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Re: The Famous Mkpokiti Dance In Anambra (Photos) by MelesZenawi: 9:58am On Nov 02
Kennyswagz2:
do you know there are igbos in cameroon, Gavon and equatorial guinea?? Should I now say you guys abadoned your own people there

Not only Gavon but Eguavon..

Go and get one Igbo name from there...

Not only that, also a short video of Igbo as their language.

Unless you are one of those that feeds on fairy tale.
Re: The Famous Mkpokiti Dance In Anambra (Photos) by AmuDimpka: 10:10am On Nov 02
MelesZenawi:


Not only Gavon but Eguavon..

Go and get one Igbo name from there...

Not only that, also a short video of Igbo as their language.

Unless you are one of those that feeds on fairy tale.

https://www.nairaland.com/4116817/igbos-bioko-equatorial-guinea-forgotten
Re: The Famous Mkpokiti Dance In Anambra (Photos) by ValeeLove(m): 10:12am On Nov 02
Montracine:
MKPOKITI DANCE
Does that Ring a bell!?

Mkpokiti dance was founded in 1959 by late Chief Festus Okoli Nwankwo of Ugwunano village of Umunze in Orumba local government of Anambra state.

In 1970, all the states of the Nigerian federation were summoned in Lagos to celebrate the end of the civil war. Among the programmes lined up for the celebrations was the cultural dance competition from all the states. A cash prize of 3,000 British Pounds and a gold gong were prizes for the first place in cultural dances. The competition started from villages to the divisions and to the states. From village level to the national stage, Mkpokiti secured first position and won the coveted gold gong and cash prize in Lagos.

This stimulated other dance groups in the country with the result that in 1971, many dance groups registered for the competition. The final competition for the year took place in Ibadan and Mkpokiti maintained the lead.

In 1972 – 1973 in Kaduna, the case was the same. Since inception, the Mkpokiti dance group has never obtained a second position in any competition. Formerly, Anambra state government chose Mkpokiti as its state dance but after the continuous clinching of first position in national competitions, the federal government adopted Mkpokiti as a national dance. Mkpokiti represented the federal government in FESTAC ’77 at Lagos. In New York, Washington, Jamaica, Barbados, Brazil, Venezuela, Trinidad and Tobago, Cuba, Port of Spain, and England, Mkpokiti dance has been exhibited as the greatest cultural dance in Africa.

The Satinsheen Company under the management of Miss Franca Afebua took Mkpokiti dance to a global competition in Wembley, England. All the groups competed in Oxford University, England. As expected, Mkpokiti dance secured the1st prize there and carried the World Cup back to Nigeria.

The federal government has taken Mkpokiti dance group to ALL THE PARTS OF THE WORLD except Australia. The achievements made in these travels including winning the World Cup multiple times even in New York, Algeria and North Korea a few years ago rightly crowned the legendary Mkpokiti dance of Igbo people the great. Written by Dunu Okigbo

Picture: By @toriafrica at #SenatorUcheEkwunifethanksgiving



The dance sweet oh!
Re: The Famous Mkpokiti Dance In Anambra (Photos) by MelesZenawi: 10:27am On Nov 02
AmuDimpka:

https://www.nairaland.com/4116817/igbos-bioko-equatorial-guinea-forgotten
Fairly tale.
Get a video to back the write up.
Video evidence and language communication settles it all.
Re: The Famous Mkpokiti Dance In Anambra (Photos) by AmuDimpka: 11:02am On Nov 02
MelesZenawi:


Fairly tale.

Get a video to back the write up.

Video evidence and language communication settles it all.

Intellectual lazy man....I know you guys are lazy physically but never knew it got to mental laziness



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpQqp1LbFr0
Re: The Famous Mkpokiti Dance In Anambra (Photos) by amazon14: 12:15pm On Nov 02
Kennyswagz2:
ok.. bye bye criminal

grin grin grin cheesy
Re: The Famous Mkpokiti Dance In Anambra (Photos) by MelesZenawi: 12:33pm On Nov 02
AmuDimpka:


Intellectual lazy man....I know you guys are lazy physically but never knew it got to mental laziness



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpQqp1LbFr0

I clearly avoided watching that video because I know one riff Raff from Nigeria will do the whole talking without the actual people speaking to get first hand Info.

So your intellectual hardwork is listening to same people from here without the actual guinea speaking so we can here their names and language. You no different from Nnamdi and propaganda.

Your video is trash, full of rubbish and if no substance or concrete evidence.

Purely rubbish.
Re: The Famous Mkpokiti Dance In Anambra (Photos) by Kennyswagz2: 12:44pm On Nov 02
Re: The Famous Mkpokiti Dance In Anambra (Photos) by Kennyswagz2: 12:45pm On Nov 02
AmuDimpka:


https://www.nairaland.com/4116817/igbos-bioko-equatorial-guinea-forgotten
don't mind that fool.. he claims he I igbo, he don't even know about his people

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Re: The Famous Mkpokiti Dance In Anambra (Photos) by Kennyswagz2: 12:46pm On Nov 02
MelesZenawi:


Not only Gavon but Eguavon..

Go and get one Igbo name from there...

Not only that, also a short video of Igbo as their language.

Unless you are one of those that feeds on fairy tale.
I meant gabon.. there are igbos in gabon

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Re: The Famous Mkpokiti Dance In Anambra (Photos) by Yujin(m): 2:16pm On Nov 02
uzoezieh:
PROUDLY FROM UMUNZE
Nnem oma! Ndii k'imere?
Re: The Famous Mkpokiti Dance In Anambra (Photos) by NNEWIsuper: 2:32pm On Nov 02
MelesZenawi:

Not only Gavon but Eguavon..
Go and get one Igbo name from there...
Not only that, also a short video of Igbo as their language.
Unless you are one of those that feeds on fairy tale
.
Re: The Famous Mkpokiti Dance In Anambra (Photos) by johbara: 2:40pm On Nov 02
Wow....this is so educating, thank God for #nairaland. I schooled in Enugu state precisely IMT & ESUT from 2003 to 2012 and the #Mkpokiti I know was a popular bus-stop very close to #QueensschoolEnugu in front of the popular #Ahia9marketEnugu. little did I know that the name #Mkpokiti has such rich and powerful heritage. It's high time we begin as a country to begin to look into certain key areas and begin to harness these potentials instead of just tribal politics. Imagine Nigeria coming tops in an international dancing competition repeatedly and we ignored that aspect of our unique heritage for football and the other sports we struggle with. we should really begin to look inwards.
Re: The Famous Mkpokiti Dance In Anambra (Photos) by sharone21(f): 2:50pm On Nov 02
Is this the same with the popular Atilogwu dance?
Re: The Famous Mkpokiti Dance In Anambra (Photos) by CanadaOrBust: 4:13pm On Nov 02
johbara:
Wow....this is so educating, thank God for #nairaland. I schooled in Enugu state precisely IMT & ESUT from 2003 to 2012 and the #Mkpokiti I know was a popular bus-stop very close to #QueensschoolEnugu in front of the popular #Ahia9marketEnugu. little did I know that the name #Mkpokiti has such rich and powerful heritage. It's high time we begin as a country to begin to look into certain key areas and begin to harness these potentials instead of just tribal politics. Imagine Nigeria coming tops in an international dancing competition repeatedly and we ignored that aspect of our unique heritage for football and the other sports we struggle with. we should really begin to look inwards.

Educating my as. Nigeria coming tops my as. There is no tops because countries have their dances - ballet, waltz, rumba, samba, tango, salsa, chacha, merengue, break dancing, cheerleading dance, etc. No such thing as tops.

Some most famous Igbo dances include
Atilogwu,
Egwu Amala,
Egwu Ogene,
Ode,
Odebara,
Mkpokiti
Akwunechenyi,
Nkwa Umuagbogho,
Nkwa Nwite,
Ikorodo,
Egwu Ubo, Okanga, Egedege, Adamma, Mgbaga, Agbacha Ekuru Nwa, Egwu Ijele, Ntukpo, Odegelu, Igede and Igba-Udugongo., Nkwa Umuagbogho, Nkwa Nwite, Ikorodo, Egwu Ubo, Okanga, Egedege, Adamma, Mgbaga, Agbacha Ekuru Nwa, Egwu Ijele, Ntukpo, Odegelu, Igede and Igba-Udugongo.
Re: The Famous Mkpokiti Dance In Anambra (Photos) by CanadaOrBust: 4:20pm On Nov 02
MelesZenawi:


I clearly avoided watching that video because I know one riff Raff from Nigeria will do the whole talking without the actual people speaking to get first hand Info.

So your intellectual hardwork is listening to same people from here without the actual guinea speaking so we can here their names and language. You no different from Nnamdi and propaganda.

Your video is trash, full of rubbish and if no substance or concrete evidence.

Purely rubbish.

He is right. Lots and lots of Igbos went to work in Equatorial Guinea and Fernanda Po. Many, many never went back home
Re: The Famous Mkpokiti Dance In Anambra (Photos) by Siberia01(m): 6:44pm On Nov 02
ZOMBIE
Re: The Famous Mkpokiti Dance In Anambra (Photos) by jcccccc: 1:56am On Nov 03
BlackfireX:
Igbo nmama nu

This is an ANAMBRA THREAD not IGBO thread, so why are you shouting "igbo' up and down in Amambra threads on nairaland.

There's nothing like Igbo tribe in Nigeria, we just have more than four tribes making up what we call Igbo tribe in Nigeria.
The omambala tribe of anambra, the abakaliki tribe of ebonyi, the Wawa tribe of enugu and the aba tribe of imo and abia states.
It's worthy of note that none of these tribes understands the local dialect of the other, just that they all speak and understand the superior anambra dialect in common.

So stop linking anambra to your so called stupid Igbo tribe because it is insulting to call a highly intelligent Amambra man an igbo.
Re: The Famous Mkpokiti Dance In Anambra (Photos) by nlPoster: 3:00pm On Nov 03
Kennyswagz2:
which truth... FFK is a lunatic... he is always insulting every tribe in nigeria


Are you sure he didn't just respond to you on his timeline?
Re: The Famous Mkpokiti Dance In Anambra (Photos) by BlackfireX: 3:15pm On Nov 03
jcccccc:


This is an ANAMBRA THREAD not IGBO thread, so why are you shouting "igbo' up and down in Amambra threads on nairaland.

There's nothing like Igbo tribe in Nigeria, we just have more than four tribes making up what we call Igbo tribe in Nigeria.
The omambala tribe of anambra, the abakaliki tribe of ebonyi, the Wawa tribe of enugu and the aba tribe of imo and abia states.
It's worthy of note that none of these tribes understands the local dialect of the other, just that they all speak and understand the superior anambra dialect in common.

So stop linking anambra to your so called stupid Igbo tribe because it is insulting to call a highly intelligent Amambra man an igbo.


Today is Sunday I would have insulted your lineage.

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