Jaja s name was changed from his birth name to jubo jubogha by chief allison. The true history of slavery and slave acquisition in africa. He controlled trade and politics in the region due to. Called jaja by the british, this gifted and enterprising individual eventually became one of the most. Brief history of king jaja of opobo culture nigeria. Jugbo jubogha, was the charismatic king of opobo in the niger delta who opposed inroad of british trade into the hinterland. Aspects of british gunboat diplomacy jaja king of opobo black. However, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study. This is an inspirational story of the famous king jaja of opobo. Search for library items search for lists search for contacts. King jaja s palace is the ancestral home of the legendary king jaja of opobo and the heartbeat of the people. Datasets available include lcsh, bibframe, lc name authorities, lc classification, marc codes, premis vocabularies, iso language codes, and more. Aunty ifeoma chimes in, telling obiora jaja was the only thing he could say as a baby, so the nickname stuck. In so doing, he curtailed trade at bonny and fourteen of the eighteen bonny houses moved to opobo.
The present paramount ruler is dandeson douglas jaja v. Ozurumba mbanaso or king jaja of opobo oxford research. Strategically located between bonny and the production areas of the hinterland, king jaja controlled trade and politics in the delta. King jaja of opobo, lessons of history by tayo oke. From 1871 on, jaja monopolized the palm oil trade in the region to become the most influential trader from his new position as king of the island community, which he would name opobo. Like phoenix, he rose from the darkest valleys of slavery and servitude to become the headcornerstone of his own kingdom within a. Songs have been sung and stories have been told, but not so many know the real history of jubo jubogha, the man who rose to become the powerful king jaja of opobo. Click download or read online button to get jaja of opobo book now. Called jaja by the british, this gifted and enterprising individual he became king jaja of opobo and declared himself independent of bonny. King jaja of opobo by john adoga read aloud see link for activities related to the book. Jaja, regarded universally as an igbo slave sold to king opubo of anna pepple canoe house in bonny and later head of that house and founder of. This includes data values and the controlled vocabularies that house them. Born in umuduruoha, amaigbo,citation needed in igboland, he was sold at about the age of twelve as a slave inbonny. Jaja of opobo, the man who rose against the odds of poverty and colonial rule to become nigerias first international trader.
Aspects of british gunboat diplomacy is the only book he coauthored with his late father amaopusenibo e. In this widelyread book, patterson argues that the african slave had no. He established a new settlement, which he named opobo. Indeed, as far as nigerian nationalist historiography is concerned, jaja and nana were among the first set of nationalists in pre. An ibo call jaja opobo became king opoboikot abasi. Opobo was founded by king jaja 1821 1891 in the 18 th century and king jaja was a former igbo slave called jubojubogha but renamed jaja by the europeans because the name was too long to. His leadership position helped boost his oil palm business. The linked data service provides access to commonly found standards and vocabularies promulgated by the library of congress. It chronicles the trials and triumph of jaja opobo. A sketch history of the development and expansion of opobo e. He is shy and quiet for a seventeenyearold boy, raised, as his father says, with the fear of god. Purple hibiscus chapter nine summary and analysis gradesaver.
Jaja king of opobo top results of your surfing jaja king of opobo start download portable document format pdf and e books electronic books free online rating news 20162017 is books that can provide inspiration, insight, knowledge to the reader. Hewett creeks cutlass dappa elders european traders fight friends guns harbour iboland imo river interior jaja asked jaja decided jaja of opobo jaja tried jaja s master jaja s mother jaja s soldiers jumbo king jaja king of bonny king of opobo knew kpokpo manilla pepple. King jaja of opobo 18211891 born in igboland and sold as a slave to a bonny trader at the age of twelve, he was named jubo jubogha by his first master. Discover delightful childrens books with prime book box, a subscription that delivers new books every 1, 2, or 3 months new customers receive 15% off your. He broke away from the bonny empire and went ahead to found his own in 1869, naming it opobo. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Aspects of british gunboat diplomacy jaja king of opobo. Jaja is taken into slavery and sold to a local slave trader as a young boy. Wikipedia later on, a power struggle would ensue among rival factions in the houses at bonny, led by pepple houses high chief oko jumbo leading to the breakaway. Nigerias first millionaire and how the british ended his.
The most surprising revelation for the authors while researching the book was the discovery of prince waribo king jajas long forgotten son. Jaja declared himself king jaja of opobo, independent of bonny. Nigerias first millionaire and how the british ended his trade. The trajectory of jaja s life cut across the history of slavery, rebellion, resistance, triumph, and ultimately defeat in the niger delta region of nigeria. Nationalist, first nigerian richest man and the most accomplished entrepreneur of the 19th century west coast of africa jaja of opobo full name. He became king jaja of opobo and declared himself independent of bonny. Abasi and an incident that led to the establishment of opobo district, was the establishment of the trading state of opobo by jaja crowder, 1966. He was later sold to chief alali, the head of the opubo annie pepple royal house.
Although jaja opobo was enslaved at an early age, he rose to become a brilliant business man and eventually a king. Jaja, king of opobo, 18211891 lc linked data service. Opobo or opuboama, being a name derived from that of a revered bonny king, opubo the great is located to the east of the kingdom of bonny. Ancestry of king jaja of opobo, 18211891 147 suggests that jaja was.
I not only enjoyed learning about him in my school days, in this country, but came facetoface with the. Story time just got better with prime book box, a subscription that delivers editorially handpicked childrens books every 1, 2, or 3 months at 40% off list price. An igbo boy call jaja of opobo became king of opobo, former name of opobo is ikot abasi. Jaja opobo action council, 1977 igbo african people 76 pages. This is an old picture, probably from the 50s, of the cottage at fort charlotte that king jaja of opobo lived for a while.
Jaja of opobo download ebook pdf, epub, tuebl, mobi. A power struggle ensued among rival factions in the houses at bonny leading to the breakaway of the faction led by jaja. This site is like a library, use search box in the widget to get ebook that you want. A photo and brief history of king jaja of opobo jaja of opobo full name. It is very close to nkoro and bori in rivers state. Born in umuduruoha, amaigbo, in igboland, he was taken at about the age of twelve as a slave in bonny. King jaja was the igbo king, from the region now called nigeria, who was exiled by the british to mainland st. He attained key status in the region and was regarded as one of the most powerful men in the eastern part of the niger delta. Good books africa from slave to royalty many people tend to wonder how a common slave managed to become a king in such a powerful region. Jaja of opobo, the man who rose against the odds of poverty and colonial rule to become nigerias first international trader and millionaire in the 19th century was born as mbananso.
The second point of this writeup is the choice of the main character, king jaja of opobo. King jaja of opobo 18211891 the neighbourhood newspaper. Born in umuduruoha, amaigbo, in igboland, he was sold at about the age of twelve as a slave in bonny. Jaja eventually won his liberty after years of fighting against his wrongful abduction, and it was agreed by the parliament that he could be repatriated to his kingdom state of opobo. Nigerian tribe myths african king jaja of opobo wattpad. Jaja s name, derived from a childhood nickname, is similar to a legendary king of ethnic nigerians, jaja of opobo. Jaja, who was a journalist and former managing director of the daily times of nigeria plc. His life and times, 18211891 cookey, sylvanus john sodienye on. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. However, by 1884, the relationship between jaja and his british trade partners deteriorated, leading to jaja s exile in the west indies. King jaja of opobo and governor nana olomu of itsekiri have been wrongly classified and portrayed as protonationalists, rather than business gurus. Obiora asks jaja where his name comes from, as it is not igbo. All of the chiefs who were eligible to become the head of state of bonny declined because they did not want to inherit any the debt.809 873 495 1295 819 307 1556 609 814 4 795 1552 126 529 836 1257 1217 1546 1214 146 752 577 1069 1421 839 639 377 1271 586 409 1322 1047 389