An obi is the central building in an Igbo homestead, one used most commonly as a place for the reception of guests. As such, it can also be looked at symbolically as a metaphor for the most important part, or heart, of any given place. In fact, due to this, it is otherwise almost exclusively taken to be an aristocratic title amongst the tribe, meaning either elder in the first instance or chief in the second.
List of Obis who reign as traditional kings
- Obi of Ogwashi-Uku
- Obi of Onitsha
- Obi of Neni
- As of 2004, the Obi of Neni is Eze Ngobidy Nwora Emannuel Sandi.
- Adindu, Godwin (2007-10-27). "Day Onitsha stood still for Ofala". Daily Sun. Sun News Publishing. Retrieved 2007-10-07.
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