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ABOUT FINIMA

Owuogbo Bitegbe Ene
Egbelegbe at Old Finima
Owuogbo
IDATONYE LAMBERT BROWN
ENGR. TAMUNOFNIARISA BROWN
Chief Isreal Amabara Idamieibi-Brown
Chief Omuso Brown 1650
John Green Owupele Brown   1913
Finima
Chief Henry Buowari Brown (OBE)  1936
Chief Isreal Amabara Idamieibi-Brown  1970
Chief Yibo Henry Buowari Brown   2010
Egbelegbe Masquerade
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Owuogbo-bitegbe-ene
Kpenekpene and Pepper Siro
Kpenekpene
Omogbala
Omogbala
Egbelegbe at Old Finima
Egbelegbe at Old Finima
Owuogbo
Owuogbo
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IMG-20200918-WA0001
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Kpekpene adn Pepper Siro
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Chief Omuso Brown 1650
Chief Omuso Brown 1650
John Green Owupele Brown 1913
John Green Owupele Brown   1913
Finima
Finima
hief Henry Buowari Brown (OBE) 1936
hief Henry Buowari Brown (OBE)  1936
Chief Isreal Amabara Idamieibi-Brown 1970
Chief Isreal Amabara Idamieibi-Brown  1970
Chief Yibo Henry Buowari Brown 2010
Chief Yibo Henry Buowari Brown   2010
HOUSES (WARI) AND THEIR CODE NAMES (SIGNALLED WITH DRUMBEATS)
HOUSES (WARI) AND THEIR CODE NAMES (SIGNALLED WITH DRUMBEATS)
HOUSES (WARI) AND THEIR CODE NAMES (SIGNALLED WITH DRUMBEATS)
The Owuasara (Nkiasibi) Masquerade
The Owuasara (Nkiasibi) Masquerade
The Owuasara (Nkiasibi) Masquerade
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Egbelegbe_Masguerade
BRIEF HISTORY OF BUOYE OMUSO (BROWN) MAJOR HOUSE OF FINIMA
BRIEF HISTORY OF BUOYE OMUSO (BROWN) MAJOR HOUSE OF FINIMA
BRIEF HISTORY OF BUOYE OMUSO (BROWN) MAJOR HOUSE OF FINIMA
The Otobo Masquerade
The Otobo Masquerade
The Otobo Masquerade
Finima Nature Park
Finima Nature Park
Finima Nature Park
The Finima Community Overview
The Finima Community Overview
The Finima Community Overview
Finima Relocation Committee
Finima Relocation Committee

Finima Relocation Committee

Finima Relocation Committee
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FINIMA ORIGIN AND EXODUS

The Finima people are part of the Ibani ethnic nationality of Bonny Kingdom, being one the aboriginal founding royal families [Duawaris] of the kingdom.

The Ancestors of the Buoye Omuso Brown House are the founders of Finima and the first arrivals in Bonny Island.

Buoye Omuso Brown House (BOBH) family constitute 99% of Finima indigenes, who can trace their roots to BOBH including the Adum (Tamunobere), Attoni and Tobin. Actually, the Adum (Tamunobere), Attoni and Tobins are offshoots or minor Houses/ family groups from the BOBH.

Bonny Island has five Duawaris (lit. ancestral royal houses). All represent the founding generation of the kingdom. These are:

  1. The Buoye-Omuso Brown House  (Kongo lineage)
  2. The Bristol-Alagbariye House
  3. The Halliday-Awusa House
  4. The Dublin Green House (Lala, Ebie, Asimini-Oruakpa lineages)
  5. The Oruasawo Tolofari House (Kumaluya-Ndende, Omuigbem lineages)

These houses are known as having their individual ancestral headquarters. The Kongo lineage, for example, established Ikpapkayo (or, as it is known today, Finima).

The Buoye Omuso Brown House is one the five (5) founding Royal Houses in Bonny Kingdom; mainly referred to as Duawari and also one of the fourteen (14) Major Houses known as Opuwari

It was the founding generation of Bonny that established the kingdom’s civilization and commonwealth. All the chieftaincy houses, and the people that belong to them, derive their authority in Bonny from their descent from its founders.

EARLY FINIMA LEADERSHIP

Leadership of the House commenced with Kongo far back before the Chieftaincy era in Bonny Kingdom. They were referred to as Clan Heads.

The successive leaders of the House that were prominently documented in this pre-chieftaincy era were as follow;

  1. KONGO                                 1180 AD
  2. IPUO                                      1245 AD
  3. NGOGO                                 1309 AD
  4. KALA-IPUO                           1360 AD
  5. SONIA                                    1400 AD
  6. WOLO                                    1540 AD
  7. BUO                                       1620 AD

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