AVM Tony Adokwu (Rtd), President of Ochetoha K’Idoma, the apex socio-cultural group of Idoma people of Nigeria, has described the...
A Mosaic of Iridescent Crayons
Set on an ancient hill of ancestral warriors, Otukpo rises to sunshine in an embrace—lit, brighter than anywhere else in the world. Ironically, she constantly is the envy of the sun as once every year, she welcomes tourists, Idoma’s in Nigeria and in the diaspora as well as other visitors, who travel a cumulative 10,000 plus kilometres to witness the Idoma International Carnival, a mosaic of all the beautiful colours there is.
Biggest Street Party in North Central Nigeria
Adorned in some of the world’s finest costumes, youths and celebrities storm the streets of Otukpo in their numbers for the highly anticipated band parade and street party critically acclaimed to be the biggest attraction of the year in North Central Nigeria. World class concert stages, sound and lightings are set up for the display of colours, comedy and A’list musical performances in Otukpo—the host community. Peace and unity is preached from the seat of Och’Idoma whilst appreciating the cultural diversity of the land.
Ogbureke Traditional Wrestling
From her chocolate-brown farmlands covered in luscious greenery to her clan of agile warriors, awe-inspiring women and buxom children, wealth and fulfilment for the Idoma person is often a function of strength. The Ogbureke traditional wrestling is a popular sports in Idoma land which serves as a form of entertainment, but particularly to remember the contributions of warriors past who fought tirelessly to maintain peace and unity in the land.