OYE EKORO 2019

Program Schedule

DATE

ACTIVITY

TIME

VENUE

Fri/29/11/19
Preparation for Awerewere
All day
Ode-Itsekiri
Sat/30/11/19
Awerewere Ceremony
8am
Ode-Itsekiri
Sun/01/12/19
Rest
All day
Ode-Itsekiri
Mon/02/12/19
Traditional Dance (Compini Dibofun)
12 noon
Ode-Itsekiri
Tues/03/12/19
Okunkpikpa (ulu-Umalokun)
All day
Ode-Itsekiri
Wed/04/12/19
Rest
All day
Ode-Itsekiri
Thur/05/12/19
Ogbowuru
All day
Ode-Itsekiri
Fri/06/12/19
Ogbowuru Continues
All day
Ode-Itsekiri
Sat/07/12/19
i Children's Christmas party organized by Grief-2-Joy foundation
ii Traditional Dance (Ogono Abiugborodo)
11am
2pm
Ode-Itsekiri
Ode-Itsekiri
Sun/08/12/19
Rest
All day
Ode-Itsekiri
Mon/09/12/19
i Free healthcare services by Ugbajo Itsekiri UK
ii Freedom Cultural Group (Masquerade Display)
iii Oyeifo
11am
12 noon
4pm
Arunton
Ode-Itsekiri
Ode-Itsekiri
Tues/10/12/19
i Free healthcare services by Ugbajo Itsekiri UK
ii Ulu-Okribo (Cultural Dance)
iii Novelty football Match (Ebiren Olori Ladies Club)
11am
12 noon
3:30pm-5:30pm
Ode-Itsekiri
Ode-Itsekiri
Ode-Itsekiri
Wed/11/12/19
Anniversary Eve Party Organized by like mind Sons & Daughters of Iwere Land
9pm till dawn
Ode-Itsekiri
Thur/12/12/19
i Coronation Day activities
Traditional Dance (Oma-Ologbara Cultural Society)
iii Paying of Homage
9am
Ode-Itsekiri
Friday/13/12/19
Rest
All day
Warri
Sat/14/12/19
i Primary/Secondary School Quiz Organized by Hallmarks of Labour Foundation
ii Novelty Football Match (Male Category)
11am

4pm
Warri
Sun/15/12/19
Inter-Denominational thanksgiving Service @ Church of God Mission Olu's Palace
10am
Warri

Awerewere Ceremony & Compini Dibofun Traditional Dance

Okunkpikpa (umalokun)

Prince Ginuwa was the Eldest son and heir apparent to the Benin Throne. He left Benin to establish the Itsekiri kingdom in 1480 that is the 15th century accompanied by the eldest sons of 70 Beni chiefs. They departed Oghare-egin now Ogharaeki. Through Agha- owun where Prince Ginuwa met with Umalokun the River goddess.(a deity). At the end of this meeting they had a treaty.
Umalokun promised Prince Ginuwa safe passage through the water ways while Prince Ginuwa was to bring a yearly offering to her.
This treaty gave birth to the OKUNKPIKPA (umalokun) ceremony.
This agreement has been honoured by past kings of the Warri kingdom. Today His Majesty Ikenwoli the Olu of Warri has honoured this treaty again.

Ugie-Ogbowuru

Ugie-Ogbowuru is a ceremony where all the chiefs, nobles and Itsekiri sons and daughters line up one after the other to renew their allegiance to the king through paying of homage to Ogiame. His Majesty in turn offers prayers and pour libation to the foregone kings and ancestors on behalf of the people.This sacred ceremony takes place deep inside the inner recesses of Ogua – Ogbowuru, the national shrine dedicated to Erame, the third Olu, who led the original expendition to Ode-Itsekiri and reigned with the title, Ogbowuru. Most of the Royal paraphernalia, ancient artifacts and other royal symbols and costumes are kept here.

Children's Christmas Party Organized By Grief-2-Joy Foundation

Ogono Abiugborodo Traditional Dance

Freedom Cultural Group Masquerade Display

Free Healthcare Services By Ugbajo Itsekiri UK

Novelty football Match (Ebiren Olori Ladies Club)