Great people of Uhuori ukpor… it’s time to get up, come out and be counted.
Obi Ezeocha is at the very root of the history of Uhuori and ukpor. Ezeocha was a great Uhuori man and Eze of Ukpor. His Obi at afor was the central court for all ndi ukpor. Adjacent to the Udo Ukpor altar.
We are now renovating this historic site to a world standard cultural monument.
Be a part of this and write your family name in stone.
There will also be a paved walk way around the perimeter of obi and Udo shrine.
The highest donors will get a chance to have their names immortalized using plaques along this path.
To forestall the taking over of the uhuori section (ógbó ùhuori) at Afor Ukpor market the UVU executive has inaugurated a projects committee to take on the task of raising funds for the renovation of this Shopping Centre.
In addition the executive led by our able chairman Steve Anagwu is working hard to raise money to renovate and beautify the Obi Ezeòcha and the environment generally.
A worthy and desirable project he needs all our support. Therefore we are all. Encouraged as ndi uhuori to contribute whatever we can to get these projects up and running .
Great people of Uhuori ukpor… it’s time to get up, come out and be counted. Obi Ezeocha is at the very root of the history of Uhuori and ukpor. Ezeocha was a great Uhuori man and Eze of Ukpor. His Obi at afor was the central court for all ndi ukpor. Adjacent to the Udo Ukpor altar. We now want to renovate this historic site to a world standard cultural monument. Be a part of this and write your family name in stone. Name spots on the ANCESTORS board are limited!
There will also be a paved walk way around the perimeter of obi and Udo shrine. The highest donors will get a chance to have their names immortalized using plaques along this path. PLEASE NOTE: Work starts Monday 13th May 2019. Target date for completion is Saturday 8th June 2019.
Above is the layout of the entire space . Showing obi Ezeocha, ahia okika square, ogbo umunwanyi Uhuori, the shopping centre, and behind obi Ezeocha is the Udo shrine. Separated by a wall.
The annual new yam festival of ndi Igbo commenced on Tuesday 18th September with the ahia okika at Afor Ukpor with ndi odinani from all around igboland in full attendance. It was indeed a grand occasion with lots of fanfare and good cheer. The celebration continues today at the historic cultural centre – Obi Ukwu Uhuori Ukpor where the incumbent Eze – Eze Frank Ojukwu launched the celebration with thanks and prayers for the continued progress and success of ndi Ukpor. More Pictures to follow soon. Enjoy!
Eze prays for progress and peace of Uhuori and her son’s/daughters
“Let us retrieve and renew the values that once were ours. The values of conscience and integrity. Of community and consensus.”
My name is Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. I am from Abba, in Njikoka LGA. My mother is from Umunnachi in Dunukofia LGA. I grew up in Nsukka, in Enugu State, a town that remains deeply important to me, but Abba and Umunnachi were equally important to me. My childhood was filled with visits. To see my grandmother, to spend Christmas and Easter, to visit relatives. I know the stories of my great grandfather and of his father, I know where my great grandmother’s house was built, I know where our ancestral lands are. Abum nwa afo Umunnachi, nwa afo Abba, nwa afo Anambra. I am proud of Anambra State. And if our sisters and brothers who are not from Anambra will excuse my unreasonable chauvinism, I have always found Igbo as spoken by ndi Anambra to be the most elegant form of Igbo. Anambra State has much to be proud of. This is a state that produced that political and cultural colossus Nnamdi Azikiwe. This is a state that produced the mathematics genius Professor James Ezeilo. This is a state that produced Dora Nkem Akunyili, a woman who saved the lives of so many Nigerians by demonstrating dedicated leadership as the Director General of NAFDAC. This is a state that produced Nigeria’s first professor of Statistics, Professor James Adichie, a man I also happen to call daddy. This is a state that produced the first woman to be registrar of Nigeria’s premiere university, UNN, Mrs Grace Adichie, a woman I also happen to call Mummy. This is a state that has produced great writers. If Chinua Achebe and Chukwuemeka Ike had not written the books they did, when they did, and how they did, I would perhaps not have had the emotional courage to write my own books. Today I honour them and all the other writers who came before me. I stand respectfully in their shadow. I also stand with great pride in the shadow of so many other daughters and sons of Anambra State. So while we, ndi Anambra, till our fertile soil with strength, let us also be sure that we have not offended our fathers or our mothers. Let us retrieve and renew the values that once were ours. The values of conscience and integrity. Of community and consensus. Let us disagree and agree to disagree but let us do so NOT as separate fractious groups fighting against each other constantly, but as people who ultimately have the same goal: a better community for everyone, a better Anambra state. Link to source