January 4th – Ogoni Day

Ogoni day is a day dedicated to mostly the remembrance of Ken Saro Wiwa and those who were murdered alongside during the MOSOP movement in 1995.

Prominent politicians give speeches and remind the youths on how Ken fought for Ogonis to enjoy from the oil money generated from their land and so on.

They also talk about the creation of an “Ogoni state”.

These speeches are made by prominent Ogonis, all of whom are men: Senator Magnus Abe, Ledum Mittee of MOSOP, Victor Giadom, etc…

They talk about so many things but it all boils down to – Ken Saro Wiwa, oil money and political power.

Nothing for the numerous educated Ogoni women.

Pictures from the event courtesy of Dornu Nwitua.

P.s: Ogonis, according to oral tradition immigrated from Ghana.

Masquerades

Masquerades

Speakers

Speakers

Ogoni People

Ogoni People

Dancers

Dancers

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