Onitsha Kingdom Gives Actually Date Of Their Ofala Festival
Arrangements have been concluded for the 2019 Ofala of the Obi of Onitsha, His Majesty, Nnaemeka Achebe, Agbogidi.
The actual Ofala which is a display of royal dances, tributes, parades and music running over two days, will take place on October 11 and 12. The scope of the festival has been widened, with various events now part of the celebrations.
A joint statement issued by the Ofala Steering Committee and Globacom, said the 2019 Ofala will not only display the rich cultural heritage of Onicha Ado N’Idu, it will also be ten days of unstoppable fun and entertainment for both visitors and residents.
The statement signed by the Chairman of the Ofala Steering Committee, Chief Ngozi Okafo, the Ogene Onira of Onitsha and Mr. Augustine Mamuro of Globacom, added that, beginning from 2019, the planning and organisation of the Ofala will be undertaken in such a way as to enhance the impact of the festival with a view to ensuring that it attracts considerable national, West African, and international attention.
The statement also stated that both Onicha Ado NIdu and Globacom looked forward to a continued partnership such that Globacom as major sponsor "would in its usual manner make contributions towards the growth and development of the festival.
The Ofala has recently been endorsed by the Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation, the apex tourism Regulatory Agency in the country as a major Nigerian Festival.