Posted on Tue 29 Dec 2020, 11:27 AM

One of the peculiarities of Ito Ogbo Obosi is that even before the world woke up to the issue of gender sensitiveness, the town had been ahead of the rest to the extent that men and women in Obosi have shared commensurate recognition during the Ito Ogbo. 

The only difference is that while the men take the title of Ogbueshi, the women are then known as Ogbueshi Nwanyi. 

The 2021 edition will again highlight this beauty of the people’s tradition when a man and his wife, can be honoured at the same time, provided they are of the same age grade. 

Christian Ogugua Ikeazor and Gladys Ngozi Okoye were born in the same hospital by their respective parents.  Both attended same primary school and were in the church choir within the same period. 

After their education, Christian went into the civil service and worked in the judiciary while Gladys began a career in nursing and by 1972, both got married. 

48 years after the marriage and 80 after their birth, both will on the 6th of March 2021, march from their home in Ire Village Obosi, to the Adike Square to receive the highest honour not bought by men but freely bestowed by the Almighty on those He favours.  

Their six children, several grandchildren and all who knew them, are preparing to share in this joyous occasion as this match made and authenticated by heaven takes another step together. 


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