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FREE Medical Care in Afikpo! Nov 13-17, 2017

FREE Medical Care in Afikpo! Nov 13-17, 2017

Afikpo Organization Inc. (AOI), the umbrella organization for Afikpo people living in US, is once again sponsoring a FREE Medical Mission to take place in Afikpo, Ebonyi State! This will be 10th year of FREE medical missions to Afikpo sponsored by AOI since 2005! Over twenty thousand (20,000) people have received free surgeries, free eye care, free HIV and...

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

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...

New Yam Festival in Afikpo

New Yam Festival in Afikpo

The New Yam Festival is one of the top festivals in Afikpo. The festival begins with a series of activities weeks before the final ceremonial day. First, a large council of elders meets in a solemn conference called Ngidi-Ngidi to decide the date of the festival. Then other activities in preparation for the festival follow in a sequence dictated by...

Ehugbo Day

Ehugbo Day

The Afikpo Town Welfare Association (ATWA) organizes an annual Ehugbo Day on or about the month of June. Ehugbo is the original Igbo name for present day Afikpo. ATWA is the apex town association dedicated to preserving the cultural heritage of Afikpo people. On Ehugbo Day is one of the best events to experience Afikpo culture on display. Among the attractions...

Iriji (New Yam Festival) Celebrated in Houston, USA

Iriji (New Yam Festival) Celebrated in Houston, USA

On August 2012, dozens of Afikpo people, along with their friends, families and well wishers  congregated at the Westin Houston Memorial City Hotel in Houston, Texas, USA to celebrate the New Yam Festival (Iriji) in style. In attendance were Afikpo sons and daughters resident in the United States. They were joined by Afikpo people from Nigeria and other...

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