Nkotmbok 2024: Asuquo Ekpenyong lead tens of Efik,Efut and Abakpa People to celebrate one culture

Senator Asuquo Ekpenyong leads tens of thousands of Efik, Efut, Abakpa people to Celebrate Nkotmbok Cultural Heritage in Calabar.

Tens of Thousands of indigenous people of the three major language groups in Calabar Metropolis thronged the street of Calabar led by Senator Asuquo Ekpenyong to celebrate the rich cultural heritage of the Efik, Efut and Abakpa ethnic groups.

This annual gathering, known as “Nkotmbok,” marks the unity of Efik, Efut, and Abakpa sons and daughters, becoming a tradition observed at the onset of each new year in Calabar.

The 2024 celebration, hosted by the Efut Kingdom, featured a grand procession spanning from Abasi Obori to various key points, including Mayne Avenue, Goldie, Eta Agbor, Mary Slessor, Marian, IBB, Calabar Road, Nelson Mandela, and concluding at Abasi Obori Street. The event not only showcased the rich heritage but also fostered a sense of togetherness among the diverse communities.

The Nkotmbok celebration served as a vibrant tapestry of cultural pride, with traditional Ekpe Masquerade, dances, singing, and colorful attire weaving through the streets of Calabar.

Senator Asuquo Ekpenyong’s support and presence underscored the importance of preserving and cherishing the unique identity of the Efik, Efut, and Abakpa ethnic groups.

Beyond the festivities, the event also provided a platform for fostering community bonds and promoting cultural exchange. As the procession traversed the historic landmarks of Calabar, it not only celebrated the past but also envisioned a future where the unity and diversity of these communities continue to flourish.

The Nkotmbok tradition stands as a testament to the enduring spirit of these ethnic groups, emphasizing the significance of cultural heritage in shaping the collective identity of the people.


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