In 2013, Angered by the Socio-economic backwardness of his people, Prince Edwin Ochai saw the need to expose his people to investment opportunities and take them away from all indices of underdevelopment. Therefore, he initiated and sponsored a grand breaking event tagged Agila Social and Economic Carnival where the rich cultural heritage of the people of the Idoma Nation is not only displayed but restored. Prizes of different kind are won by talented youths in a talent hunt tagged The Idoma Got Talent where the first place winner goes home with a whooping sum of #500,000.00. He also sponsored a beauty pageant known as The Face Of Idoma to showcase the talent of young ladies and discourage them from anti-social behaviors where brand new KIA RIO and other valuable prize were donated by his advocate of local unity.
Agila Carnival kicks off officially on the 23rd of December every year preceded by a colorful street procession where different bands, ethnic and cultural groups showcase their beautiful acts on the street and creates a beautiful and colorful ambience irresistible by viewers and travelers. Agila Carnival is a fun packed experience with numerous activities spread into different days to thrill people.
There’s absolutely no dull moment at Agila Carnival… Every moment is filled with super exciting and unforgettable experience.
The idea is to expose the idoma culture to the world through its rich potentials of the land, the idoma culture and its positive effects on business investment and tourism we do this by providing a forum for participant and investors to enjoy the rich cultural heritage of the land identify broad policy options and develop strategies for mobilizing capital and investment that will help un-clock the vast resources, opportunities and potentials of this great land of the Idoma nation.
Over 10 Activities
- Face of Idoma beauty pageant.
- Cultural exhibition/music concert.
- Idoma got talent completion.
- Idoma entertainment and achievement awards.
- Business expo/symposium and many other.
- Charity football march (project school sandals).
- Nine (9) cultural display (dance of 9 local governments)
- Born Fire night
- Children’s carnival (Christmas day)