Published On: Sat, Dec 9th, 2023

Maiden Edition Of Urhobo ‘Ovuovo’ Day Holds In Lagos


LAGOS DECEMBER 9TH (URHOBOTODAY)-Urhobo Social Clubs in Lagos have decided to come together under the  aegis of Urhobo Uvuovo Forum   to celebrate the maiden edition of Urhobo ‘Ovuovo’ Day in order to socialize with Urhobo indigenes resident in Lagos.

The event which is initiated by Eguono Emo Urhobo Family Club is to unify the Urhobos in Lagos  which for long have  celebrated an annual event to unify sons and daughters of Urhobo indigenes and spread the Urhobo culture.

They felt that instead  of different  Urhobo clubs  holding different end of year parties in Lagos all in the name of Urhobo Clubs,   it is  better they unify all the different Urhobo indigenes  under one umbrella  to form Urhobo Ovuovu Forum for the  celebration of  Urhobo ‘Uvuovo’ Day.

The event  which will showcase Urhobo top musicians and  display of Urhobo culture among others will  hold on 16th  December , 2023 by 10 am at Orthopedic Hospital Staff Quarters field,  Ikorodu road, Igbobi, Lagos.

Urhobo associations spear heading the organization of the  project are  Urhobo Social Club of Lagos, Eguono Emo Urhobo Family Club, Atamu Emo R’ Urhobo Club, Uruemuesiri Social Club, Emouobonuovie Social Club, Ayeoguonoghere Meeting and Eguono “R” United Family Meeting Worldwide  among many  others. It was equally confirmed that Urhobo Social Club of Nigeria is equally in  support of the event and will be there on that day.

Speaking in a telephone conversation with Urhobotoday, an online news media, President General of Urhobo Ovuovu Forum,  Chief (Hon) Edafe Theocracy  said  the truth is that their  fathers  in  Urhobo Progress Union (UPU) are the ones who suppose  to unify  the children  in Lagos  for the purpose of the oncoming celebration,  but for many years  they have failed to do that.

“We are tired of waiting for them. We now said okay let all of us in social clubs come together as children of Urhobo to ensure we achieve what our fathers failed to achieve.

“So we just decided to say let’s start something new so that every year  there should be a day set aside for all Urhobo children, sons and daughters in Lagos State  for celebration. This event is being organize  under the umbrella of Urhobo social clubs and not Urhobo Progress Union {UPU),” he disclosed.

While inviting Urhobo sons and daughters in Nigeria, Lagos and Diaspora to the maiden event, he advised  them  to join one or two clubs so as to come together as one  family in order to  move Urhobo nation forward.

“In Lagos, we want to make it as a family thing. We cannot coordinate the whole Nigeria. But let us set up a standard from Lagos state which will extend to other states so that the people will know that there are Urhobo cultures. Even speaking our dialects is going out of hand. Many of us can’t even speak it. So we want to identify with our people to show that Urhobo is a nation of his own and we are important people in the society,” he stated.

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