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.