The Idoma International Carnival is an annual epoch-making event that celebrates the rich heritage, identity and culture of the beautiful people of Idoma nation; as well as empowering her people economically. This years carnival is scheduled to hold from the 22nd to 26th December at Otukpo, the ancestral home of the Idoma nation, Benue state.
Speaking at the press briefing held at the Port Harcourt Polo Club, the organizers of the carnival, headed by the amiable philanthropist; Prince Edwin Ochai, elaborated on the plans underway to awe participants and visitors coming to celebrate with the Idoma nation. Prince Ochai submitted that “Series of events have been lined up to thrill spectators for everyday of the event and adequate security has been put in place to secure lives and properties while all hotels in Otukpo are ready to offer 30% reduction in rates to all visitors during the carnival period.
Highlights of the Carnival include: carnival procession, food fair, award ceremony, Face of Idoma beauty pageant which has contestants from almost every state in across Nigeria, the cultural day and Ogbureke wrestling contest, traditional displays, football tournament and the Heroes Night party with headline artists such as Rudeboy, Terry G, Ric Hassani, Kennyblaq, Dan d Humourous and Legendry Suni etc.
The organizers proudly announced that after five years of mostly funding the epoch project from individuals pocket, Heroes lager beer and Airtel are showing more support for the event. This year, a lot of Idoma people in diaspora are also making plans to travel back home to experience the spectacular event. “We see this years Idoma International Carnival becoming our biggest outing so far because of our solid preparation and the revamped team we have” Prince Ochai, the founder and president of the carnival, concluded.
See you in Otukpo, Benue State as we celebrate the rich Colors of Our People: The Idoma people and her heritage.
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