NNOBI community in Idemili South Local Government, Anambra State, will end the 2020 Annual Ashia Olu Festival on Saturday.
Traditional ruler of the town, Igwe Nick Obi had said that this year’s Ashia Olu Festival had not worn its colourful outings but portrayed its pomp through the low key which will end on Saturday, having started on Wednesday on village level .
Igwe Obi said that all the villages in Nnobi would gather at his palace that day to pay homage, revealing that the town will perform all its traditional rites at their ancestral traditional and cultural base in Nnobi before his palace will mark a low key celebration.
He said that new yam selling and eating in Nnobi has remained the rites of Chief John Ojukwu, Isiana Nnobi, whose duty it is on Ashia Olu Festival to perform Ikpoji at Afor Nnobi, where he introduced and exhibited new yam cultivated from his farm before yam traders began to sell new yams in the market.
The Isiana Nnobi, Chief John Ojukwu said from his residence at Ebenesi Nnobi that it has remained an unchanged tradition for Ofo holders in Nnobi to perform Ikpoji at Afor Nnobi before its sales and eating.