Celebrating Rivers State Golden Jubilee, the State Government organized a Boat Regatta to celebrate the Cultural heritage of the Rivers People.
Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike led leaders and friends of the state to watch the best of the state aquatic culture.
They displayed the pre-colonial civilization of the rivers communities. They showcased their defence systems , their ceremonies and traditional religion. During the boat Regatta, the competing boats shot canons, indicating the military prowess of the riverine communities.
Also the Ogwein masquerade, the ancient water deity of the Bolo people of the Okirika Kingdom emerged. The Boat Regatta competition was won by Akuku-Toru , Degema came second and Ogo/Bolo came third.
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