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GA MASHIE HOMOWO FESTIVAL [SEE PHOTOS]
This year’s annual Homowo festival of the GA STATE took place on the 14th of August 2021.
ABOLA PIAM TUMMA WE, the biggest of all the ruling houses of the GA STATE, performed the customary rites of the sprinkling of kpokpoi to signify the harvest, remembrance, and hooting of hunger, as depicted in the name ” HOMOWO”.
This August, the cardinal ritual of Authority and spiritual fortitude of the kingdom, was duly honored and performed by the REGENT OF ABOLA PIAM TUMMA WE and heir apparent to GA MANTSE throne NII AYIKUMA TIEKU BAAH TACKIE OBLIE II in a colorful and solemn ceremony.
The ceremony started from the Royal house with libation, prayer supplications to the highest GOD ALMIGHTY. OKPLEDZEN, OKLEMEKUKU, MAAWU, OFITE OSSAA by NII MANKRALO OF ABOLA and ASAFOATSE AYITEY, they were ablely supported and accompanied by NII SHIPII ARMAH of ABOLA.
They then moved to the house of NII OKANG OSAIHENE IV, where traditional rites were performed by the GA SEITSE.
The heir apparent, NII GA, took off with his retinue, Asafo group, and youths of ABOLA. The procession then moved to the ancestral houses of the father’s of ABOLA and GA STATE, amid chanting of war songs, firing of musketry dancing, and drumming.
It was a colorful and heartwarming experience to see culture at its best.
All the various houses received the new King with shouts of joy and chanting of appellations wishing him long life and prosperity on the throne and after the exercise, the procession ended back at the Royal house as custom demands a report was made to the elders of ABOLA of the successful traditional rites, libation, supplication, fortifications, and bountiful prayers for Peace, Success, Wealth, and Spiritual Protection for the new King and all who contributed to the Ceremonial rites.
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