The Ooni of Ife,
Igbos are found in the Eastern part of Nigeria while the Yoruba are found in the western part of the country. They are two nations which have evolved independent of each other before the 17th century European contact. This means they are un identical in culture, and that's where most of the difference is lies.
Two Anambra communities – Nri in Anaocha local government area and Aguleri in Anambra East local government area claim the Igbo originated from their areas. It was Eze Obidiegwu Onyesoh, the traditional ruler of Nri, who started the argument when he said his community is the origin of Igbo.
Ezinifite, Aguata, Anambra State, Eastern Nigeria: The Igbo Nation is indisputably 2,550yrs older than the Yoruba Nation in Nigeria. This is in terms of age of existence and settlement.
“Israelites and Igbos are brothers,” he says with a broad smile. King Eri, like many, claims that the Igbo are the Jews of West Africa. They believe they are descendants of at least one of Israel's lost tribes. In the eighth century B.C. the Assyrians invaded Israel's northern kingdom forcing 10 tribes into exile.
It is believed that the Igbo people descended from Eri, a divine figure who according to folklore, was sent from heaven to begin civilization. Eri was the son of Gad and Gad was one of the sons of Jacob from his concubine, as mentioned in the Bible.
Igbo people of Nigeria were ranked as the most intelligent tribe of black Africa in a US academic report in 2015.
Since the Nubians descended from the Egyptians, the Ijebu, and by extension, all Yoruba customs, derived from the Egyptian as well. Many traditional Yorubas have always claimed Egypt as their place of original abode, and that their monarchical tradition derives from the Egyptians.
The Yoruba have shared a common language and culture for centuries but were probably never a single political unit. They seem to have migrated from the east to their present lands west of the lower Niger River more than a millennium ago. They eventually became the most urbanized Africans of precolonial times.
The oldest tribe in NIgeria is Ijaw tribe. Ijaw (also known by the subgroups"Ijo"or"Izon") are a collection of indigenous peoples mostly .
Both are derived from Orlu/Okigwe dialect of the autochthons, indicating that Sanskrit, the so called Oldest language of humanity is equally owes some of its vocabulary to Igbo.
Igbo is not a Bantu language. Although Igbo and Bantu come from the same language family, the Niger-Congo languages, they pertain to different...
Eri, the god-like founder of Nri, is believed to have settled the region around 948 with other related Igbo cultures following after in the 13th century. The first Eze Nri (King of Nri) Ìfikuánim followed directly after him. According to Igbo oral tradition, his reign started in 1043.
Hausa. The Hausa people are the largest tribe in Nigeria, making up approximately 25% of the population.
There are three major ethnic groups in Nigeria (Yoruba, Hausa and Igbo) with about 250 other ethnic groups commonly referred to as minor ethnic groups.
The Nigerian part of Yorubaland comprises today's Ọyọ, Ọṣun, Ogun, Kwara, Ondo, Ekiti, Lagos as well as parts of Kogi .
The Yoruba are among the most storied groups in Africa. Their ancestral homeland cuts across present-day southwest Nigeria, Benin Republic and Togo in West Africa. They number between 35 and 40 million. Their dynamic culture, philosophy, arts, language, sociology and history have attracted numerous studies.
Edo State: Esan(Ubiaja) Is Igbo - Nnamdi Kanu Revealed. The leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has made another revelation. This time, he revealed that part of Edo State that is Igbo.
Oduduwa was not only the first ruler of a unified Ife, but also the progenitor of various independent royal dynasties in Yorubaland, and is today venerated as “the hero, the warrior, the leader, and father of the Yoruba race”.
According to him, Oduduwa was the original ancestor of the Yoruba race because Yoruba oral traditions teach that the Yorubas originated from Oduduwa (Johnson 1921:15). Johnson worked directly with the family members of the kings of Oyo who were responsible for preserving the Yoruba oral history.
Benin Kingdom in Edo is Yoruba territory — Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi. The Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi, on Tuesday said Benin Kingdom in Edo State remained part of the expansive Yoruba race, a pronouncement that may spark fresh rivalry and altercation between people of the two ancient kingdoms.
Yoruba communities traditionally live in agricultural compounds, and many practice their native religion featuring a vast pantheon of deities. The Yoruba are also famed for their music, define by one of the most complex drumming cultures in the world.
Igbos are well known for their variety of soups, made from locally grown vegetables, fruits and seeds. The most popular Igbo soups are oha, nsala, akwu, okazi and ofe owerri. The Igbo people have a traditional religious belief that there is one creator, called 'Chineke' or 'Chukwu'.
The San tribe has been living in Southern Africa for at least 30,000 years and they are believed to be not only the oldest African tribe, but quite possibly the world's most ancient race. The San have the most diverse and distinct DNA than any other indigenous African group.
It is hard to say but the truth remains that Igbos and Yorubas are on the top and hardly would one believe Igbo comes first. There is a full list of Most educated Tribe in Nigeria which you can check.