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The Ogwashi-Ukwu Carnival is Here Again! 3 Days of Thrills, Dance & Captivating Cultural Display in Delta State



The ”OganihuOgwashi-ukwu Carnival 2012 begins on the 24th December 2012 with the final football match of the Football Academy of Paul Okwufulueze at the Jay-Jay Okocha Stadium, Ogwashi-Ukwu 4PM prompt. On the same day, the Street Party Jamz, featuring prolific DJ’s like DJ Westmond from Asaba, DJ Kenneth from Abuja and DJ Quest from the garden city Port Harcourt, at the Town Hall Playground and at the Delta Gardens Fun Spot, Ogwashi-Ukwu, starting from 9PM until the morning of Christmas day.

The main dance carnival is slated to take place on the 25th December at the Ani-nshi Sports Field Ogwashi-Ukwu. It will feature 30 various dance troupes from Ogwashi-ukwu Kingdom, and other parts of Delta, Benue, Edo, and Anambra states, amongst others. Also to feature at the Christmas day event is the prestigious dance display of the 9 carnival floats, each representing the original 9 clans that constitute the Ogwashi-ukwu Kingdom, namely:

• Ikelike Band
• Azungwu Band
• Umudei Band
• Agidiasei Band
• Agidi-Hen Band
• Ogbe-Ogwudei
• Ogbe-Ahor
• Ogbe-Okwunee

Also scheduled to hold on the same day, as part of the carnival, is the children’s Christmas party and a Musical concert which will round off the day’s activities.

The Olobo Festival takes place on the 26th December 2012, featuring over 20 Masquerades from Ogwashi-ukwu and other parts of the country. The Olobo festival is a festival strictly for the dance and display of Masquerades, at the Ani-nshi sports field Ogwashi-ukwu.

The 3-day Ogwashi-ukwu carnival of love and brotherhood will be officially signed off at a Dinner party where prominent sons and daughters of Ogwashi-ukwu in Nigeria and the Diaspora are expected to celebrate and interact, while being entertained by the Enugu Choristers, and the Emma Gray Band from Warri, an old-school musical band.

Football Match by the Football Academy of Paul Okwufulueze
Date: Monday 24th December 2012
Time: 4PM
Venue: Jay-Jay Okocha Stadium, Ogwashi-Ukwu

Street Party Jamz
Date: Monday 24th December 2012
Time: 9PM
Venue: The Town Hall Playground & Delta Gardens Fun Spot, Ogwashi-Ukwu

Main Dance Carnival
Date: Tuesday 25th December 2012
Venue: Ani-nshi Sports Field, Ogwashi-Ukwu

Olobo Festival
Date: Wednesday 26th December 2012
Time: 9AM – 5PM
Venue: Ani-nshi Sports Field, Ogwashi-Ukwu

For more information, visit the Festival website: and the Facebook Page.

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  1. sugaplum

    October 4, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    Wow! Nice to know this is happening in my home town.

    • zeebabe

      October 4, 2012 at 2:05 pm

      My hometown too. Proudly an Ogwashian!!!

  2. Neka

    October 4, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    No state does it as nice as the Calabar carnival though I must say.

  3. doll

    October 4, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    Long live aniocha north

  4. anthonia Oguah

    October 4, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    Cant wait for the D-day………God bless Bella naija / crew members, God bless Ogwashi-uku

  5. Julit

    October 4, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    Dry u two!

  6. lucky

    October 4, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    9ice one,i luv ogwashi

  7. Seyi S Adesina

    October 4, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    Whaooo This is lovely…
    If you missed last two years own and missed last year own please dont miss this one

    Long Live Ogwashi

  8. Buchi

    October 4, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    my home town too but really not happy with the level of development over there. bad road, no electricity, no employment opportunities, no security. the youths have suddenly turned into something else. the major and only employment****** opportunities there are in the beer parlours runned by widows and dos are the places where our Youths drink to stupor and drink away their destinies and bright futures. I AM VERY PAINED. I pray to God everyday to bless me so dat i can contribute to my home town cos there is no place like home. i think wat we really need is developments and not carnivals.

    my opinio tho pls no criticism and insults.

  9. brandigest

    October 4, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    Things like this should ave massive coverage and promoted well. I am a big apostle of preservation of African culture.

    • faith

      October 5, 2012 at 8:41 am

      I agree With u ….

  10. Lawal Abdullahi

    October 4, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    Good One, I will be there with my Kegites Fellows to contribute our cultural heritage to this grate carnival.

  11. melzy

    October 4, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    @sugarplum,yes o

  12. nneka okafor

    October 4, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    I love my hometown…..ogwashi ukwu baby

  13. Myne Whitman

    October 4, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    Nice one 🙂

  14. paul Onwuemene

    October 5, 2012 at 9:19 am

    @Buchi. Yes, your opinion sure capture the truth and reality of our home town. It is indeed, the opinion of one who truly love his own and sincerely want the best for it. Nke onye asua. Honestly, I share in this opinion but believes very strongly that the carnival is well thought out and will serve to publicise the poor situation of our town for the attention of government and well meaning umu Ogwashi ukwu nine!!!May the objectives of the carnival be achieved and may it this time arround, provide the synosure for urgent attention to be drawn to the plight of our neglected youths and the present relegation of our great town in general, amen. Oganishu Ogwashi!!! Yaka acho!

    • Buchi

      October 5, 2012 at 4:35 pm

      thanks bro, if dis is wat the carnival is all about then im all in. will try and attend.

  15. anthonia Oguah

    October 5, 2012 at 11:57 am

    Well spoken @Paul Onwuemene , your reply to brother Buchi’s complain/ concern is applauded, indeed we all feel sad at the neglect and undevelopment of our town we are not alone in this , however we pray, hope and wish that little projects like the carnival and other yet to be tapped projects will help to attract government back to Ogwashi.
    May God bless you brother Buchi for sharing this thought provoking sentiments with us. Lets all meet at the carnival to share love and hug each other for unity sake. TGIF enjoy dear brothers and sisters. Oganihu Ogwashi ya ka anyi chor

    • Buchi

      October 5, 2012 at 4:40 pm

      im a lady, from OG, married, buh ma hubby is not from OG. buh i still hv great passion for my home town. will try N attend the carnival and i pray dat this one brings the desired development dat we all crave for IJN Amen, long live OGWASHI UKU, long live UMU NINE OGWASHI UKU

  16. Karen Young

    October 5, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    Love my hometown! Proudly Ogwashi!

  17. Russell Echezona Osi

    October 6, 2012 at 7:12 am

    First time visiting the forum, quite a delight to be discussing with my brothers and sisters, and also very happy to be sharing our thoughts and concern about our beloved home town. The plaque of infrastructural decay, moral decadence and disregard for basic ethics has crippled development in Africa as a continent and not just Ogwashi-Uku or Nigeria. I live and work in Tanzania and the story of the rural poor is practically the same, may be not as severe but a bad fruit is bad regardless of the extent. The idea of the carnival in my opinion is a noble gesture, and should be encouraged. Back to Buchi’s oncern, the root cause of our problem in Africa as a continent is quite diverse, but in summary it stems from corruption and disregard for basic ethics. Our nation Nigeria is that of failed leadership at every level, right from our homes. Students BLOCKING their way thru school and failing to acquire the basic building block to compete in society, parents paying their way for their kids to get enrolled into schools, without the basic requirement, students in return get involved in all kinds of nefarious activities, they become pawns for politians, and security risk to the society. The student graduates without a clue in making life changing decisions and a burden to the society, no sense of responsibility to himself or the larger society, everyone turns a blind eye to this reality and one way or the other a miracle is expected to solve this!!! On the leadership front, from the local Govt., State and to Fedeal level, the utmost disregard for ethics and our fellow being is quite evident, where a governor is estimated to be worth $3b USD, and no basic infrastructure in his home town, our pastors fly with fleet of jets all over the world and 80% of his congregation are below the poverty line, it is amazing that a country with so much has so little to show. I know we may not be able to fight the corruption head on, but we can still instill discipline in our kids, we can teach them proper ethics and morals, we can tell them the importance of hard work, we can tell them working hard to get into school is the right way, teach them that going through a higher institution and actually learning, and getting up after each failure would eventually make them strong and independent, and lastly we must explain to them that corruption in all ramification is wrong, as parents we can make a lot of difference, I am a testimony to good parenthood. We must start the change from within. Just in case, I am from Agidieye Quaters

  18. Paul Onwuemene

    October 6, 2012 at 11:07 am

    @Anthonia Oguah, what a wonderful and soothing addition you have there! Thanks. @Buchi, i commend and appreciate your honest wish and sincere supplication for our great town. May God bless your husband and may He hear our joint prayers for the overrall good of the great Ogwashi-ukwu kingdom, in Jesus name!!!! Can somebody give me a resounding amen to this prayer, please?

  19. Isibaby

    October 10, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    Yay for my hometown!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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