LEBOKU, THE YAKURR NEW YAM FESTIVAL
Leboku is the annual New Yam Festival celebrated in Ugep, Nigeria to honor of the earth goddess and the ancestral spirits of the land in Ugep, one of the five settlements of Yakurr. The three-week festival is the culmination of many events: the beginning of the yam harvest, a time to appease the gods and ancestors, a public parade of engaged maidens, a commemoration of events that led to the migration from the Yakurr ancestral home to the present site, and a period of holiday in the Yakurr traditional calendar (mid-August through mid-September). The Yakurr calendar runs from August to July. During the Leboku, people keep away from intense farming activities and exchange visits with their families. The Leboku is also meant to usher in peace, good health and prosperity.

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Again, it's Leboku in Ugep (1) | news | Nigerian Newspapers
Aug 16, 2012 ... Yakurr communities such as Mkpani, Ekori, Idomi, Agoi-Ibami, Nko and a host of others stage the New Yam Festival in their respective clans ...
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Mar 21, 2013 ... For the youths of Ugep, headquarters of Yakurr Local Government, where the annual Leboku International New Yam festival is held, it's a time ...
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Sep 1, 2009 ... It was the grand finale of a week-long celebration and entertainment spree. It is their Leboku, the annual New Yam festival of the Yakurr people.
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Sep 11, 2007 ... Natives of Ugep, Yakurr or the Central Senatorial District as the case ... "Ugep New Yam Festival now modified and called Leboku is as old as ...
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A palm wine tapper donates palm wine to Obol Leboku and thereby confirms his ward's continued commitment to the rites. ... sociopolitical, economic, and religious orientation does not do justice to the Yakurr Leboku festival.2 Analysis of this first-fruit rite as a ... as the West African new yam festival makes to an economically globalizing world's developing "intercultural aesthetic" (Schechner 1988:281).
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6. 3. See Sunday Chronicle, 11th Jan. 1975. 4. Emeka Onwurah : " New Yam Festival in Igboland " — (an unpublished article). 5. In some places, especially among the Yakurr Clan, the The Leboku Festival in Vgep Land of Nigeria 71.
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Endure Onun durings CRBC gist at the YES event.This post is targeted at destroying the negative believe among the people of Yakurr over the minute share the Ugep people get from their Leboku celebrations. First and foremost, I want to make it known to all citizens of other communities in Yakurr Local Government Area that…
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By Bassey Inyang, Correspondent, Calabar Ugep the headquarters of Yakurr Local Government Area of Cross River State is usually agog in the month of August
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San Francisco, August 19, THEWILL - A micro credit scheme is to be introduced into the 2011 edition of the Ugep New Yam Festival popularly known as the Leboku New Yam Festival by the Cross River State government, to give money and support to winners of the various categories of
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