The site will serve as a primary source of information about the festival.
Onitsha, September 19, 2023: The Ofala Steering Committee has announced the launch of a website for the festival : https://ofala.org/ . The committee is a selection of Onitsha indigenes from a cross section of constituent groups at home and abroad to plan and execute the Ofala festival under the authority of the Obi in Council.
The website is designed to serve as a distinct and central hub for all information related to the Ofala. Before now, news about the festival was provided amongst others on the website of the Onitsha Traditional Council. The new website provides an opportunity for a better dissemination of information on the Ofala celebration, including highlights before, during and after the yearly festival. https://ofala.org/ offers a user-friendly experience with simple navigation, ensuring that visitors can easily explore its content and access valuable information on the Ofala.
Chief (Dr.) Okechukwu Mike Areh, Onya Ozoma of Onitsha, and Chairman of Ofala Steering Committee, said that “the website is an essential tool for drawing national, African, and global attention to the Ofala,’’ adding that “it will help in ensuring that the Ofala attains the status of a major event in the Nigerian, and African cultural/tourism calendar.”
The Ofala Steering Committee has invited visitors to explore the new website, especially the sections on events, programmes, and resources. The committee requested journalists including photographers interested in attending the Ofala events this year to register via firstname.lastname@example.org . The accreditation portal will close on Wednesday. October 4, 2023.
About the Ofala
Rooted in deep spirituality, the Ofala is an occasion for the monarch to fulfill certain obligations. It is primarily a celebration by the monarch and his subjects of the monarch’s annual emergence from seclusion, during which period the monarch has successfully negotiated the fortunes of the kingdom. The Ofala is also a reenactment of the joy which the monarch shared with his subjects, at the discovery that yam is non-toxic, and a valuable source of food.
Editorial Publicity Lead, Ofala Steering Committee
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