Obi Cubana, Mr Ibu honoured at Nollywood New Yam Festival

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Nollywood actor, John Okafor also known as Mr Ibu and business mogul, Obinna Iyiegbu, popularly known as Obi Cubana, were honoured with traditional titles at the 2021 Nollywood New Yam Festival.

NAN reports that the honour was extended to the Ambassador of United Arab Emirate to Nigeria, Dr Fahad Al Taffaq.

The event was organised by the former Chairman of Actors Guild of Nigeria, Abuja, Mr Onwurah Ifeanyi, also known as ‘Agility’, and it is an annual fiesta, which showcases Nigeria’s rich cultural heritage.

“This is a festival that Nollywood stakeholders put in place to always remind them of their roots and culture.

“In the time past, we were forgetting our roots, but now we are trying to see what we can do every year to bring people back.

“I used the festival to be a pointer to other African cultures. You can see people dress in Edo, Calabar, Yoruba, Hausa and other attire to attend. So that is the pointer.

“Aside from the celebration, we are awarding a lot of people. The award became necessary because so many people have helped Nollywood and humanity.

“So, from time to time, we award these people, because, when you praise somebody that did something well, it would encourage the person to do more, and that is why today we are awarding these people,” Ifeanyi said.

Obi Cubana got the title of Ifeomaolibo, because now he has trained, sponsored and supported a lot of youths to become self-independent, while M Ibu Okafor got Aki Ogbocioma, because of his positive impact in the industry.

Taffaq also was honoured with the title Ugocinba, meaning, an eagle from a foreign land which is well cherished.

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