Obi of Onitsha

The Obi of Onitsha is the traditional leader of Onitsha, Anambra State, southeast Nigeria. The post of the Obi is recognized by the state and federal governments of Nigeria, and the Obi himself is seen as a representative of the people of Onitsha to the state and federal levels of government. The current Obi is His Majesty Igwe Nnaemeka Alfred Ugochukwu Achebe.[1]

Photo of the current Obi of Onitsha; His Royal Majesty, Igwe Alfred Achebe in his white regalia.
Photo of the current Obi of Onitsha; His Royal Majesty, Igwe Alfred Achebe in his white regalia.

List of Onitsha sovereignsEdit

  • (Eze) Chima (Mid-16th century)
  • Oreze (16th–17th century)
  • Chimaevi (17th century)
  • Chimukwu (17th century)
  • Chimaezi (17th century)
  • Nafia (17th century)
  • Tasia (17th century)
  • Eze Aroli (17th–18th century)
  • Chimedie (18th century)
  • Omozele (18th century)
  • Ezeolisa (18th century)
  • Ijelekpe (18th–19th century)
  • Udogwu (C. 1820)
  • Akazue (1840–1873)
  • Diali (1873–1874)
  • Anazonwu (1874–1899)
  • Samuel Okosi (1901–1931)
  • James Okosi (1935–1961)
  • Joseph Okwudili Onyejekwe (1962–1970)
  • Ofala Okechukwu Okagbue (1970–2001)
  • Alfred Achebe (2002–present)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Biography/Profile/History Of The 21st Obi of Onitsha, Anambra State "Igwe Nnanyelugo Alfred Nnaemeka Achebe" – Daily Media". dailymedia.com.ng. Archived from the original on 2017-10-04. Retrieved 2017-04-22.