Ogbunike is one of the towns in Oyi Local Government area of Anambra State. It is located on the map along the longitude 6.40°E and the latitude 6.20°N, and lies between kilometres 11.3 and 14.5 along old Onitsha-Enugu road. The new Onitsha-Enugu expressway cuts through the northern border.
Ogbunike is bounded on the East by Umudioka (Idemili Local Government Area), on the north-east by Umunya (Oyi Local Government Area) and on the North by Nkwelle-Ezunaka (also Oyi Local Government Area). She shares her boundary on the West and South with Ogidi (Idemili Local Government Area). She has an uneven landscape, sufficient rainfall and fertile soil.
Ogbunike has six villages: Ukalor, Osile, Amawa, Ifite, Umueri and Azu. These are broadly grouped into three:
a) Ikenga: Ukalor, Osile, Umueri, and Azu
b) Ifite: Ifite
c) Ezi: Amawa
They are further broken down into smaller wards (families):
Ukalor: Umunnebo, Umudiani (Umuezeani)
Osile: Umunnegbe (Umuokubaga, Umuekedolu), Mgbago (Umuezochu, Umuoma)
Amawa: Enugwu (Okpala-Egwu, Iruekwulum), Abor (Umuegwu, Umuezekwe)
Ifite: Adagbe (Adagbe, Umucheke), Ugwu (Okpaleze, Umuobinwa)
Umueri: Uruama (Obeagu, Dibiamili, Ezeafa), Umuogene (Umu-Ngbaka, Umu-Nkwuluma, Umu-Ezendu)
Azu: Umuru (Umuru, Azuntu), Ofezi (Umuegbo, Umuezemba)
The family structure is patrilineal. In the past, a man could marry as many wives as he had the financial capability. But today, due to the influence of Christianity, the tendency to have many wives has been greatly reduced.
The 1953 national census pegged the number of the inhabitants at 5,366. Since then there has been an explosion in the population. In 1993 the figures rose up by 42%.
The geographical location of Ogbunike has made the town susceptible to influences of other cultures. Some of these influences have made a lasting impact on the people.
The people of this clan are intelligent but headstrong, and social progress has, owing to Nri influence, got beyond the system of rule by the oldest men.