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Thursday, July 29, 2021

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Awka Town Celebrates Day 2 of the 2020 Egwu Imoka Festival in Grand Style But Measured Tone

The second-day event of the grand Awka cultural festival, Egwu Imoka, commenced amid ambient uncertainties but it passed off without incident and even ended up, by the accounting of its adherents, an undiluted success. This, despite the prohibitive stance...

Biafra Mourns Nigeria

By Chudi Okoye                                                                          ...

An Evening With Artists and Art Collectors

…. Art colloquium explores ways to promote art appreciation and art collection, as aesthetic and economic acquisitions By Philip Nwosu, Awka Times Guest Reporter, Chinedu Offodile and Chudi OkoyeIt was an enchanting and convivial evening in refined and rarefied...

To Be Young In Nigeria

By Chudi Okoye "Who is a 'youth' in Nigeria?" Who, you ask, is a 'youth' in Nigeria? Hush, impetuous questioner! This will cause mass hysteria! Though you are a native sojourner And not a supercilious foreigner You must not dare to interrogate The wisdom of our local...

The Lord’s Prayer

By Chudi Okoye My dearly beloved children Yes, you my prim and preachy children You mortals which art on Earth Mellowed be thy mouth! You peddle your religion so wantonly Rattling off your homilies so openly You try to impress with your virtuous vocabulary Chastising doubters like...

A Picture of Dike Park

By Chudi OkoyeOh look! Look right here and markWhat they've done to our Dike ParkLook at this pile, unsightly and starkIn all its 'glory' a decrepit shamblesA sordid result of decrepit gamblesAnd emblem of our mutilated dream.Let us spy...

Dear St James, At Christmas

By Chudi Okoye Dear St James, my St James Cathedral of my contentment Beloved monument of my upliftment Accept tonight my fervent felicitations My love for you a furnace of fiery flames! You are, St James, a house of miracles Our own hallowed hibernacle Harboring in your...
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Egwu Imoka 2019 Movie Is Here on Awka Times!

Watch the full-length movie of the 2019 edition of the unique Awka cultural event, Egwu Imoka, sponsored by our sister organization Awka Historical Society. Enjoy the movie. And don't forget to provide your feedback BELOW https://youtu.be/EWDfmTccmbQ
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