Benue Cultural Carnivals

Idoma International Carnival

Historical Background:

In 2013, Prince Edwin Ochai created the Agila Social and Economic Carnival, with the aim of showcasing to the world the rich social, cultural and Economic endowment of the Idoma Nation through art, craft and social exhibitions.

The Carnival events

The parades and other events happen during the three official days of carnival. The carnival kicks off on 23rd morning and stretches to the afternoon of the same day with procession/Parade in Otukpo followed by migration from Otukpo to Apa between the afternoon and evening of the first day. Later in the evening of the same day is another segment known as burn fire and performances by music artists.

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Idoma International Carnival 2018 © IamBenue I am Benue

Kano Tiv Carnival

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