Article : Factors Egwu-Ogba Festival: A Collective Conscience Of Egi People


Factors Egwu-Ogba Festival: A Collective Conscience Of Egi People


Dr. Jacob Igilah Omelukor

 This paper deals with the Egwu-Ogba festival which determines the socio-cultural life of the Egi-clan of Ogba tribe in Rivers State. It therefore, focuses on the true social identity of the Egi people through their cultural festival as the “Egwu-Ogba Festival” and the changes in this festival. It elucidates on the joyful mood of the people during this period of the year and the financial adjustments they make in making sure that both the rich and the poor can afford to celebrate this festival together in the month of August each year. Traditionally, it use to be known as ‘Igba- Ogwe ’before it was changed to “Egwu-Ogba” a Socio- cultural attachment towards their ‘Ancestor, OGBA, as the first son.

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