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Last Update (July 10, 2020)

By Ekhaguosa Aisien

The Edo people closely associate the water-side village of IKPE with The Okhuaihe deity and his worship. They say: Omwen emwin n’lkpe
Khin n’Qkhuaihe:
“The Ikpe waterside village is peculiarly intimately important to the Okhuaihe deity’’

The yearly IKPOLEKI festival in celebration of the Okhuaihe deity is brought to its conclusion in Ikpe village.
Here, the Okbue Osuan from Igbekhue village meets the Ikpoleki celebrants, fraternizes with them, and then proceeds to Benin to meet the chief, OSUAN. This meeting of the Okhue Usuan and chief Osuan in Benin is the signal for the commencement of the yearly EHO festival the end of the agricultural year for the Edos.

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