

Anonymous said...

They call Yorubas "ngbati ngbati" people. They call Hausas "Aboki". I don't see what the big deal is really. Personally, I don't talk that kind of talk but trying to get in the minds of people who do, I just think it's a national fun thingie. Don't take offence. We make fun of a lot of stuff. It's how we get by. People around the world make fun of especially the Asians too, particularly the Chinese. But look whose on the superpower runner up position now. Peace to everybody. Ola.

Anonymous said...

@anom 5.34pm u re a fool for calling the igbos stingy.. No wonder people like u like kidnapping. Y not go ask ur fellow delta or Edo to give u money. After an Igbo man would suffer, then u want to beg money. Take ur lazy ass and work. I know my self I am not trabalist. I love all tribes and I am igbos. But I hate it when u say we re stingy, coz we don't need to give u any money. We only account to our wives and kids.

Anonymous said...

Seriously developed countries r busy exploring what is in other planets and u ppl r here talking abt Igbotic,Ofe Mmanu or Aboki! Serious backwardness craze dey worry una, I swear.

Anonymous said...

for starters am igbo. this topic is sha tiring bt the thing is it depends on the person whose calling another person igbotic and also the person who is being called their mindset and environment. you cant expect a well trained or learned person to come out and say that guy is igbotic, its only people who r mayb frustrated in life n dont hv anything else to do rather than to peek into peoples lifestyle that can say he's igbotic and on the other hand, you dont expect someone who jst recently came under civilization to pretend n start forming british accent, its only probably because he's somewhere where there is to b a universal language like english that he speaks his english with d igbo accent in it. supposing this person ws in his place speaking his igbo language can u say the person hs igbotic igbo accent? n bsyds we are nt supposed to judge others if not u'll end up contradicting yourself thereby making ur ownself guilty too, so if leave people the way they are. Nigeria is already facing worse problems and the worst thing that can happen to us at this tym is racism.

Alicia says... said...

Bitch, take several seats! Igbo names are fine and everyone knows they. By the way, what group of people don't have an accent??, you have just down yourself to be nothing but a HATER.

Anonymous said...

You are a moron. You people keep saying yorubas are dirty. Its because ur generations come to stay in most of the south west states. Is it not sad that no other tribe come to your states??? Its easy to see the shortcomings of other tribes cus u people are everywhere. I am very sure if yorubas and hausas and the minorities start going to stay in the south east, they will see soo many terrible things and your way of life. Yorubas are untidy but the ibos smell a lot. In those days in delta state, we know an ibo man by his scent. Even during the civil war, the hausas were killing ibos through their scent....... Talk about being dirty!

chioma said...

Chioma said; I will love to be called IGBOTIC, because i can not be any thing else than Igbo woman, so wats up?

Anonymous said...

Well we know the igbos are industrous, it is what they do and how they go about it, when u say work hard, you should also add by hook or by crook. Who said the igbos are the most educated. Lol! Apart from other countries, all the schools in america and london, most of the Nigerians there are yorubas. People are not scared of you, its just that yorubas or rather other tribes are very tolerant. When people correct u guys u say they are jealous of you. You need to respect your host community. If nigeria should break up again, na una go loose again, your wealth, ur businesses and assets are in lagos. Remember u guys don't have ocean, u will forever be dependent on porthacourt and lagos to collect your goods! Go to ogun state and ibadan and see how ibos full there, not to talk of the south -south and north. But if every tribe is hating on you, don't u think there is somthing wrong? Many reasons why other tribes hate ibos,
Number 1: you people are soo loud and Crude.
Number 2: you people are too domineering. If they give u small chance, u want to take over everything, that's why the south-south hates u.
Number 3: you people are soo soo tribalistic. Its unbearable. The fact that u stay in a host community and all u do is insult the people of that community. Its terrible! I keep saying it, if u live and work in lagos, and all u do is insult yorubas, na molue go kill u
Number 4: what an igbo man will do for money.... Lord have mercy! That's what other tribes use against you! What u do to yourselves is crazy! Igbos are the most un-united tribe in Nigeria. U people never stand wiv one voice. Even if today u guys break away, u will be surprised that anambra will say they want to be on their own! Just watch
Number 5. You people are soo fucking proud. Again, lord have mercy. U always think u are the best. Very ethnocentric. It all boils down to money! Money doesn't mean u are better than anybody! Money does not remove illiteracy.
Number 6, you people have no respect what so ever for anybody. Not even ur parents. I don't blame u, ur parents send u to go and slave for an uncle in lagos instead of taking you to school. When such a kid becomes rich, how do u expect that child to respect their parents or anybody. When the parents neglected the child from a young age.
Lastly I keep wondering why u people place soo much emphasies on LIGHT SKIN, it seems been dark skin means dirty to you people. when my mum was getting married to my dad. Mind u am from delta. Her igbo friend told her that, why would my mum, a dark skinned woman go and marry a dark skinned man? Am talking about 35 years ago. And most igbos in my area, the couples are never ever ever ever 2 dark skinned people. One must be fair sha! Is it a crime to be black, does black equals dirtyness. I think u people are your own enemy. Nobody marginalises u people. You are your own problem. You guys need total re-orientation. Number one. Start by RESPECTING people. You are not above your host community. You are at the mercy of your host community. If people who are not Nigerians no about igbos and your ways then there is something wrong somewhere. If u think am lying go to china, germany, japan,indonesia. Its for real! Dont even mention america or london. Go to youtube and watch the crimes commited by nigerians and peoples comments. U will weep. Look at the statistics, all the countries where there are nigerian prisoners 80%, are igbos. Some names were published in the papers. I mean why won't people keep hating on you! Yorubas am coming for you too. Just wait!

Anonymous said...

Pls!!if u no lyk us and our igbo ethnicity abi igboticness!!Go hug trasnformer oo!those ppl pointn owt bad things about Igbos..lemmi nt evn strt wt u!imagine insultn sm1 4rm ur country..nigerianz are so low minded!very shallow..mchewww!I am an Igbo chick and am proud and wen am wf my frnds all dressed up and lukn hot..cz I knw we Igboz can lyk 2represent!we stl blast our Igbo any place anytym nd guess wat!cz of dah..many ppl lyk us and always hear dem mummur..dese d kynd of gals we lyk oo..dey dress fab..luk fab nd stl speak Igbo wf pride!if I dnt speak it..hu wl..Igbo Chick 4lyf!Ichoghi ya..ga gbuo onwe..ogula ka o ha m n'onu..ndewoonu!

Ikunkun Babbles said...

Abeg all this wahala is not peculiar to Naija....if you like scream and defend your tribe till you pop a blood vessel...Tribalism and Racism is innate in the human mind...we are always looking for ways to be better than the next person....I am a Yoruba girl....Funniest thing happened when my H factor reared its 'ugly' head in Chinese Mandarin class,hahaha...Na my mouth I gatz take explain to them that people who speak my language tend to put an H before words that start with vowels subconsciously....I wasn't ashamed one bit...in fact it made me unique, and

You should check out accent/culture wars in America, Among the Hispanics (being called Mexican is even deemed an insult o), Carribeans, Even the British and the Scotts....
If you are well traveled or have an open mind, Sh*t like this won't mean jack to you.....

Anonymous said...

Remnants of the hatred of the war

Anonymous said...

If igbos and Yoruba people dislike each other so much, what is the future for nigeria. Sad story. I have few Igbo friends but I don't trust them cos when dey re with their people u feel left out and they can sell u cos there desperation for money. Igbo people re extremely tribalistic and it is sad but that d world we live in. Let them keep rocking their ugly shoes. Even an Igbo friend told me ''where u see this Igbo shoe' cos I wore and old knock abt out. Funny and delusional people, that y dey can never be president.

Anonymous said...

Igbos must get over this victim mentality. All tribes are called various names and are insulted. And this is a very divisive topic.

dmj said...

i'm Yoruba but from all my interactions with people from different tribes and ethnicities....the fiercest tribal prejudice is exhibited by Ibos and Yorubas alike.

So what's ur problem? be anything '...tic'.

Anonymous said...

Am an igbo boi but spend my whole lyf in d west only 2 finally av my university in d east. I undastand igbo buh cant speak fluently. I can speak conc yoruba nd am so ashamed of dat. I wud give anytin in dis world 2 make my igbo "IGBOTIC". I dnt mind if my english contain igbo accent. Av been inspired nd wud make sure my children promote our fore fathers heritage nd culture. Linda i beg u post my comment
IGBO KWENU!

Anonymous said...

Shatttap der!! Wot do u mean by saying,dt der r more igbotic ppl out der dan yoroubatic?? R u high??kip quiet if u dnt have smth meanigful to say!!

livia said...

the chinese or lebanese or oda non english countries, when they speak, nobody sees it as unusual. then in naija, if someone speaks english with his mother tongue assent, its called razz, why not call people who learn to speak oda countries assent as razz. i believe we should learn to embrace our culture in what ever we do. cos no matter when u go in life or what possition u reach, u will always and forever be a yoruba, igbo or hausa person. dos dat call is razz r people with serious inferiority issues dat they think they have to speak or act a certain way to be accepted by society.

Anonymous said...

hahaha

Anonymous said...

hahaha

Anonymous said...

if you want to experience YORUBATIC, go to Ibadan.

Anonymous said...

i dont think its only ibo people that are labelled igbotic, the word 'razz' is usually synonymous with yoruba people, so i dont think there is any tribalism involved..hipsy

wini syno speaks said...

proudly Igbo all d way, all those commenting trash about Igbos sit down and check ur own short-comings then u will see that yours is worse than ours, Ndi Yoruba obu nsi ere ogiri. I love my tribe so much

Anonymous said...

@ anonymous 5.04
what about the igbo's dat call bread....bled,rubber.... lobber e.t.c.mind u,every tribe get thier accent just be proud of where u come from.a Yoruba man will never claim another man's village but some people from other tribes will do otherwise!

Anonymous said...

@ anonymous 5.04 what about igbo's dat call bread....bled.rubber...lobber,executive......axecutive.e.tcJust be proud of where u come from,every tribe have thier accent.A yoruba man will never claim another man's village but some peolpe from other tribe's will do.

Anonymous said...

All y'all shld apply #SimpleLogic......Igbos eat fufu n garri, which makes dem look thick and stout, hence Igbo-thick or #Igbotic, Hausas eat Kilishi, hence #Hausaish, den d Yorubas they occupy the gr8ter portion of d urbanized regions in 9ja, hence #Yorubanized......#NowYouknow *wink* .......~Troll Level 9000~ says so via BBTimid5

Anonymous said...

All y'all shld apply #SimpleLogic......Igbos eat fufu n garri, which makes dem look thick and stout, hence Igbo-thick or #Igbotic, Hausas eat Kilishi, hence #Hausaish, den d Yorubas they occupy the gr8ter portion of d urbanized regions in 9ja, hence #Yorubanized......#NowYouknow *wink* .......~Troll Level 9000~ says so via BBTimid5

Anonymous said...

nawa o, some people need to go back to school, all these wrong grammer and error fit give person headache, abeg opt for broken if u cant speak the correct thing....

Anonymous said...

But some igbos like to collect o! Without giving back. One of my colleagues go chop my full bottle of groundnut finish any time I buy, but when he has groundnut and I ask him, always story.... Its remaining small, I want to eat it... That's the stingyness people associate with igbo people.

Anonymous said...

Igbos - Igbotic
Hausas - Aboki
Yorubas - Ofe Mmanu

Anonymous said...

@ August 30, 2012. 3.29 and 6.58
You guys said it all. my point is all tribe has accent, nobody is born better than other. no offence if u say am yorubatic bc i school in Delta state and serve in Nasarawa state. my friends do yab me with my accent wen i was in 100 level but now i speak like warri gal.

Anonymous said...

"There are more ibotic people than yorubatic people"? Yh right. I'm not Ibo but that shit just pisses me off. Was at a friend's wedding on saturday(Ibo girl) getting married to an Ibo guy and I had 3 yoruba friends around me and they kept saying stuff like "GOSH THIS WEDDING IS SO IBOTIC". Wouldn't it have been weird if it was yorubatic. KSA and Shina Peters playing all thru at their weddings is cool, but Ibos do same with their own music and its yorubatic. So disgusting. Tribalism in this country is such a shame. WE SHOULD ALL BE PROUD OF OUR INDIVIDUAL CULTURES AND RESPECT AND ADMIRE OTHERS ALSO.

Anonymous said...

If truth must be told, it is only the Igbo who were not affected by outside cultural influences before the coming of the European. Hausa culture was "Arabicalised" while Yoruba culture had a lot of influences from Benin Republic, Ghana and Togo. Igbos are the only tribe among the majors that is indigenous to Nigeria. You find Hausas and Fulanis and Yorubas in other West African countries. Herein lies the root of the concept Igbotic or what culture advocates will call Negritude. The attitude of being true to ones culture and values.

Anonymous said...

The pic shows igbo women dancing hence they look igbotic. Weldone jare linda, i love u muchos xx

Alicia says... said...

AMEN!!!! You are making too much sense

Alicia says... said...

Then let my people go, bitch!

Anonymous said...

@ anonymous 5.04

Anonymous said...

igbo call yoruba razz why e dey pepper una for body if they call u igbotic,just be proud of where u come from.A yoruba man will never claim another man's village.For those abusing yoruba what about igbo's dat call rubber... lobber,radio....ladio,,,,every tribe get accent shikena!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 3:29. There are two things involved, its either a hot igbo gal/guy dissed u or ur one of the unfortunate unemployed nigerians, bt its ait I'll leave my comment at dis cos i understand ur pain n need 2 let it out on sumtin.

Anonymous said...

I don't know about all of you but I am proud of being a full blooded nwa afo Igbo.Being igbotic is a huge compliment because it means that I am representing my culture to the max.Ka Chineke Mezie okwu

Anonymous said...

All ill say is, im igbo nd have referred to some as igbotic, same with the ofe mmanus. For hausa peeps i really don't associate with them cos they are never around me (pri,sec,uni) never just had them around.....That's true, I dont have any hausa friend, hmmmm not good at all

Anonymous said...

I'm very disappointed in how unexposed some of these readers sound. Forums like this are open for such discussions. Linda doesn't have to take it down just 'cos you find it uncomfortable. You don't have to be rude about leaving a comment. It was/is a rather interesting statement. Funny enough, the word "igbotic" may have even originated from the Igbos: a word to degrade certain types of Igbos. Either way, each person in life must learn to be himself or herself. What would the world be like if everyone started ACTING so Western...

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