King of Peace Observes Otebe’nu Festival

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Otebe’nu is an ancient festival practiced by traditional believers in Eleme, Eleme LGA of Rivers State, Nigeria. It had long gone extinct for decades following the coming of Christianity. is dazed to behold sites of this ceremony.

Otebe’nu is marked after a new yam harvest as sacrifices and prayers are offers to ancestors in gratitude for the bumper harvest and for prosperity and peace among traditional believers.

Ɛmԑrԑ Ebenezer Okazu Ndorwa sitting during otebe’nu

The Ceremony in Pictures

It is usually performed in family hut known as O’pe Ejin and or Nsin Ejin. Traditional adherents would then offer sacrifice, libation and feast together. has never seen a lady partake in this ceremony or share in the meal as the food is usually cooked and eaten by males who assemble in the hut. No true Christian shares in this experience for the Bible warns against serving too Masters.

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