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Ogwashi-Uku carnival
is  basically a dance  fiesta meant to promote brotherhood , co-existence and the image of Ogwashi-Uku through culture and dance, in order to attract progress and development.

 It is a yearly three days fiesta that involves carnival float procession. cultural dance display , football competition, quiz competition and talent hunt / display
According to the Director of Operations, Uche Nwulu the carnival which started in December 2010 is celebrated with pump and pageantry,and serves as a Springboard to tourism attraction and investment for potential development in Ogwashi- Uku Delta state, this he said is the dream of the Initiator and President of the dance carnival, Anthonia Oguah. Explaining further the DO said that, it is their hope that with consistency on their part and with the right sponsorship deals that Ogwashi-Uku carnival will reach its zenith in no distant time to the amazement and appreciation of all, he said that they have planned a robust carnival to celebrate the 6th edition of the fiesta. He also used the  opportunity to shower encomium on MTN, he lauded the telecommunications giant for their recent interest to sponsor the 2015 edition, and on behalf of the entire carnival crew he thanked MTN for their support in the past editions as well, he however pleaded, with other corporate organizations to look inwards and tap from the dance carnival which has within its short period of it’s creation arrested the social life of the community which is strategically placed, with less than twenty minutes drive from the Delta state capital Asaba and the Delta state  domestic Airport. Uche Nwulu noted that the dance carnival has helped to increase the mass exodus of holiday makers to Delta state  during the yuletide. He said with such attraction, brand owners are assured of a bumper product sales during the fiesta.
In conclusion, the DO said that it is the hope and prayer of the organizers that the 6th edition  will help to stimulate the interest of private developers and corporate organizations to funding the proposed Carnival Village coming soon, a tourist heaven to be sited at Ogwashi-Uku  he proudly said “Ogwashi-Uku carnival is the hidden secret of Delta state”.

 

The Carnival Program
Ogwashi-Uku dance carnival begins on the 24th with an elaborate road show festival that serves as the icing to the three days event, it involves paying homage to all the clans (Ogbe) that makes up the Ogwashi-Uku Kingdom as a show of respect and solidarity, and helps to activate the mood of the season. The road show festival provides an opportunity for the carnival crew to make brief dance displays at various popular areas of the community to entertain passers –by and carnival enthusiast. The road show/homage starts at 10amand closes between the hours of 5pm-6pm.

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December 25th

The main carnival day is on the 25th December, Christmas day. It is a spectators delight, and as part of the celebration of Christmas the D-day is celebrated with lots of funfair and razzmatazz which usually begins at 12noon with colourful vehicular procession, costume display, cultural dance display and the Children Xmas party. The main carnival day serves as a day for community re-union as all clans within the kingdom is represented in their best costume show casing their artifacts and historical heritage. Equally on display is the rich Olobo masquerade which is a part of the heritage of the Ogwashi-uku kingdom, invited dance groups from other parts of the country and the state equally display their dance and cultural heritage during the Festival. The main carnival ends at 7pm, giving way to the Musical night concert that features invited musical artists for the night.

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26th December Carnival Dinner Party
The night is celebrated for sons and daughters and serves as a gathering to meet and deliberate on the achievements recorded in the year in the community while mapping out way forward in the preceding year. This year, Awards of recognition will be given to nominated indigenes who contributed to the improvement of the community, the award is meant to thank the awardees and to encourage more indigenes on the need to help improve the social and economic life of the community.

Adding her voice, Anthonia Oguah the Founder and President of this laudable event,  urged all lovers of festivals and carnivals to keep December 25th, 2015 open for the biggest dance fiesta in Delta-state, Nigeria.

 

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God bless Ogwashi!
God bless the good people of Nigeria!

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14 Comments

  1. mina

    September 29, 2015 at 1:18 pm

    My people….I surely do miss home. Wish this was done around the Christmas time when many can afford to take time and travel home.

  2. fleur

    September 29, 2015 at 1:22 pm

    Love the originality of the costumes- Celebrating our Culture, local materials and assets

    • dfdfdf

      October 2, 2015 at 8:58 am

      Our culture? Where?
      Dressing like yoruba is now ogwashi uku’s culture since when?
      Confused igbo people

  3. nene+

    September 29, 2015 at 2:36 pm

    Nice one!!!

  4. Somto

    September 29, 2015 at 3:49 pm

    Well doooooh!! it takes place on the 25/26th December so assume that’s Christmas time.

  5. Akpeno

    September 29, 2015 at 7:37 pm

    Ogwash!

  6. Tosin

    September 29, 2015 at 9:01 pm

    yeah, menn

  7. Mamacita

    September 29, 2015 at 9:24 pm

    Fulani costume at a carnival in delta state…I don’t get it.

    • lade

      September 30, 2015 at 3:59 pm

      where did u see that…

    • seyiadesina.com

      September 30, 2015 at 6:02 pm

      Mamacita, hahahaha
      Na carnival ooOo
      The more and verse it goes the more the troops who will like to participate, as a matter of fact this carnival is one of the fastest growing community carnival I have seen in Nigeria…

      This is not their first time, you too can participate by showcasing your culture and beautiful attire, it’s so beautiful you dont want to miss it

    • dfdfdf

      October 2, 2015 at 8:59 am

      I even saw yoruba costume in a supposedly traditional event..smh.
      Igbos are one of the most confused people…

  8. Metche

    September 30, 2015 at 7:32 am

    lovely people and culture

  9. Grandmaster

    September 30, 2015 at 7:34 pm

    Waoooooo, so cute so lovely so Original, i won’t miss this years Ogwashi-Uku carnival , ,,, I have attended this carnival since 2010
    Deltans love this event you need to see the large exodus of people returning to Delta -state just to attend this carnival. Well done madam Anthonia Dooshima Oguah

  10. Seyi S Adesina

    December 30, 2015 at 1:09 pm

    Whao! the 2015 Ogwashi Uku Carnival was colorful and entertaining it was so beautiful here is the carnival in picture for those who miss it
    seyiadesina.com/word/clips-from-ogwashi-uku-carnival-2015/

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