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PEOPLE OF OGWASHI - UKWU
OGWASHI-UKWU:
is one of the very popular ancient kingdoms of the old bendel state, now delta state; it was the divisional headquarters of the defunct asaba division. Ogwa-nri metaphorized to Ogwa-nshi which is presently known today as ogwashi- ukwu meaning "palace of the great king". The people of ogwashi ukwu speak enuani language -which is an igbo dialect. We are referred to as delta igbo by others. Ogwashi-ukwu is the headquarters of aniocha south local government area of delta state, a famous community with over 200,000 of her indigenes spread across the globe. the traditional ruler of this great kingdom is called obi; and the reigning king today is His Majesty, Professor Chukwuka

Aninshi Okonjo, The Agbogidi, Agbugbo Nwaezenshi - Ogwanshi-Ukwu. The people of Ogwashi Uku were predominantly peasant farmers,and craftsmen but most of the natives have since diversified into so many disciplines as they got exposed to modern education. At present, the town has produced so many scholars in so many walks of life. Ogwashi Ukwu was originally comprised of 9 federating quarters called Ogbes ( Ebo Iteneni) with Ikelike Quarters as the chief quarters, hence Okpala-Ikelike of Ogwashi Ukwu. These initial federating units are :
(1) Ikelike - (First Settlers)
(2) Azungwu - ( The Warrior's)
(3) Umudei
(4) Ogbe Ubu
(5) Ogbe Aho/Ogbe Ani
(6) Agidiase
(7) Agidiehe
(8) Ogbe Umu Okwuni and
(9) Ogbe Ihago
Ogwashi –Ukwu has produced ICON''s, captains of industries recognised and acknowledged locally and Internationally, and some of them include but not limited to:

  • AMBASSADOR RALPH UWECHUE
    Leader of Ohaneze Ndi Igbo

  • DR NGOZI OKONJO IWEALAH
    MD World Bank

  • DR CHRIS UWAJE
    President Institute of Software Practitioners of Nigeria

  • CHIEF GEORGE UWECHUE (SAN)
    President Body of Benchers

  • PROF OGWUDE
    Former Vice-Chancellor of the Federal University of Technology, (FUTO) Owerri
  • PROF ISIEKWE
    An accomplished Dental Surgeon at the University of Lagos(UNILAG)

  • AUSTIN JAY-JAY OKOCHA
    World Famous Football Star

  • PETER BUNOR
    A Nollywood Actor of Repute

  • FRANK OSODI
    An International Award Winning Fashion Designer
  • AUGUSTINA NKEM NWAOKOLO
    A 2010 Gold Medalist from The Common Wealth Games in Delhi
  • PETER KONYEGWACHIE
    World Famous First Nigerian Boxer to Win Gold Medalist at the 1984 Olympics
    To mention but a few.
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