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August 31, 2023

GLO Announces Sponsorship Of ‘Ofala’ Festival

Leading telecom solutions provider, Globacom has announced the sponsorship of this year’s edition of Ofala festival scheduled to hold at Imeobi Onitsha, Anambra State from October 14 to 15, 2023. The Ofala festival is an annual ceremony practiced by Igbo people, partcularly the indegenes of Onitsha, Umueri, umuoji and other neighboring communities such as Aguleri, […]

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August 31, 2023

Arrangements underway for the 2023 Ofala festival of the Obi of Onitsha.

AUGUST 31, 2023 – This year’s festival with a theme: ‘Better. Stronger. Together, will run over a three-week period in the month of October with the peaks scheduled for two days, Iru and Azu Ofala – October 14 and October 15, 2023, respectively. Addressing a news conference on behalf of the Ofala Steering Committee, Mr. Nn’emeka […]

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July 27, 2023

2019 Message

Message By His Majesty, Nnaemeka Alfred Ugochukwu Achebe, CFR, mni, Obi of Onitsha, Agbogidi, at the 2019 Ofala, Saturday, October 11, 2019. Introduction I welcome everyone to this year’s Ofala. The festival which is the high point of Onitsha Ceremonial Cycle and is also the period of homecoming for Onitsha indigenes. The Ofala usually provides […]

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November 16, 2022

Ofala Festival Receives Federal Government’s Award of Excellence in Culture

NOVEMBER 16, 2022 – The award is in recognition of the outstanding and excellent contributions of the Ofala festival to the development and preservation of Nigeria’s cultural heritage. The award was made on the occasion of the First United Nations World Tourism Organisation ( UNWTO) Global Conference on linking tourism, culture, and the creative industries […]

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October 23, 2022

Achebe, Obi of Onitsha, marks 20th Ofala, urges Ndigbo to uphold culture

Chimaobi Nwaiwu, NNEWI The Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Alfred Achebe, Agbogidi yesterday described his 20-year reign as the traditional ruler of Onitsha as a journey of leadership charged with the sole purpose of fast-forwarding an ancient traditional society to the 21st century. In an address at his 2022 Ofala Festival of Igwe Achebe, he said […]

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Nnaemeka Alfred Ugochukwu Achebe
October 23, 2022

Soludo, Kalu, Okowa, Obiano, others hail Achebe on Ofala

It was sea of heads weekend in Onitsha, Anambra State at the commemoration of the 20th coronation anniversary of the Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Nnaemeka Achebe as well as the 2022 Ofala Festival. Special signatories were present to grace the occasion, while others sent their representatives. Among them were Anambra Governor Chukwuma Soludo, and his […]

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