"Once upon a time,” she began, “all the birds were in invited to a feast in the sky. They were very happy and began to prepare themselves for the great day. They painted their bodies with red cam wood and drew beautiful patterns on them with uli"

Storytelling is a very important aspect of Igbo culture. There are two things that the storyteller must consider: having a good plot and properly dramatizing the story. If a member does not learn to tell a story, then they cannot become a prestigious part of Igbo society. Stories are told differently depending on the audience and the gender of the person who is telling them. The best kinds of raconteurs are supposed to attract both young and old audiences. Stories are usually told at night or in between planting and harvest seasons because at this time the Igbo are not at work. Moonlight is a helpful factor for storytelling.