EKREBUO COMMUNITY BRIEF HISTORY ON EKREBUO COMMUNITY BY (
ONAKPOBERUO CLEMENT EJAITA, 07036784700) OF DELTA STATE UNIVERSITY,
ABRAKA NIGERIA EKREBUO COMMUNITY EVOLUTION Ekrebuo is a community
in Agbọn Kingdom Ethiope East Local Government, Delta state. In the
olden day, there was a man called Ebuo, this Ebuo was a son of
Ọrhoakpọr who found the town Ọrhoakpọr called after his name today.
Ebuo have wives and children at Ọrhoakpọr before he died. After his
death, his children now relocate from Ọrhoakpọr to inhabit in a
place they are today because there was their father's farm land
before he died. The place is being called after their family's name
'Ekrebuo'. Ekrebuo simply means family of Ebuo (family of many). It
was this family of Ebuo that came from Ọrhoakpọ to form the town
called Ekrebuo today. There are four major pioneer families in
Ekrebuo, which are; i. Ekakabọ ii. Idjezue iii. Ibluvwe iv.
Oghorieavwaren The community is surround by four neighbouring
community; i. Otorho-Agbon to the East, also known as "Usiokolo"
ii. Ọrhoakpọr to the South iii. Kokori to the North iv. Okpara to
the West Ekrebuo Deity and Festival The major deity of Ekrebuo is
called Ọghwarheọghwakpo. Meaning; any evil that is coming should go
back. It is known to be a saviour to every sons and daughter of
Ekrebuo community that called the name in times evil. There is
water in the shrine; it used to treat the people that have skin
diseases, by sprinkling the deity water on the diseases' body. The
festival of this deity is usually held by December every year. It
is called Ẹfa Ẹbẹrẹ of Ọghwarheọghwakpo. The festival always last
for three days. The first day which is the watching night, all the
youth and some young priest will dance round the town visiting the
chiefs and the elders. The second day which is the major day for
the festival, the chief priest will lead the people to the deity
shrine as they offer their sacrifices such as sheep, cow or goat.
It is at this point that the deity water for treatment is been
renewed. Then the third day the water is being sprinkle on
everyone's body for peace and good health. After which the people
will go on with their entertainment. REFERENCE M. P. Okumagba,
(1978). A Short History of Urhobo Orere Gabriel (Ọkakuro). Ọkpako
Orho rẹ Ekrebuo. (Oral intertview on Ekrebuo history) Peter Omrorẹ
(Ekrebuo Community Development Chairman). Tel. 08027896395 R. A. I.
Ogbobine, (1977). The Urhobo People and Their Land Tenure. Fudge,
Bendel state high court.
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