Ogwashi-Uku Community Marks Annual ‘Ineh’ Festival In Grand Style

HRM Obi Okonjo in handshake will Odogwu Gabriel Ohai

By Braxton Ilobah

It was a time of going back to their roots by people of Ogwashi-Uku, the administrative headquarters of Aniocha South Local Government Area in Delta State as they joined their

king, His Royal Majesty Obi Ifechukwude Aninshi Okonjo to celebrate the annual ‘Ineh’ festival on Saturday.

The Ineh festival is traditionally marked annually by the king of the community with his titled chiefs, indigenes, visitors, friends and we’ll wishers. The ceremony also is usually


observed alongside the new yam festival to signal the official commencement of eating of new yam while closing the last farming year. AtlanticNewsonline learnt that the ceremony marked the beginning of a new traditional year.

This year’s event which took place at the Ogwashi-Uku palace ground located at Ogbe Ofu Quarters was marked with funfare in colours. Its high point which was a very significant

aspect of the Ogwashi-Uku tradition is the “shaking of hands” with ornamented staff

(Adah) by the Odogwu (War Lord) and the Monarch, Obi Okonjo.

Written by: Frank Oshanugor

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