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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....

Mc Chido (Profile)

Mc Chido (Profile)

Meet Afikpo native and rising music star, Harrison Idam Chidozie Okoro, also called by his stage name (Mc Chido).

Harrison is a native of Amangbala village in Afikpo. He resides in Maryland, U.S.A. In just a few years since he launched his music career, Mc Chido has produced or is in the process of producing over 30 songs.

Chris Abani: On the Stories of Africa (Video)

Chris Abani: On the Stories of Africa (Video)

This video from TED Talks features Chris Abani, a Nigerian-British citizen born and raised in Afikpo and presently resident in the United Kingdom. In this video, Chris draws on stories from his background growing up in Nigeria, his life and work outside Nigeria and other materials to share insights about life, misconceptions about Africa and other topics....

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...

Okpaa Masquerade Thrills Audience in Virginia, USA

Okpaa Masquerade Thrills Audience in Virginia, USA

The Igbo Village is a pioneering effort to create a replica of a farm village as it existed in a 17th century Nigeria when it is estimated that hundreds of thousands of slaves were taken from Igbo towns and villages to various parts of the United States. It is estimate that 40 percent of the slaves were shipped to Virginia were Igbos. These slaves contributed...

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