NEW YAM FESTIVAL: OBIANYI BU OFU SOCIAL CLUB HOST FRIENDS AND FAMILIES
By Princess Agbonifo
To mark the 2022 New Yam Festival known in Igbo language as iriji, members of obianyi bu ofu Social Club, hosted friends and families on 18 Sept 2o23 at the Abaranje , Ikotun Area of Lagos.
The feast of the new Yam which opened with praises and prayer led by prince Paul Chukwuji, the secretary of the club in appreciation for the grace of God.
The President of the Club Mr Chinedu Oyentube when addressing media men on ground he emphasized that culture is an inseparable of Africans, and that the new Yam feast has been passed down from the days of our ancestors.
He said that in the eastern part of Nigeria, the feast that ushers eating of new Yam is so vital and was a moment of blessing to the land in general towards bountiful harvests.
In addition to the president’s remarks, some members extolled the leadership for organising the great event.
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Some of the members noted that for over 20years, the obianyi bu ofu social Club had existed, giving value and ensuring the good of all members through business and other social supports.
Mr president formal while speaking about the association stressed that he is so happy as a pioneer member to witness the growth of the club which began with very few members and grew astronomically as an association full of value.
He also pointed at the global status of the club as it has members all over the world.