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Reasons to Visit Afikpo

Top 10 Reasons to Visit

Posted by on Nov 21, 2012

There are many reasons to visit Afikpo. Your reasons to visit may differ, in which case we encourage you to share your top reasons by commenting on our Blog section. But first you have to visit Afikpo if you haven’t done so

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Travel Guide & Tips

Things to Do in Afikpo

Posted by on Apr 23, 2013

Watch a masquerade or a parade of masquerades The type of masquerade you see in Afikpo depends on the time of year/season you visit. To get an idea when the various masquerades perform, view the Cultural Calendar

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Featured Events

Okumkpo Masquerade Display, 1993

Posted by on Jul 21, 2013

On January 17, 1993, a group of Okumkpo masquerades numbering in their hundreds assembled to deliver a historic cultural performance, the likes of which have not been seen in over 30 years. The venue was Ogo Amikpo in Ozizza

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Featured Videos

Chris Abani: On Humanity (Video)

Posted by on Jul 21, 2013

This video from TED Talks features Chris Abani, a Nigerian-British citizen born and raised in Afikpo and resident in the United Kingdom. In this video, Chris shares his thoughts on...

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Recent Posts

Mbe Festival

Mbe Festival

If you can afford to be in Afikpo during the Mbe Festival, you should make plans to attend. Mbe or Ebu Mbe (literal translation: the tortoise’s song) is a festival that combines great music and dance with social satire. The songs contain lyrics that criticize individuals and groups who committed offenses or violated community norms in recent memory. The intent...

Umunkwo Cultural Dance Group (Video)

Umunkwo Cultural Dance Group (Video)

Umunkwo is an all-male traditional dance group from Amankwo village in Afikpo. The group’s spirited drumming and energetic dance style sets it apart. The star dancer is adorned in an attire reminiscent of a warrior-dancer celebrating his success in war and demonstrating his athletic and dance skills....

Chris Abani: On Humanity (Video)

Chris Abani: On Humanity (Video)

This video from TED Talks features Chris Abani, a Nigerian-British citizen born and raised in Afikpo and resident in the United Kingdom. In this video, Chris shares his thoughts on life, including his experience growing up as a boy in Afikpo....

Okumkpo Masquerade Display, 1993

Okumkpo Masquerade Display, 1993

On January 17, 1993, a group of Okumkpo masquerades numbering in their hundreds assembled to deliver a historic cultural performance, the likes of which have not been seen in over 30 years. The venue was Ogo Amikpo in Ozizza

Sir Francis Akanu Ibiam (Profile)

Sir Francis Akanu Ibiam (Profile)

On account of his exemplary public service record at the local, national and international levels and his pioneering role as the first Governor the Eastern Region, Sir Francis Akanu Ibiam merits the distinction of a pace setter.

Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu (Profile)

Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu (Profile)

As the first federal minister from Afikpo since the dawn of the 3rd Republic, in addition to his distinguished professional and personal background, status as a role model and a source of pride for Afikpo people, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu merits our distinction as a pace setter.

Making Meat Pie at Ndibe Beach Hotel

Making Meat Pie at Ndibe Beach Hotel

Our roving camera caught this man (a baker) preparing meat pie at Ndibe Beach Hotel, Afikpo. The meat pie is one of the snacks served to guests of the hotel. Yummmy!!! Tidbit: Ndibe Beach Hotel is one of several hotels in Afikpo. The hotel is located near Ndibe Beach, from which it derives its...

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