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Nkwa Umuagbogho Dance Group (Profile)

Nkwa Umuagbogho Dance Group performers in action

Nkwa Umuagbogho Dance Group performers in action

Nkwa Umuagbogho Dance Group (translation: maidens dance) occupies a pride of place as one of best cultural dance groups in Africa. The group was founded in 1970 by Chief Vincent Omeri Nwachi from Ndibe, Afikpo, Ebonyi State in Nigeria.

Nkwa Umuagbogho Dance Group has won a host of local, national and international merit awards dating back to 1972 when the group beat hundreds of competing dance groups to win First Place at the All Nigeria Festival of Arts and Culture. Other awards – dozens of them – soon followed in rapid succession.

Founder of Nkwa Umuagbogho Dance Group, Chief Vincent Omeri Nwachi

Chief Vincent Omeri Nwachi, Founder of Nkwa Umuagbogho Dance Group and recipient of the United Nations Living Legends Award

This winning streak has continued till date. More recently, the group (which is now led by Mr. Godwin Emeka Omeri, son of Chief Nwachi) beat a host of other dance groups to clinch First Place at a competition organized in Ebonyi State by the Radio, Television and Theatre Art Workers Union (RATTAWU) of Nigeria in 2010.

In it’s 40 plus years history, Nkwa Umuagbogho Dance Group has entertained heads of States from dozens of countries, thrilled hundreds of thousands of spectators and wowed audiences in Africa, America and China.

In 2006, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) conferred the Living Legends Award to the group’s founder, Chief Nwachi, for his choreographic skills and lifetime contributions to the advancement of African art and culture.


Contact Information

Contact name: Godwin Emeka Omeri

Address: Ezi Inya Compound, Ndibe, Afikpo, Ebonyi State, Nigeria

Phone: 0703-9448259 (local dialing); +234-703-9448259 (international dialing)





  1. Eluu sunday ugwuesinachi(a.k.a. Sunnybaz) /

    Sincerly, am overwhelmed with what am seeing, Afikpo is now a city of her own, no matter what. sunnybaz

  2. sunday eluu ugwuesinachi /

    Pls my peple,let us always keep our identities no matter what…

  3. ibennachi edward omeri /

    tank God for all he has been doing for us


    A beautiful dance group

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