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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

Bridal Train at a Traditional Marriage

Bridal Train at a Traditional Marriage

Check out this beautiful bride and her elegantly dressed bridal train at a traditional marriage ceremony held in Afikpo. Tidbit: Despite the growing influence of western culture, traditional marriage ceremonies as still quite popular in Afikpo and across most of Nigeria. This event took place in Mgbom, Afikpo in...

Faces at ReachOut 2010

Faces at ReachOut 2010

Were you present at the 2010 ReachOut Carnival that took place in Afikpo? These people were. And so were. And they helped to spark excitement throughout Afikpo for the duration of the carnival. Tidbit: ReachOut 2010 was a religious celebration/conference coordinated nationwide by the ReachOut Nigeria. To read more about this event, click here.   Below are...

AIFPU Graduate & Her Proud Parents

AIFPU Graduate & Her Proud Parents

Our camera caught this graduate and her parents posing for a picture at the Akanu Ibiam Federal Polytechnic Unwana (AIFPU), near Afikpo. Tidbit: AIFPU has a student and staff strength of several thousand people. Each year, thousands of new graduates, parents, friends and well wishers gather at the school for a graduation...

Men Offloading Sand at Unwana Beach

Men Offloading Sand at Unwana Beach

Our roving camera caught these two able-bodied men offloading sand from a canoe in Unwana Beach, near Afikpo. Tidbit: During the dry season when the water level is low, building grade sand (white sand) become plentiful and easy to reach at various sections of the Cross River. Men with canoes load the sand onto boats and bring them to the shore to be offloaded...

Tony Ekoh, Jr. (Profile)

Tony Ekoh, Jr. (Profile)

Hon. Tony Ekoh, Jr. is a former Chairman of Afikpo North Local Government Area. As chairman, Hon. Ekoh headed the Local Government Council comprising of several elected councilors and staff. He also presided over the affairs of the local government administration and the functions prescribed for his office in the Nigerian Constitution, including: Collection of...

Aqua Grace Pure Water (Profile)

Aqua Grace Pure Water (Profile)

Aqua Grace is a pure water production and supply company located in Ngodo, Afikpo. The company supplies pure water to individuals and businesses in Afikpo and neighboring towns. The management of Aqua Grace is committed to maintaining a safe environment for the production of pure water.

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