"Sometimes I wish I had not taken the ozo title"

The Nze na Ozo society (pronounced Nze nah Awzaw), is the most respected magico-religious and social grouping in the Igbo culture. To become Ozo implies that the title holder is now an ‘Nze’ implying living spirit and an ancestor. One then becomes a moral authority in the community in cases of disputes. In times of crisis, most Igbo communities will rely on Ozo               

Ozo Title
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members to lead them.