Umuawulu Community, Awka South Council Area Celebrate 2021  New Yam Festival

It was a beehive of activities at the Palace of the traditional ruler of Umuawulu in Awka south local government area, as members of the community came out in their numbers to celebrate the 2021 new yam festival.


Correspondent, Chidinma Ikeanyionwu, reports that the celebration was used to thank God for a bountiful harvest in the community.

The traditional ruler of Umuawulu, Igwe Joel Egwuonwu, kick-started the festival by dancing the Royal Igba Eze, in company of other traditional rulers, who came to felicitate with him, as well as his cabinet members.


Igwe Egwuonwu was cheered by his subjects and friends of the community as he danced round the venue of the ceremony.


Ndi Inyom Umuawulu were beautifully adorned in their uniforms, while the crowd was entertained with colorful displays from different groups that came to pay homage to the traditional ruler.

Igwe Egwuonwu, while performing the ceremonial cutting of new yam, thanked God for His presence, which he said resulted in the peace being experienced in the community, praying for more progress and long life for the members of the community.


Igwe Egwuonwu used the opportunity to appreciate the efforts of the State government in ensuring that there is security in Anambra.

In his remark, a member of Igwe’s Cabinet, Chief Azubuike Ekweozor, noted that yam is celebrated because it is considered in Igbo land as the king of all crops, which also symbolises wealth and affluence, and prayed God to sustain the peace being experienced in Umuawulu community.

The traditional ruler of Enugwu-Ukwu in Njikoka local government area, Igwe Ralph Ekpeh, who was represented by Sir Clem Nwafor, extolled the relationship existing between his community and Umuawulu, calling on the people to always support their traditional ruler in order to foster peace and development in their communities.

Traditional rulers from other communities who were present at the new yam festival took turns to pray for the progress of the community, while different masquerades, cultural displays and dance by women climaxed the event.

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