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Addressing & Ending The Traumatizing Legacy of ‘Omenyi’ on Funeral Rites in Ebiraland

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Addressing & Ending The Traumatizing Legacy of ‘Omenyi’ on Funeral Rites in Ebiraland

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Maternal families, known as Omenyi, hold a special place in the culture of Ebiraland. They are considered to be an integral part of the family structure, providing support and guidance to their members.

However, the behavior of some Omenyi in Ebiraland has become a cause for concern, as they engage in demoralizing acts towards the deceased children of their relatives.

It is a common practice for Omenyi to take charge of funeral arrangements when a member of their family passes away.

However, some Omenyi have taken this responsibility too far, using it as an opportunity to extort money from their deceased relative’s children.

Related: Funeral Rites in Ebiraland

Addressing & Ending The Traumatizing Legacy of Omenyi on Funeral Rites in Ebiraland

In some cases, they demand exorbitant sums of money for the funeral, causing financial strain on the grieving family. This behavior is unacceptable and needs to be addressed by the community.

Additionally, some Omenyi engage in punishing the deceased children of their relatives. They do this by holding them responsible for their parent’s perceived wrongdoings or by inflicting harm on them in the form of physical abuse or emotional trauma.

This is a traumatizing experience for the children and has created generational problems in the affected families.

The actions of these Omenyi have caused deep-seated pain and resentment in the affected families. It has also contributed to a breakdown in trust and communication within the family structure.

To move forward, it is important for the community to address this issue and put an end to these demoralizing acts.

One way to do this is through education and awareness campaigns. The community can organize workshops and seminars to educate Omenyi on their responsibilities towards their deceased relative’s children.

They can also be taught about the importance of empathy and compassion towards grieving family members.

Furthermore, the community can develop mechanisms to monitor the behavior of Omenyi. This can be done through the establishment of a regulatory body that oversees their actions and holds them accountable for any wrongdoing.

This will help to ensure that the rights of the deceased children are protected and that the Omenyi act in accordance with cultural norms and values.

In conclusion, the behavior of some Omenyi in Ebiraland towards the deceased children of their relatives is unacceptable and needs to be addressed by the community.

It is time to put an end to these demoralizing acts and ensure that Omenyi uphold their responsibilities towards their family members with empathy and compassion.

By working together, we can create a better future for our families and our community.

Share with us your experience in the comment section below if you’ve been a victim of Omenyi in Ebiraland.

Responses (2)

  1. It will be a good step to strengthen the relationship between the Omenyi and their deceased children after the death of their mother. Some Omenyi has caused their deceased children to be far from relating with them due to the insult received from Omenyi or the odd way they were been treated. This odd behavior is most common among two clans that are not in good terms.

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