Different communities and invited and non ivited guests in Oguta and its environs with our brethren from disaspora on holidays marched out gaily dressed in different traditional attire patently Igbo.
The parade was characterised with pomp and pageantry giving a long lasting impression in the minds of the people.
The Ibo people known for treasuring their culture and heritage made a public statement with show on this particular day. Down the years their zeal neither weaned nor withered and it has yielded a consciousness that percolates from Nigeria to Africa to other parts of the world.
It was proudly sponsored by Eagles Schnapps, Commodore Schnapps, Chelsea dry gin brands of Intercontinental distilleries Limited, Molped and Molpix brands of Hayat, Miracleshron international academy, Grand Hotels Owerri, Emmaoil Limited. No wonder it turned out as a grand cultural gathering of all sorts as there were a lot to eat, drinks and packages to take home. Nigerians being lovers of culture there had in the congregation people of non igbo tribe who also decked out in their own cultural attire.
The Founder/Ceo of Ndigbo Heritage Carnival, a versatile and veteran actress Chioma Igwe who championed the social rally was flanked by her compatriots from the Nollywood industry. There were musical performances coupled with cultural dance and masquerades display, children were not left ou as they danced to win prizes.
Moreover, the women displayed and showcased their local cuisines and most importantly igbo language was garnished so much that the youths swore never to allow it go extinct. Chioma Igwe has so far sustained this legacy by featuring in Nollywood movies that mostly depict rich Igbo culture and tradition.
Overall it was a successful outing and was a melting pot of Igbo traditions.
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