Our traditions and cultural values often assume dynamism because of non-adherence to our history. Our social society today has allowed western influences consist a repealing force against conserving our cultural practices, but as a people with a rich traditional background, it is on us to strike an equilibrium between our yesterday values and today’s perception. we owe it to the past and the future antecedents of our upbringing a climax of an illuminating understanding of our heritage as a rationale to commemorate and uphold it.
National Gbagyi Summit (NGS) is our brain child, it is an annual event targeted at bringing the Gbagyi nation under one umbrella to commemorate and celebrate our collective heritage, present it to the world and deliberate ways to mutually collaborate and prosper more as a people.
This is 4th edition of the NGS, and in line with our promises to continually innovate ways to pursue the objectives of the summit which are to foster mutualism and take our culture to the world, this year’s summit will feature an exciting cultural festival.
AGBMA MANYA is a Gbagyi word that means the communal gathering of a people to celebrate a season or a gathering for merry making. We intend to showcase our rich cultural heritage and artifacts during this festival, it is further geared towards promoting the unique differences in the heritage of Gbagyi people from FCT, Niger, Nassarawa, Kaduna and Kogi states. It will also feature a fashion show which will introduce the gbagyi local fabric, enlighten the audience on the reason the Gbagyi woman carries load on her shoulders and so on.
Today, Time has taken us unaware as the Gbagyi heritage barely gets the searchlight shone on its beautiful complexities. We must now deliberately support initiatives like the National Gbagyi Summit to keep us in the cultural discourse.
The NGS is no new concept and it is no foreign initiative. Rather, it is a reawakening of the historical zeal to place the Gbagyi nation in the 21st century as a thriving nation with a memorable and celebrated heritage.
National Gbagyi Submit 2018 will be holding on Saturday 13th October 2018, 2pm at Exhibition pavilion ICC, Abuja, Nigeria. Lots of activities will be carried out at the event. See flyer for more details.