Two Certified Igbo Models living in the United States have been chosen to direct the spectacular Igbo Cultural and Traditional wear Show as part of the 2nd Igbo Diaspora Cultural Heritage Festival coming up August 17-18 in the City of Angels, Los Angeles California.Making the announcement, Planning Committee Chair Chief Okechukwu Oranika,(Odezuligbo 1) Founder of Igbo Diaspora Cultural Heritage Festival along with Mrs Ezinne Helen Duruhesie (Oputaozuo), President General of Umuada Di Igbo Mma of Los Angeles (UDIM) both agree that this is a very important aspect of keeping Igbo Language and culture alive . Lately Igbo Cultural wears are now in vogue in the Igbo Diaspora and young Igbo marriage Festivals in the Diaspora now include Traditional Igbo Marriage activities, performed exactly as it is done in Igboland. The highlight of the Igbo Traditional marriage involves a ceremony where the woman is offered a glass of wine by her dad and asked to go round the crowd and seek out her man.
The woman would dance her way through the gathered crowd to find her man and when she finds him she sips some of the drink and then offers him the drink and if he accepts and drinks the wine that is the confirmation of acceptance of marriage according to the dictates of Igbo Culture. Mrs Ezinne Duruhesie(Oputaozuo) of UDIM said she is particularly happy at these developments and says progress is slowly being made to keep Igbo language and culture alive for the enjoyment of new generations of Igbos yet unborn.
Okechukwu Oranika (Odezuligbo 1) in his remarks said participants in this cultural wear show have to speak Igbo language. These efforts help to create more awareness about the declining usage of Igbo Language. He also said that more Igbos have started to hold conversations in Igbo, and more Igbo Language Schools such as PILA in Baltimore and Atlanta Igbo School in Atlanta and many more have increasing enrollments in young Igbo Children in their Igbo Language classes. On the Igbo Women Cultural Wear Show, Oranika said we have chosen the best talents and Igbo Language ambassadors to organize the event for us Anayo Ntukogo and Chi Chi Nwanyimanaria are both Culturally Sophisticated in Igbo Language and Culture. Both women are beautiful and understands Igbo culture and traditions. Both women are certified Models and have not shied away from their rich Igbo Cultural Heritage. Oranika said he is happy with the dimension things are moving. There is a lot of work to be done to keep Igbo language and culture alive in the coming years.
Chi Chi Nwanyimanaria and Anayo Ntukogu
Igbo Language Greetings from Anayo Ntukogu
Igbo Language Greetings from Chi Chi Nwanyimanaria
Ndi Igbo, Oha na eze Ndigbo nke onye chiri ka ozelu nu. Udo diri unu nile. Chi Chi Nwanyimanaria (oji efi agba ncha) na Model Kanayo Ntukogu na ewetara unu emume ihe gbasara ekike na omenala ndi igbo na Onwa August iri na asaa rue iri na asato. Obu ubochi ahu ka ndi Umu Ada Di Igbo Mma nke Los Angeles na Igbo Diaspora Cultural Heritage Festival nke Atlanta na akwado ibulite asusu na omenala ndi Igbo elu. Biko ka unu nile gbaa mbo bia na Los Angeles n’uboch ahu ka anyi tua elo ihe anyi gaeme ka asusu na omenala ndi Igbo ghara ila muo. Lotekwanu na ilu Igbo kwuru si ka anyi were ehihe choo ewu oji maka na chi gie ichota ewu aho ga esi nnukwu ike. Anyi nile na akwadoo si ike maka nnukwu emume nke a, Oga adiri Igbo mma ka Chukwu gozie unu nile taa na mgbe ebighi ebi Iseeeee
Chi Chi Nwanyimanaria, President Umu Ada Di Igbo Mma Washington DC Metro Chapter
Igbo Traditional Cultural Wears Photo Gallery
The Second Igbo Diaspora Cultural Heritage Festival will be held at two locations in Los Angeles California from August 17-August 18 at the Proud Bird Conference Center and Holiday Inn Express. Book your rooms and mention UDIM to get the Convention rate. Call 310 973 3333