A Critique On Edo Culture



A Critique On Edo Culture


By Duke Wellington

"A culture that does not evolve with time and civilization will never improve and remain stagnant. Every culture changes with time. changes that is always lead by the younger generation. In my opinion this is what the Edo culture lacks the most. For example for generations we've been experts in bronze casting and arts, how have we improved on these skills? What have we discovered or invented to export that can better lives all over the world? As much as it is important to maintain our unique culture, we should also examine it carefully to discard what's imperfect about it. Instead of dwelling in history we should be thinking about the future and the future generations, give the youth a voice and a chance to lead us. The elders need to stop stymying the young people so they can feel free of mental slavery and not be timid when they mix with others. This is the way we can satisfy the need to produce critical thinkers amonst ourselves. What else can we be proud of other than our history? Why can't we even improve our environment?" :-  

(Culled from a comment at The Unique Culture of Edo People on facebook...http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-unique-CULTURE-OF-EDO-PEOPLE/3607...)


Response By Uwagboe Ogieva


"Good questions Duke Wellington, the core of your approach is for the general well being, growth and development of Edo people and nation (Home and away) and answers range from Education, industrialization, economy, politics (government), culture, language and spirituality including a national vision for future excellence of Edo youths and children yet unborn. Edo history is ok and thanks to our ancestors.. Agree Edos are face with modern challenges ranging from modern science and technology, best exploration of their natural, mineral and human resources, including effects of imported moral values, culture, Christian religious indoctrinations, and western academic cultures. ok, in your own view and ideology: How do you suggest Edo people achieve these enormous task of mental and physical development, considering the position they are now in the body politics of Nigeria and in diaspora? How do Edos get the best of their unique culture to open a new revelation to future civilization? I thank you?


April 21, 2011






We are EDO people (Edo n'uzomo). If that fact cannot be changed, then every other thing should be left the EDO way”. The language, tradition/culture mode of worship & dressing, ceremonies, festivals and anything that identifies us as Edo people and not otherwise must be proudly upheld, embraced, promoted and not to be abandoned or replaced by a foreign concepts!



Ovbiebo Elizabeth Patience:


Wat if its pulling us back from everi tin gud. D beads can stay wit d traditinal wedding attire evri orda tin shud go



Osazee Omonuwa:

Pulling us back, how? and what pulls us back?




Ojeme Sandra Uwaila:

If u realy no d bini culture,u should no dat if no been modernize unlike dos days wen d oba would ve to kil his mother before attending d throne.my dear go any where in d world my culture,bini culture is d best,its does not pul back anything.dis is my innocient opinion wats urs?



Myk Edo:


Every other thing including DRESSING? Funny!





@ Myk Edo, yes our mode of dressing, what is funny about that?



Myk Edo:

@Admin, be sincere what are you wearing right now or when last did you dress the Edo way apart from important ceremonies/occasions like marriages?




@ Ovbiebo Elizabeth, sorry, no aspect of Edo indigenous way is pulling us back rather the act of claiming who we are not, the derailment from our original way is what pull us back.



Irabor Osarogie Purr:

Igue festival especially d bini language is gradually becoming a shadow of itself all because of modern (western culture) civilization......




@ Myk, the point is where and when possible, even if it means in our everyday life we should try dress the Edo way. For those in diaspora, we all know the weather does not permit us to dress that way,but most proud ones do whenever the we...ather permits and that is my simple point.I have loads of traditional clothings , and i proudly wear it not only in special occasions but also casually especially when the weather permits.See More



Osaretin Erhunmwunse:

It is a nice house.


George Ogbebor:

You see,you all can say whatever you want to say about Edo,Edo will always be Edo,cause the real Edos knows what it means to be Edo.Last time I check they was Edo befor B.c and A.c and no matter what is going on will are still the best.


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