Amurie Unity Cultural Carnival 2023: Sets To Entrench Culture, Preaches Peace, Unity


The Amurie Unity Cultural Carnival progenitors have emphasized that the cultural showpiece is channeled towards entrenching their rich cultural heritage, sustainable peace, development, and the enthronement of unity among the populace.

Consequently,  the organizers revealed that the theme of the cultural festival is “WE ARE HOME”  and powered by the Eriri Care Foundation.
This was made known by the Chairperson of Amurie Unity Cultural Carnival, Miss Ezinne Nwakuba, (Zinny) while addressing Journalists in Owerri, the capital of Imo State.

She called on the populace to join hands with them in the forthcoming contemporary cultural carnival scheduled to be held from 28th - 30th  December 2023  in Amurie, Isu council area of the State.
Miss Nwakuba explained that the cultural festival is also aimed at showcasing their rich cultural heritage to the world and promoting sustainable development, youth empowerment,  and economic growth in the Isu council area thereby attracting investors to the state and the rural populace.

 The Chairperson elaborated that the highlights of the event include, the Carnival parade by 2 band groups, Cultural displays,  Ogho, Ekeleke dance, Ekwe Aladimma, Nkwa love, Masquerade dance competitions, and the presentation of cash prizes to winners of different competitions, such as dance and pageantry and others.

 Miss  Nwakuba (Zinny), stressed that one of the objectives of this carnival is to equip the youths with history and cultural knowledge for posterity, as most long-aged cultures will be displayed during the Carnival which most people have not witnessed for the past twenty years. 

Her words, "This is a reminder of the history and cultural heritage of our people and an attraction of  Nigerians to invest in the community which is a fundamental ingredient for Communal growth."

According to the Chairperson, "As an entrepreneur, the place. of culture in national development can not be over-emphasized. The economic value of this carnival to the Isu people is immeasurable,  as it is time to promote buying and selling in the locality. This will create economic growth as thousands of participants are set to grace the maiden edition of the Amurie Unity Carnival 2023.

"This is also an opportunity for local brands to get exposure as merchants display their products during the carnival.

"The carnival is an opportunity for individuals to purify their hearts and minds and also chart the way for peaceful co-existence for sustainable development"

  The festival provides veritable opportunities for an egalitarian society and peaceful coexistence among the populace. 

"It is a reminder of the need for peace and reconciliation in the community. the event is open for partnership through Ezinne Nwakuba (Zinny).
"As we brace up to celebrate this year's event, it is our prayer that the cultural carnival will continue to provide and promote opportunities for love, peace, and unity among us and usher in God's blessings to the community, our dear Imo State and Nigeria at large".

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