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Ikoro: A Dance for Nobles The Ikoro Festival is an annual festival celebrated by the Ndoki people.

Ikoro: A Dance for Nobles
The Ikoro Festival is an annual festival celebrated by the Ndoki people.

It is a time when the people gather to thank the Almighty Chineke for fertility and bountiful harvest the previous farming season as well as pray for a greater yield in the current farming season. That is why the Ikoro Festival precedes every years farming activities.
However, over the years the Ikoro Festival has metamorphosed to very big festival to attract both national and international attention. The festival attracts tourists from within and outside the country to the Blue River City of Azumini.

Apart from being a tourists attraction the Ikoro dance is considered a dance exclusively for nobles. This is giving the different rhythms of the Ikoro beats. For instance there is a popular Ikoro song that says: “mbiarambia amaghi Ikoro…” (meaning a novice does not understand the value of Ikoro).

The Ikoro Azumini 2020 will not just be a dance for the Nobles as it is know for, it will the a gathering of Kings as the Azumini Welfare Association (AWA) has worked asidulously hard to make it the best of its kind. The AWA has invited dignitaries from within and outside the country. This year’s Ikoro will be graced by High profile politicians, Royalties, captains of industry as well as men and women of Goodwill.

I therefore graciously invite you to the 2020 edition of Ikoro Festival, scheduled to hold on Saturday 29th February, 2020.

Udochukwu Ogwe
AWA NATIONAL PRO

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