Afia Olu Nnewi 2023: These Are Top Places To Visit During The Festival

Afia Olu Nnewi 2023: These Are Top Places To Visit During The Festival

by Victor Ndubuisi

Every year in Nnewi, the Afia Olu cultural festival is held to mark the end of the farming season and to provide customary appreciation and prayers for a bountiful harvest. A festival is held in order to declare the fresh yam fit for food in Nnewi.

According to Nnewi custom and tradition, the festival, an annual ceremony, is normally held in the month of August.

With various masquerade displays, performances by cultural groups from different communities, and much more, this festival also serves as a form of cultural display, entertainment, recreational activity, and relaxation, drawing notable sons and daughters of the town both at home and in the Diaspora.


The most exciting events, including cultural exhibitions from various groups, performances by numerous masquerades, eating, and much more, can be found in prime locations during the Nnewi Afia Olu Festival.


Below are top places to be during Nnewi Afia Olu Festival:

1. Nkwo Nnewi Triangle: For the first day and the second day. This is where the cream de la cream will be coming and different cultural endowments will be displayed, like wrestling, dancing, hunting exhibitions.

2. Orie Agbor, Nnewichi Nnewi: This is where Nnewi youths and visitors will experience the noise about Afia Olu Nnewi in its glory. From masquerade exhibitions to life bands and sit out joints. This is really a place to be.

3. St. Mary’s Cathedral, Uruagu Nnewi: This place is really the cathedral of youthful masquerades of different sizes and colour. It is advised not to be vigilante while there.

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4. Enem Hall, Otolo Nnewi: This is for lovers of soft life, who loves trending porshe dancing masquerades. You can have fun here with different night life joints around it.

5. Eme court Junction/Owerri Road, Umudim Nnewi: This location takes pride in being the most enjoyable destination for Afia olu celebrations.


6. Igwe’s Palace, Otolo Nnewi: The door of the palace is always open to visitors, indigenes, masquerades who come to pay homeage to the Igwe for a fruitful harvest.

7. The Three Obi Palace: As the name suggests, there will be a variety of events taking place over the course of four days at the palaces of Obi Uruagu, Obi Umudim, and Obi Nnewichi. Many people think that each of the four communities that comprise Nnewi celebrates the Afia Olu on a separate day, starting with Otolo on the first and ending with Nnewichi on the last.



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