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Golibe Festival Promoting the Art and Cultural Values of Onitsha

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The Golibe Festival in Onitsha is a 21st Century initiative to leverage the rich cultural heritage of the Onitsha people as well as areas across the Niger River making it a preferred destination for entertainment, arts, culture and tourism. Translated as “To rejoice”, the festival attracts visitors from across the world who come either to explore the culture, food, festivals or reside.

The event is often held from Christmas Eve to New Year, bringing together residents of Anambra and the whole of southeastern countries and visiting indigenous people from the Diaspora. The first edition of the Golibe festival began on Monday 25 December 2018 with an opening ceremony at the Ime Obi Ezechima Palace, Onitsha, in Kings Courtyard. It featured several activities that thrilled visitors

As part of his vision to attract Onitsha indigenes, people in other eastern states and other Nigerians, at home and in the diaspora, the “Onitsha in the 21st Century” project was initiated in 2016 by the Obi of Onitsha, His Majesty, Igwe Alfred Acehebe Achebe, CFR, MNI.

He described the Golibe Festival as a “cultural initiative aimed at revitalizing and repositioning Onitsha’s culture and economy.” The aim is to enable the people to take advantage of the rich culture of Onitsha and its position the city as the center for commerce within Nigeria and in diaspora.


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