AGBOR (Ika Weekly) – The strong urge and the need to make significant impact, and possiblely come top at the forth-coming national cultural festival taking place at Abuja has taken hold of members of Good Name Cultural Dance Group, who have intensified their training.
The group which carries out its rehearsals along Baleke Street, Agbor, is seriously involved in showcasing their dancing skills.
Ika Weekly correspondent who was invited to observe the group during one of their training session on Thursday reported that the performance and acrobatic display of the highly talented young men and women, was highly impressive and commendable.
Speaking to our correspondent after the energy draining practice, the leader of the group, Mr. Melody Ebenuwa said the group is planning to get more Ika youths involved, so as to get them acquainted with Ika rich cultural heritage.
He noted that music and dance are very important to any group of people; stating that they plan to use this medium to contribute to the revival of Ika culture.
Mr. Ebenuwa asserted that music is a powerful tool for communication, adding that the group will use its vantage position to promote and propagate Ika culture to other ethnic nationalities.
He dismissed the insinuation that the people of Ika do not have cultural bearing; but noted with displeasure that our people are not doing much to enhance their rich cultural heritage passed down from past generations. He stated that there is the need now for Ika parents, wherever they are to teach their children Ika culture.
Mr. Ebenuwa disclosed that the group is among the groups to represent Delta State at the Abuja National Cultural Festival. He therefore called on all well-meaning individuals and corporate organizations to support the group morally and financially.
He thanked the Delta State government for the recognition and approval given to Good Name Cultural Dance Group, as he promised that the group will make Ika nation and Delta State proud at the Abuja Festival.