THE BRIEF HISTORY OF KEGITES CLUB UNITY IN DIVERCITY

The kegites club or the palm wine club is the most

popular socio-cultural club in Nigeria. The club

originated from the University of Ife Ile Ife (now

known as Obafemi Awolowo University). The club was

formally formed in (1962). The club had its 1st chief

in the person of PROFESSOR OLUSEGUN ADESHINA.

Incidentally, since the formation, the club has under

gone various kinds of transformation, for instance

the club had it 1st female member (okpeke) in the

person of L.S.F DUKPE AJAY, she was the 1st

female to join the club in (1968). In (1974), the club

started spreading to other schools in Nigeria with

Ilya Du Tractor (Federal College of Agriculture Akure

Ondo State Nigeria) as the first Ilya to get a Keg of

Office (accreditation) from the World Headquarters.

While the first Ilya to get a Keg of Office in Imo-Abia

hemisphere is Ilya du Kokoroko (Fed. University of

Agric. Umudike, Abia State).

In 1986, Chief ANTHONY UZODINMA OGIDI became

the first and only Igbo man to be made a World Chief

and it was during his one year reign that the name of

the Club was changed from Palm Wine Drunkards

Club to Kegites Club. This change was basically

because members of the club were being connoted

to be drunkards and irresponsible people. The club

also modified its motto from the initial Palm wine, the

Basis of African Unity and World Peace to ‘Unity in

Diversity’.

Form inception, Kegites Club has remained one

supreme club with branches in almost all institutions

of higher learning both in Nigeria and other parts of

the world. As at this day, the club has over one

hundred (100) Ilyasis in Nigeria and overseas.

Outside Nigeria, we have in the United Kingdom (Ilya

Du Queen), India (IlyaPojab) etc. That is why today

the club is proudly revered with the nickname

SupremostComradiumKegites Club International.

Late Obafemi Awolowo was the Eternal Grand Patron

of the club and was succeeded by Ex-President

OlusegunObasanjo. Also other eminent people in our

society have identified with the club as committed

members. The present Deputy Governor of Rivers

State, Chief Tele Ikuru is chief of RSUST

(IlyaPortaPorta), Wole Soyinka is a founding

member, Dr. Orji Uzo Kalu is a patron, Awa Kalu SAN

is also, member. Others include Commissioner for

Youths and Sports Imo State Comrade Kenneth

Emelu, Minority Leader Anambra State House of

Assembly Hon Anthony Muonagor (Tony One Week),

Fellow Paddy Obinna, Chief Chidi Okere, Dr. Martins

Nwankwo, Prof NnamdiObiaraeri etc.

MEMBER TITLES

A.B CHIEFO: This is the head of the club in an Ilya.

He is in charge of accepting a new member in the club

that is called liberation.

ELDER ONE: He is the second in command to the

chiefoo.

FEDA: He is the secretary of an ilya.

PHILOSOPHER: He is the comrade who knows

everything about the club, he teaches and tutorise both

animals and commrados in the zoo.

H.O.D: Head of drums, he is in charge of the drum in

an ilya he also teaches the other comrades how to

beat the drums.

SONGITO: He is the vocalist of the club, he lead in

songitizing in jara.

PARROT: He is the director of information in an ilya,

he passes information to the comrades.

MIGRATOR: He organizes ketekete (vehicles) for

external gyrations.

TAPPER: The person that rotates holy water.

MARSHAL: The provost in an ilya , he makes sure that

the comrades behave well in an ilya.

LU POUR: He is the person that shares the holy

water for the comrades.

ZOO COMMANDANT: He is the person in charge of

the co-ordination of the zoo class.

ADJUTANT: The person in charge of the chief`s

items.

CURATOR: A person in charge of the shrine, all the

chieftaincy parapitenal is usually put in the custody

of the curator.

SPECIAL DUTY: The person also carries out some

duty in an ilya.

ELDERSIS COUNCIL: Selection of chief and elders in

an ilya who take some important decisions in order

for the club to move forward.

CHIEFSIS COUNCIL: This council is the highest body

in the club comprising of xy, xyz, archival chiefsis,

they are the people who sit down to select a new

chief in an ilya.

SPIDER: He designs all the comradic materials

example includes capito, regalia, neckito etc. person

like BISOLA DU KWATECO

SOME TERMS USED IN THE KEGITES CLUB

SWAHILI LANGWAJA: This is the approved language

of the kegites club.

ILYA: This is a branch of kegites club, that has a

kegite office, as a symbol of independent existence,

it has a crowned chief.

BABY ILYA: This is a newly commissioned branch of

kegites club that has no keg office or a chief, but

attached to an ilya and over see by a cordee

(coronator).

A SHRINE: This a warehouse where commradic

materials are been kept mutation and selection also

hold in the shrine and a resting place for comrades and

visitors.

LIBERATION: The introduction of new member, who

have attained all the requirement of the kegite club.

ZOO: A place where new members are groomed.

KEGITE CLUB ANTHEM

Imbibe Imbibe in majesty holy water is good for me,

holy water from kegite stream that makes us happy

every day.

MOTTO OF THE CLUB

UNITY IN DIVERSITY

THE CLUB COLOURS AND ITS SIGNIFICANTS

GREEN: Stands for the palm tree shade.

WHITE: Stands for the purity of the palm wine.

YELLOW: Stands for the SAP which produced the

yells in the palm wine which also cleans the eye.

BROWN:Stands for the brown colour of the kegite

keg.

THE IDENTITIES OF THE CLUB

THE REGALIA

CAPITO

NECKITO

THE CLUB TASTE OF KARABILITY (T.O.K)

The ability to vibrate

The ability to songitize

The ability to drumatize

The ability to cowarize

The ability to migrate

The ability to gyrate

The ability to imbibe.

THE CLUB LANGUAGES AND THERE MEANING

MENAG: mean to see or look at , example baba

please let minawulus did not menag you facetus

construction via ilya poly neked gyration on eke

market day via day D minus one.

OLA: Means money example babashainaminawulus

fifty million genesis or please ashainaminawulusola.

ROTA: Means come here now example baba pls try

rotrate club noun or pronoun.

NASA NASA or NASSARAWALY: means now now ,

example baba plsashinamenawulus twenty million

eenesisnasanasa or nassarawalyviamenawulusola

has tryancedzamfara state.

VURUTUS.means go way example vurutus form

menawulusfacetusnasanasa.

TO TRY L.S.F OKOCHA KARABILITY: means to play

foot ball

OLA: money

OKEPEKE: female

OKPAKA: male

AGBALAGBA: something big

NWANCHO: something small

SOLIDIFY: food

SHIFTING CULTIVATION: to shift or move

GOLD CYCLE CONDOM: to round something

KETE KETE: vehicle

MENAWULUS: me

GINAWULU S: you

ROTATE: come

ANINIRIZE: steal

FEDERIZE: write

SANCOR: understand

ALANDO: arrive

FEEREKI OR SULEE: make love

IMBIBE: drink

ARREST: Take

SHINE: Give

TIMPERIZE: To hear

ONYOCOPUS: See

PHOTOCOPY: Copy

RESURATION: To wake up

SONGITIZE: Sing

NEPARIZE: Sleep

BACORIZE: To smoke

MUTATION: Meeting

FILANGES: Finger

OPENDENCIAL: Open

DISINTERACT: Go out

KWASHOKOR: Below standard

OVER THE BAR: Not accepted

TITRATE: Urinate

SOLID TITRATION:To difficate

GASEOUS TITRATION: To polute

UNITED ARAB EMIRATE: Breast

TUTORIZE: Teach

ARCHIVAL: something old

BIANCAFUL: Beautiful

NJOKE: Ugly

LONGINUS OR LONGATUA: Long

OBELENTA: Short

PHARE: Far

DAY MINUS ONE: Yesterday

COMMRADOS: Kegite members

PARTS OF THE BODY

HEAD: Coconut

EYE: Niger optical

CHEST: Obiomangwa

TEETH: Dental formula

STOMACH: tafawa belle wa or G.P tank

EAR: banana leaf

LEG: leggedixbenz

FACE: fastus

NOSE: sheltus

HAND: handicap

PENIS: letter I

VAGINA: letter O

CHIEFO VIBRATIONS

SUPREME COMRADION – IS A CHIEF

WOWORIWOO- WOGED

NONONOO- NOGED

UNITY- IN DIVERSITY

BY THERE FINGERS AND KARABILITY- WE SHALL

KNOW THEM

TURU PEPE TURU PEPE- THE HEAD OF ABALABI IS

NOT MADE FOR CHILDS PLAY

INSTITUTION AND THEIR KEGITE NAME

Ilya lacost: Lagos state polytechnic

Ilya du ice :alvanikoku collage of education

Ilyadu lake: imo state university

Ilya du kokoroko: michael okpara university

Ilya du naked wire: federal poly nekede owerri

Ilya du man power: futo

Ilya du asanwa: delta state university

Ilya du excess: warri

Ilya du rock: university of jos

Ilya du erosion: oko polytechnic

Ilya du engine: enugu state university

Ilya du idah: university of sokoto

Ilya du lagoon: university of lagos

Ilya du rivine: university of uyo

Ilya du riva: collage of education rivers state

Ilya du tawinji: i.m.t enugu

Ilya du nkasu: u.n.nnsuka

Ilya du elephant: abia state polytechnic

Ilya du rice: ebonyi state university

Ilya du imobraska: abia state university

Ilya du calabash: university of calabar

Ilya du porta: university of portharcourt

Ilya du hammer: nnamdiazikiwe university

Ilya du python: imo state polytechnic

Ilya du ravin: university of uyo

Ilya du soil: federal university of land and resources

Ilya du ovia: university of benin

Ilya unilorin: university of ilorin

Ilya potato : oshun state polytechnic

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