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Eurasiatic intellectual tyranny in Nigeria and across Black Africa

There is a persistent intellectual, cultural and spiritual slavery among Original Africans, the Niger-Congo ethnolinguistic, despite the breaking of our physical chains of slavery many years ago. Academic and cultural leaders are forced to stick to the historical version of their Abrahamic colonizers.

You won’t believe the pressure placed on the Ooni of Ife, the Supreme cultural and spiritual leader of Yorubas, the largest and most prosperous group, simply for publicly admitting the obvious cultural and genetic linkage between Yoruba and Igbo, backed with DNA evidence and oral history. The professors called from home and abroad querying why he deviated from the Pan Tribalism standalone version. When ASHE Foundation quoted the Obi of Onitsha statement that Igbo at a point in time was in Ife, as Igbo originated from Ife since there was no evidence of coming from elsewhere, the palace as well as other Ezes were attacked by Eurocentric scholars for ‘subjecting or selling out’ to Yorubas and departing from the European induced Pan tribalism Waka Alone version.

When DNA figures and the well accepted Bantu Migration Theory was present to the Royal Court of Aku Uka of Wukari, the cultural center of Kwararafa Confederacy, now known as the Middlebelt, it was disheartening to realize that despite the evidence giving the Jukun wider cultural relevance all the way to South Africa, the royal Court had to stick to the official standalone version of coming from the Middle East. Also, the Igalas royal Court would rather be tied to Egypt Pharaohs and glamor of pyramids that started just five to ten thousand years ago than proudly be identified as the world’s second oldest group. They and other Original Africans would rather be number 124 to Oyinbo that just evolved less than 8,000yrs ago than for them to be number 2 to Yoruba or their neighboring tribe that evolved 50,000yrs ago. Whereas if they dare make those claims in public in Egypt or Israel, they would be stoned.

The global comparative DNA study showed the highest DNA value to be Yorubas 93.2% followed by Igala 93.1%, Igbo 92%, Gwari 89.5%, Kongo 90.7% as the figures fall as you move down to South Africa. The Original African groups started 87,000 years, created the world’s first religion and knowledge bank, spread civilization out of Niger-Benue Valley to the Nile Valley, with the first king called Ori in Ethiopia in 4470BC before going down to build the pyramids in Egypt, spreading civilization based on Ifa all the way to Southern China.

Yes we Original Africans whose language was still very much the same built Egypt but we and human civilization evolved from the Southern Nigerian coast.

Now instead of the core of Original African civilization of South and Middlebelt coming together to proudly uplift their culture, they point to Ethiopia Afroasiatic Christianity that overthrew Ifa, and point to Egypt as their origin. This is a case of the old calling the young Baba because of his big car and wallet. This poverty mentality in our culture is the foundation of our poverty mentality in all aspects of life especially in politics, whereby instead of building our own Original African powerbase on our cultural linkages, we prostitute ourselves to the Northern Afroasiatic civilization for power.

The question is why do we act in this self hating self destructive divisive way, and the answer lies in Karl Marx Social Reproduction Theory that shows that generational failure is keyed into our institutions, especially those created and guided by our oppressors and colonizers and their local agents.

There is continued institutional pressure on our cultural and academic leadership to stick to what their ‘ancestors’ claimed starting from the 1500s European disruptions, and erase from our memories tens of thousands of years of history before then.

A Eurocentric historic version was crafted and institutionalized by European academicians in the 1800s to justify the enslavement and inhuman treatment of Black Africans by whitewashing the Original African civilization and our contributions to human civilization. Their fellow Abrahamic cultural imperialists, the Arabic imperialists and their clerics, had started the cultural disorientation in Bornu from around 1000BC, then in Daura in 1400s when the labelled all Original Africans as Banza Bakwai, eventually leading to the lost of the Original African cultural identity across the Northern Nigeria and the wider Sahel, turning the people into Afroasians.

The European exploitation of Original Africans was not only limited to our physical slavery and toiling on American plantations, but exploitation of our cultural and knowledge bank. Our knowledge of medicine and vaccination that formed the foundations of modern Western medicine was stolen through Maximus, a West African slave, by his master Cotton Maher that used the gleaned knowledge to write America’s first scientific book, The Christian Philosopher. Like with this theft that started the scientific approach to medicine, all aspects of Original African knowledge was converted, exploited without compensation or even mere acknowledgement. Infact a few hundreds years later, their Eurocentric African scholars saw to the banning of the Soponna cult.

Abrahamic history and academia set out to denigrate Original African knowledge and history across Africa to bred cultural disorientation and political disunity. They prevented the dissemination of our true and full history that linked the continuum of dialects that form the Niger Congo ethnolinguistic family. Instead they made all African history to be linked to the Middle East or Eastern half of Africa. They focused on archeological evidences that was not universal in application due to the acidic rainforests and moving sand dunes of West Africa that dissolved Skeletons or buried them too deep. Therefore incapable of providing a comparative analysis of all ethnic groups history.

Despite all conventional studies show that no tribe jumped over others and went to settle a thousand miles away with no cultural relationships. Pan Tribalism was fostered with the Waka Alone historical accounts that blinded Original Africans to their strategic cultural partners needed to free the Original African civilization. Without a strong united political platform based on Original African cultural linkages, Original Africans could only stand on foreign exploitative powerbases that made them sell out their people to advance their political careers and fatten their pockets.

In the Churches, enlightened clergymen that rightly understood the Original African cultural sphere were hounded out. In academia, professors and academicians could only progress if they pushed the Eurocentric perspective, and earned additional income through research grants sabbatical studies and invitations to conferences. They were the Vanguard of White supremacy and the disorientation of Original African culture. They pushed nonsensical thesis that Original Africans had no history, philosophy or history before the advent of the European.

Western and Islamic foundations continue to pump financial and media resources to empower their cultural enslaved scholars to carry out intellectual tyranny to promote their defeatist and divisive perspectives. This is a problem that can’t be resolved with demonstrations or protests, but with money. Original African leadership have to pump funds into Afrocentric scholarship. Who pays the piper dictates the tune.

Over $2.7b dollars was invested into the Human Genome Project which researched the complete human tree and out genetic relations. At its inception, it was believed that it would reveal the oldest ethnic group, but when it was found out that Yoruba and the Original African civilization evolved in Southern Nigeria, Christian scientists insisted that the results shouldn’t be released because it would shake mainstream beliefs systems of Christianity/Islam. It was much later that we heard snippets of information of the racist leadership of the study conducted under Francis Collins. It became obvious that they won’t be using their billions to fund an Original African cultural revolution away from the Waka Alone mode to that of a united Africa that could repel Abrahamic cultural imperialism.

Original Africans need to not only invest in research but also media propagation. Rather than run from confrontations and let the cultural disunity continue to arrest our economic and political advancement, ASHE Foundation following 20yrs of research has decided to put up the One Billion Naira Eden Challenge to encourage those who have contrary DNA evidence to those stated above to step forward to resolve it once and for all. ASHE Foundation board of trustees board is composed of all the paramount monarchs of all major Original African ethnic groups, so we are assured of fair play.

An Ife-Kwararafa spirit essential to global Black ascendancy

The greatest mental blockage of an Original African is the definition of his identity by foreign cultural platforms.

Yoruba, the word that defines the largest original African group, is an Afro-Arabic word. The Yoruba word for Black, Dudu, has been equated to excreta in English.

Jukun is an Hausa word meaning person, while the great multicultural empire, Kwararafa was a Hausa collective term for a coalition of Original African ethnicities that extended from Cross River to Southern Kaduna.

The Kwararafa peoples united under the cultural and spiritual leadership of the Aku Uka of Wukari, to challenge the advance of Islamic imperialists and slavery raids by attacking Zaria, Kano, Katsina and Bornu Islamic citystates.

Before the advent of Afro-Asiatic cultural platforms, Black Africans shared the same cultural foundations and identity.

The world’s first family evolved in the Ife Forest Reserves, as those now labelled Yoruba diverged into Igala, who diverged into Nupe, Igbo and Idoma to form the Volta-Niger linguistic family, whose social organization was articulated by the same Original African information retrieval system aka Afa-Ifa-Iha-Efa.

Over time around the Niger and Benue Rivers confluence, the original Africans cultural melting pot evolved into the Benue-Congo ethnolinguistic family. Jukun, whose Original African name is Apa, is a combination of the Yoruba, Igala, Idoma, Nupe, Igbo and others during the Nok civilization.

This lingua franca, the Jukuniod family that covered Cross River to Southern Kaduna and Bornu, spread up the Benue River into Cameroon to form the Beti-Pahuin family, then down River Sangha through Gabon into Ugbangi-Kongo River basins, to spread to the Rift Valley area, where they became the Marshariki Bantus that spread throughout East and Southern Africa.

The Original African cultural platform that spread out of Ife and the Southern rainforests into Nok grassland civilization continued to Lake Chad’s Sao civilization that connected to the Lower Nile civilizations of Egypt and Ethiopia into Southern Asia.

However, original African geopolitical experience changed from around 2000BC when Euro-Asians came out of the Central Asian mountains caves with metal weapons to overwhelm and rollback Original African cultural platforms through Egypt down to Lake Chad Sao civilization.

The Sao civilization of the Sara people, overwhelmed by the influx of Northern Berber immigrants, withered and transformed into the Kanem, which later expanded further to the west of Lake Chad into Bornu empire, forcing Original Africans southwards.

The insidious advance of Afro-Asian cultural imperialism that destroyed and obscured Original African cultural and sociopolitical structures was a slow process best highlighted with 250yr Oya trends.

Arabic cultural imperialism starts with a mosque thats created to cater to foreigners, but insidiously spreads over the first 250yrs (Bornu 750AD, Hausa 1000AD, Oyo 1500AD) after which it takes over political leadership and discards Original African institutions (Bornu 1000AD, Hausa 1250, Oyo/Ilorin 1770), then lastly leads a local brand of Islamic imperialism (Bornu 1250, Hausa/Nupe 1500, Oyo/Tinubu 2007 Northern Alliances?). Every 250yrs original African structures not well rooted and protected were blown further afield by the winds of Oya.

The primary motivation for the Afro-Asiatic imperialists is economic – Original African resources and slaves. Starting from a single mosque, overlooked due to the traditional Original African tenets of freedom of worship, Afro-Arabic cultural imperialism spreads till it reaches a critical mass of the population that can be influenced with moralist propaganda to overthrow the true leadership.

The Afro-Asiatic influences were to infiltrate the Northwestern population center through Daura to capture the Hausa citystates that practiced and was organized around Bori, the Original African state religion.

This is captured in the Bayajidda myth whereby the Sakin, snake, is killed and the Daurama, the Hausa Bori queen is married to an Afro-Arabic conqueror.

The Original African cultural and sociopolitical leadership is demonized and a new creed is instituted against cultural norms, rights and liberties painted as evil. The original African history is whitewashed and a new Afro-Asiatic version of history that devalues the essence of the Original African is institutionalized and imbued into the collective consciousness.

Daura, being on the Northern caravan route between Upper Niger (Mali/Songhai empires) and Bornu empire, became the source of the new Hausa Afro-Asiatic cultural identity, while Gobir to its West was the Hausa boundary citystate against Songhai. Kano was a major caravan junction, where goods from Lower and Upper Niger met, while Zaria launched slave raids into original African territories of central Nigeria.

The unconverted Hausa called the Maguzawa and other Original Africans of the former Nok civilization fled from the Islamized centers of Bornu, Kano and Katsina. The Islamists were to ransack Oyo on River Niger and Kwararafa in the Benue Valley in the early 1500s, which required new strategies to counter and stop the advance of Islamic imperialism.

The Oyo Royal court that moved to Igboho after the Nupe invasion, was to return to Oyo Ile with a more militarist approach that saw the creation of Aare Ona Kakanfo military structure and use of Calvary.

The Original Africans along the River Benue tributaries and rivers that rise from the Jos highlands to water the vast central Nigerian grasslands, collectively known as the Kwararafa, moved their capital to Wukari, a better strategic fort.

In addition to the leopard totem used across Southern and Central Nigeria, the crocodile was a totem from Adamawa to River Kaduna. The word Kaduna means crocodile.

The Benue-Congo family under the cultural leadership of Aku Uka waged war against the Islamists, but unfortunately the older Volta-Niger family lost its way with questionable alliances and waged war within itself. Oyo was to strike alliances for the supply of horses for its new cavalry army from the North, while ignoring the insidious effect of Islamic cultural imperialism within its territory.

Ooni of Ife is the spiritual leader of the Volta Benue family, as Oranmiyan an Ife Prince had set up the royal lineages of Benin and Oyo, while the Igala that diverged into Nupe and Igbo accept Yoruba linkages.

However, the cultural unity and identity of the world’s first family, the Volta-Benue ethnolinguistic family began to unravel due to growth of the sister empires, Oyo and Benin, and their questionable alliances.

The first Church was established around 1506 in Benin, the greatest rainforest Black empire, and around 1506 the first mosque was setup in Oyo, Yorubas frontier empire, resulting over the next 250yrs sociopolitical and cultural implosion.

The Benin amicable welcome of European Jesuits and traders in 1480s, took a drastic turn when demand for slaves increased with Colombus ‘discovery’ of the Americas. Though Benin expelled and banned Europeans for 100yrs, the Volta-Niger subregion was plunged into slaves for arms anarchy, which made Oyo to expand towards the sea, contesting with Dahomey, Allada, Benin and others.

Instead of Oyo Empire pushing northwards to curtail Afro-asiatic imperialists, it ignored the insidious Islamization of its territories as mosques spread to Iwo and beyond. Although Afro-Asiatic influences also took root in Kwararafa, the original African focus was to wage retaliatory attacks on foreign strongholds of the Islamists.

The neglect of the insidious Afro-Asiatic influences in Oyo led to the corruption of the Aare Ona Kakanfo military structure and the fall of Oyo to Jihadists in Oyo Ile and Ilorin. Though Yorubas briefly united to defeat and stop the advance of Fulani Jihadists around Oshogbo, Yorubas fell into greater disunity as the fight for political supremacy continued instead of retaliatory attacks against the North like the Kwararafa.

Kwararafa eventually fell and was broken apart after continuous pressure from Bornu and later Fulani Jihadists. Adamawa and the Gongola riverbasin was taken and placed under a new Fulani inspired emirate, Muri. Kwararafa also faced pressure from Tiv, new migrants from the Cameroun mountains, probably caused by the European inspired slave trade on the Calabar coast.

With hindsight, the original African heartland would have stood a better chance if the Ife Volta-Benue family had joined the Kwararafa peoples in repelling the advance of Afro-Arabic imperialism. It was the Original African alliance that prevented the Bornu Islamic empire and Fulani Jihadist from crossing river Benue to the South to create an emirate like it was done in Ilorin.

Despite Oyos military machinations and alliances with the Islamists and White colonists, it became the greatest loser of people and land, allowing the Fulani Jihadists take more original African territory in just a few centuries than Bornu could in the East over a thousand years. The Yoruba infighting led to the longest Civil War, stopped only by the British colonization.

Unfortunately, the lessons have not been learnt in the new British colonial design, Nigeria.

The African independence movement was fought on two platforms – Pan Africanist and Pan Arabic. Though the Pan Africanist movement was made up mainly by Original Africans (Niger-Congo ethnolinguistic) groups and was more effective than the Pan Arabic movement, the Pan Africanist movement broke up with infighting among the Volta-Benue groups – Yorubas and Igbos, while the Pan Arabic group remained united and favorites of the British colonists aiming for indirect rule.

The Pan Arabic group was to win power and control Nigeria because the Original African pan Africanists that accounted for 70% didn’t have a well articulated cultural identity and platform.

The Yorubas, Edo and Igbos basically lost their original African cultural identity and need to trace their last common ancestors to Ife and unify their knowledge banks and cultural platforms. The Igalas, the Original African crossroads, must strive to unite the Yoruba, Nupe, Igbo, Idoma and Jukuns, while Jukuns, the gateway to Africa, must strive to reignite the Kwararafa spirit, especially across the Middlebelt, first by restarting the Puje, the annual celebrations of all Kwararafa monarchs.

The paramount kings must lead the movement, cultural revolution, by clearly stating our cultural origins and linkages, tallying them with genetic and other scientific evidence.

To free Original Africans from mental and cultural slavery, original African monarchs, our cultural custodians, must spell out a well articulated original African cultural platform on which politicians, economists, doctors, engineers and other professionals can build an original African perspective in their professional sphere.

The lack of an original African cultural platform has led to the waste of our traditional knowledge banks and inability to adopt foreign technologies properly. It has led to our poor work ethic,anti social attitudes and feelings of alienation in existing political systems. It is said, ‘Give me a place to stand, (a platform) and I will move the world’. This applies to every aspect of our existence although the political and economic realms are the more obvious.

An original African platform is lacking at the national negotiations table dominated by Fulani Islamists and Western colonists, because the cultural leadership and intelligentsia have failed to provide an original African platform to arm our politicians with a narrative tying origins, linkages and aspirations, in the absence of which they operate as selfish free agents.

The same appies in the medical field, where the lack of a robust Original African platform on herbs and medical procedures is absent. Also, we fall for propaganda and mental slavery because we don’t understand the original African concept on information confused with the wrong equation with Esu and Devil.

So the Ooni, Obi, Attah, Jaja, Aku Uka, Ochi’Idoma and others need to come together as fathers of our cultural identities and teach us the truth of our cultural origins and linkages, instead of leaving us to be labelled by jaundiced foreign perspectives as bastards, Banza Bakwai, Niggers or whatever name given to those who lack home training of their culture.

This spirit of cultural information, unity and direction is aptly known as the Ife Kwararafa spirit. This is the spirit that will take over the destiny of Nigeria and the Black Race and steer us to global Black ascendancy.

Charity they say begins at home.