Oja Flute

‘The Oja is fundamentally employed for performance-composition of melodies, as well as simulation of texts in music and dance performance situations. It provides lyrical melodies that contribute immensely to the overall timbre and aesthetics of Igbo music and is also employed in non-musical events and contexts as a talking instrument. As such, it encodes significant messages within non-musical contexts, conveying relevant messages to cognitive members or initiates in a ceremony. It is partially used for salutations on these occasions.’-Christian Onyeji