Oja, described by late prof. Chinua Achebe in his things fall apart as the voice of the spirit of which only the supernatural could dictate the meaning of its tune.
ỌJA cultural festival is a cultural development initiative founded to promote and showcase the cultural identity and heritage of Igbo people to the world. The aim of Oja festival is to reawaken the Igbo culture consciousness especially among the children and youths, promote and showcase Igbo cultural heritage as a people to the world through different cultural expressions, To revive and preserve the good values, cultures and traditions Igbo people, in promoting Unity, Strength and Relevance.
The oja cultural Festival is scheduled to hold on Saturday the 21th of October 2017
Venue: Lady Ibiam girls secondary school ESBS bus stop Independent Layout Enugu.
According to the initiator of the festival, Nwada Amarachi Atuma, their objectives is
To promote and develop the indigenous cultures of our communities and Africa at large.
To promote the traditions/cultures that binds us.
To promote Igbo language especially amongst children and youth.
To hunt and promote hidden indigenous talents inherent in the young.
To form a network between the old and the young.
In our bide to Impact, Connect, Celebrate, Penetrate, Encourage, Educate, the young on the beauty of our cultural heritage and values; We designed different programmes and activities for both the young and the elderly. Our programmes for children ranges from workshops, one on one mentorship, motivational talks to the big ỌJA Cultural festival that comes up yearly. It was done in 2015 and also 2016, 2017 is drawing near and would take place in the month of October.