Tourism! Awkuzu: The People of Generosity

The First Traditional King of Awkuzu

Written By Okonkwo Chukwunonso, Ginika Gloria, Ibeh Ifunanya Cynthia, Igwe Chiamaka, Osiobe Liberty, Anagbogu Mary, Nwabuku Sandra, Simon Amaka

Akwuzu town is one of the descendants of the fifth child of Iguedo, who born the founders of Nteje,Ogbunike,Umuleri and Nando. Iguedo was married to “Nna ene yi” which she became the founder of Akwuzu.
Akwuzu people are known for their enerosity and their reach Culture.
Akwuzu people Normally hosts four major festival known as the “New Yam festival (Iwosi),Opoto (cultivation period), Onwa into(harvest period) and Akwali(for young ladies)” .The New yam festival (Iwosi) is celebrated annually every August. Its a ceremony for appreciating the gods for bountiful harvest. The Opoto festival (period of cultivation) is celebrated to thank their gods for blessing their farm land, The Onwa (harvest period) is celebrated to thank their gods for seeing them through their successful harvest and the Akwali (young ladies) is celebrated to thank their gods for protecting their unmarried girls.
According to the Isie of Akwuzu, the people of Akwuzu don’t marry each other unlike other culture where indigenes of same town marry each other. Although they can go extra way round and have kids they are forbidden from marrying each other.

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Chinenye Nwabueze

Nwabueze is a communication researcher with several years of lecturing experience in Nigerian universities.

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  1. hmmmmm….cool people to hangout with but what kind of culture is that..how can they bear children together but can not marry..quiz(044)

  2. hmmmmm….cool people to hangout with but what kind of culture is that..how can they bear children together but can not marry..quiz:(044)

  3. Quiz no 13

    The people of Awkuzu are really welcoming and nice people

  4. quiz no 107
    They are very good in farming

  5. The people of awkuzu has a unique way, they are well known for their friendship and hospitality.

    Quiz no 108

  6. The people of awkuzu are very hospitable and nice to strangers
    quiz no: 16

  7. They are nice and hardworking people

    Quiz no. 93

  8. I was opportuned to be there… Awkuzu is really a wonderful place to be.

    Quiz no 79

  9. Akwuzu people is known as a lovely people,they have a rich culture and tradition which they keep they also friendly and carely to the stranger’s
    Quiz no (20)

  10. Akwuzu are know as a lovely people, they have a rich culture and tradition which they believe in, they
    Friendly and hospitality to stranger

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