Mbaise is a region and a people located in Imo State, southeastern Nigeria. The area of Mbaise (with three three Local Government Areas) is about 404 km²: Aboh Mbaise (185 km²), Ahiazu Mbaise (111 km²), Ezinihitte Mbaise (108 km²). The name “Mbaise” was derived from five clans: Agbaaja, Ahiara, Ekwereazu, Ezinihitte and Oke Uvuru located in three Local Government Areas, (Aboh Mbaise- Agbaaja and Okeuvuru, Ahiazu Mbaise-Ahiara and Ekwereazu and Ezinihitte Mbaise) in which there are about 81 Autonomous Communities.

Prof. Uzodinma Nwala organised the first modern Conference on Mbaise in 1972. Present at the occasion were some of the pioneers whom he calls the PARTHFINDERS IN MBAISE HISTORY that laid the foundation of what we know today … read more