Ibeku is a nation that is made up of seven sub-clans (Egwu-Asaa). These seven sub-clans are each made up of communities that themselves are composed of a cluster of villages having the same culture, custom, Igbo language, tradition, and heritage. The structure can be arranged literally, even if simplistically, as follows starting from the base.
Ibeku has one Eze called THE “Ogurube Ibeku”. Ibeku is made up of seven [asaa] brothers called Egwu. Thus the name “Ibeku Egwu Asaa”.
The Ibeku new yam festival (iri ji) is characterized by the showcasing of the rich cultural values of Ibeku land with specialist emphasis on developing and sustaining the culture of Igbo people.
The 7 Clans that Makes up the Ibeku Kingdom in Umuahia
These are the names of the seven clans, and their villages in Umuahia that makes up Ibeku:
2. Afara Ukwu
- Ohokobe na Umuokeyi
- Umuohu Azueke
These are the seven clans (egwu asaa) and their respective villages that make up the Ibeku Kingdom in Umuahia, Abia State, Nigeria.