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Friendly & Energetic People

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The legendary African hospitality is alive and well in Afikpo. Here is a place where it is still considered rude to pass neighbors on the street without saying hello. The people are even nicer to visitors. It doesn’t matter who you are, where you are from or what you’re doing; most people will go out of their way to help with directions, offer helpful tips and engage you in a conversation as long as you are not standoffish.

But first, people are going to greet you by saying jookaw (hello or welcome) as they pass you on the street or meet you in a restaurant, store, barbershop, etc. Greetings are very important in Afikpo, so be gracious and acknowledge the greetings by saying jookwa in return.


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