Photos of Ofala Nnewi Festival

Post on 07 September 2015
by Anthony-Claret Onwutalobi

The Ofala Festival also called Ofala Nnewi, is an annual ceremony practiced by the indegenes of Nnewi and Onitsha in Anambra State, South-Western Nigeria. The term ofala (English: authority of the land) is derived from two Igbo words - ofo (English: authority) and ala (English: land). The festival which is described as the most important surviving traditional ceremony of Nnewi indigenes is celebrated within two days mostly in December and January in honour of the Obi (English: king).