Igbo names and spellings for various settlements
Abakaliki is Abankaleke; Afikpo is Ehugbo; Awgu is Ogu; Awka is Oka; Bonny is Ubani; Enugu is Enugwu; Ibusa is Igbuzö; Igrita is Igwuruta; Oguta is Ugwuta; Onitsha is Onicha; Owerri is Owere; Oyigbo is Obigbo... any more will be added.

Sunday, December 1, 2019

The Ikenga

The Ikenga, a 1960s luxury GT car, named after an Igbo icon of achievement. Ebony September 1969.

Expatriate photographer’s dream car stirs GT auto design world in Great Britain
At 29, David Gittens [...] has gained recognition [...] as a member of the growing colony of black Americans who are “making it” abroad[.] [...]
[...] Gittens will probably make the transition from the ranks of the comfortably well-off to those of the wealthy [...] because of the futuristic Ikenga, a car which had its origins somewhere in the mind of a nine-year-old Brooklyn boy two decades ago. [...]
[...] Gittens’ Ikenga (named for a mythical two-horned animal representing man’s life force in the culture of the Ibo tribesmen of West Africa) began to take shape in sketches on a roll of photographic paper in his studio. It was to be a luxury car of the GT ( grand touring) class.

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