The Ogwashi-Ukwu Carnival Is Here Again

Katherine Baffour 4 years ago 20

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The ”Oganihu” Ogwashi-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:

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