Isiagu Igbo Traditional Attire Comes In Many Colors… Which colors Is Your Best

Igbo culture is many centuries old and consists of many essential elements, including language, art, and celebrations. One of the often-overlooked components of culture is clothing. Igbo traditional wears play a huge part in Igbo culture and are transferred from generation to generation. Every Igbo event is an unforgettable sight thanks to the unique clothing. Find out more about Ibo’s meaning right now! The Igbo men’s traditional attire is called Isiagu, also known as Chieftaincy. This is made with high-quality suede materials. Before the advent of this material and other fabrics, Igbo men…

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Tour To Singapore: Irresistible Singapore’s Allure Of Culture, Modernization And Technology

Tina Nwanya tells her story as she takes you  all year round trips to Singapore and other Asian and European countries Being the travel addict that I am, naturally, I’m drawn to destinations that offer uncommon experiences that are way off the beaten paths – and that was my fascination when I decided to explore Singapore, an island city, located in South East Asia, and surrounded by Thailand, Bangkok, Cambodia, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Malaysia. Apart from an innate desire to see the world, I am passionate about traveling with…

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2020 Argungu Fishing festival To Hold March, As Kebbi Govt. Inaugurates 16 Member Committee

The Kebbi Government has inaugurated a 16-member committee to organize the 2020 Argungu International and Cultural Fishing festival, scheduled to hold in March. Inaugurating the Committee, the Deputy Governor, Samaila Yombe said the celebration of the festival was not held for a long time for some reason. According to him, “The festival used to be held once in a year but unfortunately for unforeseen circumstances which we cannot explain, this event could not hold for the past 10 years. Fishes caught by competitors at Argungu Fishing festival being weighed for…

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Osokia’a: A Rare Glimpse Into Ejiyan-Ekiti Festival Of Fire And Prayer

Ejiyan-Ekiti comes up in July is an annual Osokia’a Festival. The festival is a big deal among the indigenes but is hardly known to many outside the immediate vicinity of the town.  As has been the tradition in this part of the country for many years, the Osokia’a marks the end of the current year and the start of a new one. “It is a period when they pray for the wellbeing of our children,” says HRM Oba Olukayode Kupolokun, the Obalaaye of Ejiyan. “Even when they are sick, on…

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The 2020 Oji Ezinihitte The Frills And Trills Of The Most Famous Cultural Festival In Igboland

          It was a celebration of culture and tradition at Ezinihitte Mbaise local government council, Imo state, southeast Nigeria as the people gathered to celebrate their yearly Oji Ezinihitte Mbaise festival.  The 2020 edition of Oji Ezinihitte (kola nut festival), may have come and gone but will linger for a long time in the minds of those that witness it. The Oji Ezinihitte is one of the most famous cultural festivals in Igboland, which holds on the first day of January every year.” It was indeed a…

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Court Sends DG Arts And Culture, Runsewe To Prison For Contempt Of Court

Justice Jude Okeke of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has sentenced the Director-General of the National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC), Olusegun Runsewe, to prison. Justice Okeke made the order on Thursday while ruling on a motion drawn from a suit filed by Ummakalif Limited against the Minister of the FCT; Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA); DG of NCAC, and the Minister for Culture and Tourism, as the first, second, third and fourth defendants respectively. In the motion, the claimant sought an order of the…

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Runsewe Debunks Alleged Indictment Over Financial Irregularities

Mr. Olusegun Runsewe, the Director-General, National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC), has debunked the allegation that he was found wanting by the recent National Audit Report from the Office of the Auditor General of the Federation ( AGF). Runsewe said that the report dwelt majorly on the activities of the agency before he was appointed in 2017 in a statement released to journalists in Lagos. He said that a thorough look at the report captured majorly activities of the agency in 2015 and 2016, two years before he was…

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Oji Ezinihitte: The Historical Backgrand Of Kola Nut (Oji) Cultural Festival Of Ezinihitte Mbaise, Imo State

  The common saying in Igboland is that every other cultural group in Nigeria eats kola nuts, but it is only in Igboland that kola nut oji is not only eaten but also celebrated. This position is true of the Igbo who do not cultivate kola nuts in abundance as a commercial venture like the Yoruba but have a deep reverence for the fruits because of its significance in the Igbo worldview. The Igbo do not eat this fruit like other groups in Nigeria, who essentially eat it for its…

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Oji Ezinihitte Mbaise Festival, The Origin And Common Ancestry Identity

BY: Dr. Obichere Iwuagwu From time immemorial, the worship at the shrine of Chileke Oriukwu has been the singular identity of the common ancestry of the teeming people of Ezinihitte Mbaise who originally camped and resided around Oriukwu.  It was their belief that Orieukwu Oboama-na-Umunama was the seat of the creation of the world and the spirit. Before Christianity gained a considerable foothold in Ezinihitte, the communities, once a year, gathered at the shrine of Chileke Orieukwu to offer worship to the Creator (Chileke) for their fortunes and harvest of…

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NCAC To Grace Rivers Community Cultural Festival In Abuja

Following the visit of King Jaja of Opobo Kingdom, Dr. Dandeson Douglas Jaja to the headquarters of the National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) the Council has pledged to add colour to the 2019 edition of Rivers Cultural Festival holding in Abuja on December 14, 2019. His Majesty, the Treaty King who is the Amanyanabo and Natural Ruler of Opobo Kingdom made a powerfull visit with a full-strength delegation to the Director-General of NCAC, Otunba Segun Runsewe in an advocacy visit aimed at soliciting the presence of the NCAC…

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