The third edition of the Annual Inne Festival of Issele-Uku in Aniocha North Local Government Area of Delta State is scheduled to hold between 14th to 19th of September 2019.
A statement signed by a member of the publicity committee of the Inne festival, Mr. ChasUju Nwam, said the Inne festival is an occasion where all the titled chiefs of the town will dress in the best of their chieftaincy regalia with their traditional dance group from their domain, dance to the king’s palace to pay their annual homage to the king, the Obi of IsseleUku, HRM Agbogidi Obi Nduka (MNSE).
The usual traditional celebrations kicked off in the first week of August and will run till the end of October 2019.
“This year’s Inne festival will be a conspicuous improvement on the Inne festivals of the previous years because unlike in the previous years, this year’s Inne festival will hold for 5days to attract more tourists and sponsors and will within these 5days, feature activities like inter village traditional dancing competitions where all the 9 villages of IsseleUku will come out in their dancing groups to compete among themselves. A cash reward of the sum of three hundred thousand, two hundred thousand and One hundred thousand naira respectively awaits winners of the first, second and third positions” the statement said.
Other activities lined up within the five-day period of festival includes traditional fashion show, Raffle draws in which the winner of the male category will go home with a motor Cycle while the winner from the female category will go home with a Sewing machine.
“So we are calling on all sons and daughters of IsseleUku both at home and in Diaspora to key into these lined up of traditional programmes to make this year’s Inne festival, the third edition after Obi Nduka’s coronation a huge success” the statement further said.