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The people of Gbaramatu kingdom in Warri South West Local Government Area of Delta State would once again witness seven days high powered festival.

This was contained in a statement issued by Chief Joel Gbanale, the Toibenemowei of Gbaramatu Kingdom, stressing that the event will formerly begin on Monday 17th to end Sunday 23rd 2017.

The statement therefore urged on members of the general public to grace the seven days high powered festival.

Speaking further on the event, Chief Joel noted that during the festival, different activities like the cleansing and purification exercises for all Ijaw sons and daughters who were involved in blood covenants, oral sex and other related sins would be conducted by traditionalists of the Kingdom festival.

Meanwhile Ijaws who wish to participate in the Gbaraun Egbesu deity procession (ogele) have been advised to abstain from any sexual activities two days before the festival.

The cultural carnival would feature activities like Gbaraun Egbesu procession, Ibolomo-ere feast, Amaseikumor, musical performance, presentation of lectures bothering on the survival of the cultures and traditions of Ijaw and would be concluded with a thanksgiving service.

It would be recalled Amaseikumo festival of Gbaramatu kingdom is celebrated every year to clean the Kingdom from all forms of spiritual uncleaness.

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