The Garden State of the United States of America (USA), New Jersey, will be agog on Saturday, September 9, 2023, as the great people of Mbaise, Imo State, Nigeria, showcase their widely acclaimed rich cultural heritage.
On the appointed day, all roads will lead to the Sacred Heart Church Hall, 537 Grove Street, Irvington, New Jersey, as the brand new Mbaise United of New Jersey (MUNJ) is inaugurated. The 2023 Iri-Ji (New Yam) Festival of the Mbaise people will also be celebrated at the event with pomp and pageantry.
Who-is-Who from all parts of the USA and beyond, are expected to grace the double barreled event, which will start at 7:00PM (EST), according to the Chairman, Organizing Committee of the program, Chief Uzoma Nwagwu.
The President of MUNJ is Chief Engineer Ugochi Ikwu and among the Very Important Personalities expected from out of state for the historic event are the President, Mbaise USA, High Chief (Sir) SOS Echendu and his wife; the Vice President, Mbaise USA, Ezeji Chief Alozie Aguwa (Odoziobodo) and his wife, and the Chairman, Board of Delegates, Mbaise USA, Dr. Charles Iwejuo.
Other dignitaries expected at the groundbreaking event from outside New Jersey are the President, Mbaise Association of North Carolina, Engineer Paul Onuoha, and the President, Mbaise Association of Dallas, Mr. Ihewulezi Odoemene and his wife.
The epoch making program, which will be glamorous and fun filled, according to Chief Nwagwu, will have all sons and daughters of Mbaise based in New Jersey, as well as their relatives, friends and associates, in attendance.
There will be assorted foods and drinks and much music and dancing to ensure that the evening remains evergreen in the memories of all who will attend.