- Recently, news went viral that some 40 students of Morehouse College, Atlanta USA arrived in Nigeria on a cultural tour of three cities
- It was also reported that the students said they traced their roots to the Igbo ethnic nationality in Southeast Nigeria
- Now, an interesting video shared on Instagram by Morehouse College has shown the student performing an Igbo song in Enugu
The students are on a cultural tour in Nigeria during which they will be visiting three cities in the country.
Obi Dimkpa by Laz Ekwueme
It was recently reported in the media that 40 of the students said they traced their DNA to the Southeast of Nigeria. They equally took Igbo names at a ceremony in Enugu.
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The latest video which was shared on Instagram by the Morehouse College shows the students performing "Obi Dimkpa", a song written by HRH, Igwe Lazarus Ekwueme, the monarch of Oko in Anambra state.
The performance was preceded by a scintillating Oja by Gerald Eze. The crowd went wild during the show.
Sharing the video, the college wrote:
"The Morehouse College Glee Club’s performances excite crowds as they continue their tour through Nigeria, commemorating the 50th anniversary of their first tour on the continent of Africa."
Watch the video below:
Instagram users react
"So awesome. Love to see us connecting with the diaspora."
"Igbo to the world."
"This was dope! Igbo Kwenu."
"This is awesome! Can we know what language this is in?"
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"I love when we can take students to the motherland!! Great job as usual Glee Club."
"Obi dimkpa! Chei I’m welling up here."
"This makes my heart smile. Thank you all for representing!"
American students take Igbo names in Enugu
In a related story, Legit.ng reported that 40 students of the Morehouse College took Igbo names in the South East.
The students said they traced their ancestry to the Igbo people of Nigeria hence the ceremony.
The news generated positive reactions among Nigerians when it emerged on social media platforms.