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Mbaise Association of New Jersey holds New Yam Festival

Symbolic yam barn at the festival
(Right to Left) Prince Emeka Emenyonu, Sir Clem Eze, Multiple Chief Kelechi Onyegbule, Hon. Ugo Nwokoro and Enyioma Don at the event
(Left) Chairman of Mbaise Association in New Jersey, Chief Patrick Onwunaka and his wife with (Right) Multiple Chief Kelechi Onyegbule and his wife, Oby
Dr. Iwuozor Obilo and his wife Lolo Rosanna
Multiple Chief Kelechi Onyegbule with fellow Award recipient, Mazi Ejike Enweruzo at the Festival
Mazi Ejike Enwereuzo displaying his Award, surrounded by friends and well wishers
Mbaise women at the event
(Right to left) Multiple Chief Onyegbule, Ajuzieogu, Aloy Amaechi and Don Nwaigwe
Some men at the program
(Left to Right) Sir Emma Owowo, Gov. Chris Ejekwu and Sir Emma Ibe
Prince Emeka Emenyonu and his wife
Multiple Chief Onyegbule and Prince Emenyonu
Some youths at the festival (Left to right) Mr. Ibeneme, Miss Iheanacho and Miss Kosi
Multiple Chief Onyegbule with his, Oby (right) and Lolo (Lady) Angie Akparanta
Mbaise men at the event
Multiple Chief Onyegbule displaying his award


Mbaise Association of New Jersey, Inc., organized their New Yam Festival, Iriji Mbaise-2018 on Saturday, October 13, 2018 in a glamorous fashion.

The well attended cultural festival took place at the New Community Neighbourhood Center, 58-68 Hayes Street, Newark, New Jersey.

On hand to ensure a perfect event were the Chairman, Mbaise Association of New Jersey Incorporated,  Chief Patrick Onwunaka,  Ezeji Mathias Uzoaru, Vice Chairman, Chief (Mrs.) Chima Anyanwu-Irowa, DOS/PRO, Dim Chijike Ndukwu, General Secretary, Gov. Chris Ejekwu, Prince Emeka Emenyonu,  Mr. Canice Ibe, Chief Ngozi Onyegbule, Mr. Aloy Amaechi and Multiple Chief Kelechi Onyegbule.

Among the dignitaries that graced the program were Chief and Lolo John Anyanwu, who chaired the event, Dr. Iwuozor Obilo, Dr. Ignatius Njoku, Rev. Dr. Erasmus Okere, Hon. Ugo Nwokoro, Sir Clem Eze, Sir Emma Ibe and Sir Emma Owowo.

One of the highlights of the event was the presentation of Awards to deserving members, including Multiple Chief Kelechi Onyegbule for his commitment and dedication to the Association as its Chairman from 1997 to 1999 and to Mazi Ejike Enwereuzo for Community Leadership.

Pictures here show some of the personalities who were present at the fiesta (Click on pictures for full view).

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