Created: August 25, 2019 | Written by Mr. Toju Omatete | Category: News

Okay, so just how easy (or difficult) is it to learn the Itsekiri Language? Feature

“Mo gbo Itsekiri, dereke me nemi fo”.  I understand Itsekiri, but I can’t speak it. At least, not very well. I am pretty good with that phrase above, though.

So, how did that happen? Well, my brothers and I were born in the US at almost the same time “Sesame Street’ was conceived. By the time we were in primary/grade school – University of Lagos Staff School – our English reading, writing and comprehension skills were above average, as expected from American born professor’s kids. In fact, I vividly recall assisting classmates with writing and comprehension all the way

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Created: July 28, 2019 | Written by Ugbajo | Category: News

Itsekiri of the United States Gather in Washington DC for their 22nd Annual Convention Feature

Itsekiri of the United States Gather in Washington DC for their 22nd Annual Convention

WASHINGTON - July 28, 2019 -  Over Labor Day weekend, Washington, DC will welcome 400 Itsekiri patrons and friends from around the country and the world to the 22nd Annual Ugbajo Itsekiri USA, Inc. National Convention.  This year's theme is Building Wellness and Healthy Communities.

This year's Convention will be held at the Hyatt Regency Dulles from August 30th through September 1st.   Highlights of the event include the 2019 Mr. & Mrs. Itsekiri pageant, meet and greets with Itsekiri dignitaries and the Fundraising Gala on

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Created: June 30, 2019 | Written by Fundraising Committee | Category: News

Don't be Left Out of the Historic 2019 Convention Souvenir Program


Following is the full price list for ads for this historic brochure.  Make history by ensuring you and your family are represented!  Reach hundreds of affluent Nigerian consumers that may help you take your business to the next level.  

  • Inside Back Page: $1,000 MINIMUM OR FIRST HIGHEST BIDDER             
  • Back Page: $1,500 MINIMUM OR FIRST HIGHEST BIDDER                                       
  • Sponsors Page (Minimum):  $500 FOR A FULL PAGE               
  • Full Page (Personal): 
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Created: July 01, 2019 | Written by Communications Committee | Category: News

Ma Utse Aja Re! - 2019 Ugbajo Itsekiri Convention Feature

Created: July 05, 2019 | Written by Childcare Committee | Category: News

Did you know there will be Childcare on Saturday? Feature


For your convenience, the Itsekiri National Association-Washington/Baltimore will offer childcare services on Saturday, August 31, 2019 from 7am until 3pm.  Here is what you need to know about the service:

  • Parents will need to complete a pre-registration form onsite prior to leaving their children with childcare services.  Please be sure to allow ample time to complete this step on Saturday.  
  • There will be at least 2 volunteers present at all times. 
  • Parents will need to "sign in" and "sign out" their children at dropoff and pickup.   Each child will receive a name tag and wrist band with the
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