A celebration of life for the late renowned Nigerian novelist Chinua Achebe was held on June 2, 2013 at Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington DC. An evocative Arts exhibition featuring Obiora Udechukwu and other artists, as well as a reception began the celebrations. While the background Afro-beat music of Eme and Heteru electrified the audience. Other musical and dance acts of the evening for Achebe’s celebration were the riveting Igbo masquerade dancers, such as “Oja (Ojii) Onu” “Aga ba Masquerade, and “Ijele Masquerade, who performed to honor the dead, a person they believed lived in “immortal state” in spiritual world.
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