19 Eiye Confraternity Slangs And Signs You don’t Know…ASSOCIATION OF AIRLORDS SUPREME
The cult was formed at the University of Ibadan in 1963, also affiliated to the Eiye Secret Society, which exist in the western part of Nigeria.
It was formed by the following students: Goke Adeniji, Dele Nwakpele, Bayo Adenubi, Bode Fadase, Tunde Aluko, Kayode Oke, and Bode Sowunmi among others. It was name Eiye group and later metamorphosed into Supreme Eiye Confraternity (SEC). This cult group was established to make positive impact on the social-political mind, social cultural, physical and mental development of its members, and where indifferent to other conventional cult group.
Beliefs and sayings:
No Friend No Foe
Members are referred to as: ”Fliers”, ”Airforce”, ”Airlords”, e.t.c
Axe: The axe is the symbol of NBM. Because of its shape it is also referred to as “7”. The often used code “147” means “one for seven” = one for (Black) Axe/NBM. Axes are also part of the regalia worn by members.
This is a metamorphosis of the first name of the movement “Black Barracards”. The name was changed to “Black Axe” then finally Neo Black Movement, even though it remains the inofficial name. “Black Axe” also became the name of the magazine published by the movement. This again was changed to “Uhuru Magazine” later.
Members of NBM refer to each other as axemen (or alternatively lord, bam, amigos, wise/strong men).
Lord: a graduate member.
a campus member, also known as “Temple Aye”. Those are known for gang wars, cult killings and rape at Nigerian universities. The term “aye” is also used as a greeting among members. Aye is an abbreviation of “African Youth Empowerment”.
Nigerian university where new cult members are recruited.
often falsely called Mother Temple. It means the Futa Jallon Temple, aka University of Benin. The term refers to the crisis that occurred at the birth on NBM at the said university, the murder of one of the founders who turned out to be a traitor.
initiation into the cult. Bam is also used as an expression of approval (“you bam”)
Jollification/Jolly: gathering of members (also for initiation), parties. There is talk about jus and virgins having been sacrificed at jollies.
(“Elpee”): Jolly song.
a local group of NBM. There are zones in Nigerian states and in many countries worldwide, often with subdivisions.
(name): someone who has not been initiated / real name.
member of a different cult group
/Bird: member of the Eiye confraternity (Airlords), the rival cult hated most by NBM (cult wars)
(SN): name given at initiation, “Aye/Lord” plus usually the name of an African freedom fighter, dictator or terrorist, for example “Lord Muammar Gadhaffi”. In all communications among members the strong name is used.
Clothing: Members of the confraternity have a uniform of sorts that consists of black, white and yellow clothing (black trousers, white shirt, yellow tie, yellow ribbon on cap) which symbolizes the following: Black signifies identification with the black race and the dignity thereof, white signifies peace and purity of mind and body, yellow signifies intellect. The color of the regalia depends on the rank of a member.
alleged goal of NBM, meaning “freedom” in Swahili.
Originally used for the greeting with the clash of forearms, more recently also used for drums.
Dodorima in Igbo language refers to honesty, straightforwardness, intelligence, hard working, etc. It has become the culture of NBM members to say, “Dodorima/Dodos to you”. This entails praises and adoration given to a particular person based on something he did.
(OT): Knowledge about the “movement” or acquiring such knowledge.
Term used for punishment, especially beating with a cane or whip. According to NBM legend Janet was a girlfriend of one of the founders. She is said to have betrayed the “movement” and to have been beheaded for that reason like Charles Kokoma .
drink containing various ingredients and drugs such as weed, kola nut, zobo leaf, alligator pepper, tomtom, panadol.
It is prepared by the Chief Priest and used at initiation of new members. An oath is sworn with Kokoma: should the initiated member ever betray NBM, Kokoma is thought to squeeze life out of him. NBM legend also has it that a certain Charles Kokoma was one of the founders of NBM but betrayed the “movement” and was then beheaded by the others (even though this name does not appear on the official list of founders).
Therefore beheading is today seen as the appropriate punishment for one who betrays the “movement” and leaks its secrets.
(Krf): “the cult of the underground” (Yoruba religion).Korofo is often referred to in NBM (“may Korofo squeeze the life out of them” / “Korofo on guard”)
After Knowing All This You Need To Know That Cultism Has Its Own Dangerous Adverse Effects
Below Are Few Things You Need To Know About Cultism They Won’t Tell You
CONSEQUENCES OF CULTISM
The consequences of cultism are in two ways which are:
1. Consequences on the society
2. Consequences on the individual
1. Consequences on the society: These are the consequences of cult activities which are suffered by the society at large they include the following;
i. Loss of innocent lives: Cult activities bring about the loss of innocent lives which may come about during violent cult clashes with other cult members or the police. This innocent citizens who are killed may other wise have become valuable members of the society.
ii. Destruction of valuable properties: Cult members are always prone to destroying valuable properties in the society in the course of their activities.
iii. Increase in crime rate: Cult activities bring about the increase in crime rate, this is because cultists engage in all sorts of crime such as raping, murder, kidnapping, and armed robbery. All these make the society unsafe for living.
iv. Increase in violence: Cult activities also breeds the nature of violence in youths. Youths who become cultists do not place any value on human life, and rather than resolve conflicts amicably resort to violent means to solve problems which in turn breeds more violence as the saying goes ‘violence begat violence’.
V. Bad image:cult activities gives the society bad image.
Vi. Fall in education standard: Frequent closure of schools and destruction of valuable school properties as a result of cult activities results to the fall of education standard.
2. Consequences on the individual
i. Death: many cult members end up paying the ultimate price for belonging to such groups. On a daily basis cult members kill each other on grounds of supremacy and revenge.
ii. Loss of limbs: Cultists also lose their limbs during violent clashes with other cult groups. These cultists use dangerous materials to carryout their atrocities, in the process maim those targeted.
iii. Destruction of health: Cult members engage in different forms of drug abuse and careless behaviour. These actions tend to destroy the body system and cause adverse health conditions.
iii. Poor academic performance: Cultists also experience poor academic performance in school. They skip lectures and have no time to read their books. This explains why many cultists end up spending more years than expected in the University.
V. Bad reputation: Cultists have a bad reputation wherever they go, no body regards or respects them. They are always despised by their families and the society at large
Vi. Expulsion from school: Tertiary institutions have very low tolerance for cult activities and so any student found belonging to a cult is usually expelled from the school.
Vii. Prison time: Belonging to a cult group is a criminal offense and so any individual found to belong to a cult is made by the courts of law to face prison time.
Viii. Lack of peace: Cult members lack peace as they are always on the lookout for rival cult groups. They hardly stay one place because they fear for their security.
IX. Spiritual problems: The voodoo ritual practice by cult groups bring untold spiritual implications on their well being. They face all manners of spiritual attacks in the course of their lives.
X. Shame and embarrassment: Cultists bring a lot of shame, embarrassment and pain to their families. Parents are being tagged as bad parents or parents of armed robbers. Cultism has also made many parents loose their children to ultimately death.
WAYS OF PREVENTING CULTISM
There are many ways to Prevent Cultism, the following are some of these ways
1. Proper campaign on the negative effects of cultism: Individuals at all levels in the society should be properly educated on the negative effects of cultism. If individuals, particularly, students learn of the effects of cultism they are less likely to want to indulge in it.
2. Effective security in schools: School administrations should ensure that they provide effective security measures in school environments to protect students from harassment and intimidation from others, when this happens students will not feel the need to seek protection by forming or joining cult groups.
3. Good parental upbringing: Parents should put in good effort in bringing up their children so as to ensure that they don’t imbibe bad characters that encourage violence. Children must be taught the values of good morals.
4. Severe punishment for cult activities: Authorities at all levels must ensure that they met out severe punitive measures on acts of cultism to serve as deterrence to others.
5. Encouragement of academic exploits: Everyone in the society must join hands in providing conducive learning environment For students as well as supporting activities that encourage learning, this will make students focus more on their education and be less distracted by other things such as cultism.
6. Avoidance of bad company: Students must avoid keeping bad friends, so they don’t get influenced into indulging in negative behavior.