Nmah, P. E.
This work dicusses the ohu and amadi class structure in Nkanuland implications to effective Christian evangelism. The two families or groups lived harmoniously and maintained mutual relationship in the land before the advent of the British missionaries, chattel slavery and the introduction of warrant chiefdom in the area. War broke out and its aftermath led to incompatibility because the amadi continued to claim superiority to the ohu. Unfortunately, community meetings, new yam festivals, political rallies, and other activities which upheld the unity of the citizens were disrupted by frequent altercations and gang ups occasioned by ohu and amadi. Its negative implication on effective Christian evangelism was palpable. It is in a bid to finding out how ohu and amadi syndrome hinders effective eveangelism gave rise to this study. It analyzesd several factors which would bring about unity and exposed various nagative implications like cold war, inferiority complex culminated in by ohu and amadi. The methods of data analysis were polymethodic which comprised historical, area culture and missiological. It was histrorical because the researcher explored the histroical origin on Nkanuland. Area culture was employed in interpreting Nkanu culture and practices. The findings in this research showed that the forefathers of ohu were purchased with money and agricultural produce and to make them free a kind of ceremony would be organized to expiate and reverse the trend. To find a lasting solution to this impasse, there is a need to organize a dialogue whereby the two parties will be brought together to air their views and find a lasting solution.