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Re: Okere-urhobo Festival Of Unity, Warri 2017. by BbcNews: 11:58am On Jan 19, 2017
Frm A Protege Of The Urhobo ,am Isoko And I Pay Homage To My Urhobo People

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Re: Okere-urhobo Festival Of Unity, Warri 2017. by LKO(m): 11:59am On Jan 19, 2017
Beautiful pictures. Was busy at Alaka quarter (Uvwie Kingdom) during the yuletide season watching their beautiful Street masquerade display. It was a celebration of beautiful Urhobo culture. The melodious songs, display of glorious dance steps, was truly captivating. Some of the masquerades here, were also in action at the Alaka cultural carnival.

Okere Urhobo wado!
Special regards to High Chief Wilson Omavowa Eboh, he is maternally Uvwie.

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Re: Okere-urhobo Festival Of Unity, Warri 2017. by Nobody: 12:00pm On Jan 19, 2017
grin grin grin grin
Re: Okere-urhobo Festival Of Unity, Warri 2017. by Sanchez01: 12:00pm On Jan 19, 2017
Ginaz:
I'm proudly from urhobo, all my kins "wado" grin
Where in Urhobo are you from?
Re: Okere-urhobo Festival Of Unity, Warri 2017. by Antoeni(m): 12:01pm On Jan 19, 2017
Urhobo wayo !!!
Re: Okere-urhobo Festival Of Unity, Warri 2017. by fratermathy(m): 12:03pm On Jan 19, 2017
BbcNews:
Frm A Protege Of The Urhobo ,am Isoko And I Pay Homage To My Urhobo People

Isoko vi Urhobo ovuovo!

We are the same. Don't make yourself different from us.

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Re: Okere-urhobo Festival Of Unity, Warri 2017. by Sanchez01: 12:06pm On Jan 19, 2017
BbcNews:
Frm A Protege Of The Urhobo ,am Isoko And I Pay Homage To My Urhobo People
We are not different. Though there may be variations in our dialects, it does not make us different smiley

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Re: Okere-urhobo Festival Of Unity, Warri 2017. by edbor(m): 12:08pm On Jan 19, 2017
Ginaz:
I'm proudly from urhobo, all my kins "wado" grin

Die ye ode we smiley
Re: Okere-urhobo Festival Of Unity, Warri 2017. by intruder15(m): 12:12pm On Jan 19, 2017
did I just see a masquerade sit down? well, it's not my business. #walksaway
Re: Okere-urhobo Festival Of Unity, Warri 2017. by Nobody: 12:13pm On Jan 19, 2017
BbcNews:
Frm A Protege Of The Urhobo ,am Isoko And I Pay Homage To My Urhobo People


Shooooou Urhobo n Isoko na one n same. I could hardly differentiate.

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Re: Okere-urhobo Festival Of Unity, Warri 2017. by UnknownT: 12:15pm On Jan 19, 2017
I like them dark urhobo babes. Shout out to Awerusuoghene and Oghenetejiri

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Re: Okere-urhobo Festival Of Unity, Warri 2017. by Omoluabi16(m): 12:16pm On Jan 19, 2017
Kowor:
Most parents will never show the next generation things like this nor speak their language. Some fall in the "my father said am urhobo" cathegory. But can gbeseru on top english everything. Kudos to the sure parents that think it's not all about english.
urhobo wadooo.

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Re: Okere-urhobo Festival Of Unity, Warri 2017. by nowpresence(f): 12:18pm On Jan 19, 2017
Urhobo wadooo!!!!!!
Am proudly urhobo
I love festivals. I wish we had more of these often to celebrate our culture.

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Re: Okere-urhobo Festival Of Unity, Warri 2017. by fratermathy(m): 12:23pm On Jan 19, 2017
nowpresence:
Urhobo wadooo!!!!!!
Am proudly urhobo
I love festivals. I wish we had more of these often to celebrate our culture.

We do. There are festivals in every clan. Just that Christianity and anti-traditionalism are phasing them out and rendering them stale and obsolete.

What Urhobo needs is a cultural revival which will cut across our language, dressing, food, festivals, etc. We need modern Urhobo youths to embrace the culture before it goes into extinction.

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Re: Okere-urhobo Festival Of Unity, Warri 2017. by Nobody: 12:38pm On Jan 19, 2017
I need an Urobho gf. Used to have one back in the days, from Abraka. It was a delicious experience....the best.... cool cool cool
Re: Okere-urhobo Festival Of Unity, Warri 2017. by checkolatunji: 12:41pm On Jan 19, 2017
Uhmmmmmm.......i smell brown roofs grin
Re: Okere-urhobo Festival Of Unity, Warri 2017. by sekem: 12:56pm On Jan 19, 2017
I can't find laid Mohammed amongst the masquerades.
Re: Okere-urhobo Festival Of Unity, Warri 2017. by teozey111(m): 1:03pm On Jan 19, 2017
Ginaz:
I'm proudly from urhobo, all my kins "wado" grin
omo urhobo mavôjeri

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Re: Okere-urhobo Festival Of Unity, Warri 2017. by ifihearam: 1:04pm On Jan 19, 2017
fratermathy:


Don't bring bigotry into this thread. I beg you. There's no where Itsekiri was mentioned here. If you think these are itsekiri masquerades, create your own thread and state it there.

Don't bring your "genetic engineering" here. Since when did Okumagba become an Itsekiri person? Or you can't see him there? You think Okumagba will attend an Itsekiri event?

Oga. Those are itsekiri masquerades. Take it or leave it. Don't be like that.





Mtchewww
Re: Okere-urhobo Festival Of Unity, Warri 2017. by erico2k2(m): 1:04pm On Jan 19, 2017
ifihearam:
@poster why are you misleading people? These are itsekiri masquerades for crying or loud and it's ukerede-itsekiri not urhobo
nah wah 4 Una shaaaa.,
so Wisdom Ekuruemu of the Ekuruemu family of Okere-Urhobo is now an Itshekiri MAN? your brain needs urgent Rest

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Re: Okere-urhobo Festival Of Unity, Warri 2017. by carterkelly1(m): 1:26pm On Jan 19, 2017
ifihearam:
@poster why are you misleading people? These are itsekiri masquerades for crying or loud and it's ukerede-itsekiri not urhobo

I need to spit in your eyes

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Re: Okere-urhobo Festival Of Unity, Warri 2017. by nowpresence(f): 1:43pm On Jan 19, 2017
fratermathy:


We do. There are festivals in every clan. Just that Christianity and anti-traditionalism are phasing them out and rendering them stale and obsolete.

What Urhobo needs is a cultural revival which will cut across our language, dressing, food, festivals, etc. We need modern Urhobo youths to embrace the culture before it goes into extinction.
I totally agree with too you. Religion especially Christianity is a major cause of the decline of urhobo culture.
And also most importantly education and enlightenment. People see the culture as local and Such donot want to be associated with it.
Am hopeful things will change for the better by maybe re-branding the culture as a whole to attract both native and non native to it.

God bless urhobo nation and delta state as a whole.

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Re: Okere-urhobo Festival Of Unity, Warri 2017. by Mambox: 1:47pm On Jan 19, 2017
I love this!

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Re: Okere-urhobo Festival Of Unity, Warri 2017. by 234GT(m): 1:56pm On Jan 19, 2017
According to Lai Mohammed, it may take up to 1000 able-bodied men to dress these masquerades

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Re: Okere-urhobo Festival Of Unity, Warri 2017. by DaGC(m): 1:58pm On Jan 19, 2017
I was present there . I can see my uncle in the first picture.

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Re: Okere-urhobo Festival Of Unity, Warri 2017. by ovokeiv1(m): 2:00pm On Jan 19, 2017
I'm proudly Urhobo (as evident in my moniker). the only thing is i don't know how to speak the language fluently though i understand it very well.
i need to interact with more of my kinsmen so i can perfect my speaking skills.

Iniovo me wado!

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Re: Okere-urhobo Festival Of Unity, Warri 2017. by Chuvin22(m): 2:12pm On Jan 19, 2017
I CAN RELATE VERY WELL... I DEY MISS WARRI SHAA..

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Re: Okere-urhobo Festival Of Unity, Warri 2017. by ezigr8(m): 2:14pm On Jan 19, 2017
Urhobo wadoo!
Urhobo! ovuovo!
Urhobo mena! ovuovo!
ekpako me meyenre, miguo

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Re: Okere-urhobo Festival Of Unity, Warri 2017. by Efewestern: 2:19pm On Jan 19, 2017
ifihearam:
@poster why are you misleading people? These are itsekiri masquerades for crying or loud and it's ukerede-itsekiri not urhobo

Oga don't derail our thread for us, This is okere, and it belongs to urhobo, see them.. una 1 claim again .

Urhobo wa doooh

Special thanks to fratermathy and Opharhe.. well work..

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Re: Okere-urhobo Festival Of Unity, Warri 2017. by Opharhe: 2:51pm On Jan 19, 2017
Sanchez01:

Ise! This is alien to me though. I would have traveled down to learn if I knew something like this was going to take place. Could you please create a thread to talk more about the second emboldened?

Frathermathy, never knew you were Urhobo cheesy
Yeah, the Iyerhi is an annual festival of the Ughelli people, though there are other ones but Iyerhi have grown to be the official Ughelli festival.

Ekene of Agbarha-Otor is another unique festival that is held once in every 15 years (heard the time has been reduced to 10yrs or so but not sure)

Sadly, I don't have enough knowledge to share about them since I've not physically experienced them before. I've only witnessed the Agbarha-Warri Odju Owhurhie festival which is commonly called "Agbassa Juju" and then some Masquerade festivals here and there especially in Otokutu, my maternal home.

Since Ughelli is my hometown, I promise to look for a description of the Ughelli festival, create a thread on it and notify you accordingly.
Thanks.

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Re: Okere-urhobo Festival Of Unity, Warri 2017. by Sanchez01: 2:55pm On Jan 19, 2017
Opharhe:
Yeah, the Iyerhi is an annual festival of the Ughelli people, though there are other ones but Iyerhi have grown to be the official Ughelli festival.

Ekene of Agbarha-Otor is another unique festival that is held once in every 15 years (heard the time has been reduced to 10yrs or so but not sure)

Sadly, I don't have enough knowledge to share about them since I've not physically experienced them before. I've only witnessed the Agbarha-Warri Odju Owhurhie festival which is commonly called "Agbassa Juju" and then some Masquerade festivals here and there especially in Otokutu, my maternal home.

Since Ughelli is my hometown, I promise to look for a description of the Ughelli festival, create a thread on it and notify you accordingly.
Thanks.
Kindly do well to post on the forum when the festivals are drawing near. I would love to witness them.
Re: Okere-urhobo Festival Of Unity, Warri 2017. by godquality: 3:04pm On Jan 19, 2017
For this kind hot sun. Person wear this kind atire.

Chai. Urhobo wadooo...

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