A Photo Gallery of 4th UHS Annual Conference
Held in London, United Kingdom, October 31 - November 2, 2003
Compiled by Peter Ekeh. Photographs taken by Helen Ekeh, Perkins Foss, and Patrick Okene.
Cultural Evening
November 1, 2003
Old Hall, All Saints Centre, Monson Road, London SE14
A distinct feature of the 2004 UHS Annual Conference was the addition of a cultural evening. It turned out to be grand occasion. It consisted of three elements. First, Ms Janet Oromafuru Eruvbetere, a London-based lawyer, gave an important and informative lecture on changing patterns of marriage in Urhobo culture. Second, Professor Michael Nabofa, from the University of Ibadan, gave a stimulating lecture on the origins and programmes of Igbe, a 19th century religious movement in Urhoboland. Third, the cultural evening was brought to a delightful treatment of the dance rituals of Igbe religion.


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Opening Ceremony

Academic Sessions

Cultural Evening

Closing Ceremony

Women at the Conference

Igbe Dance

Senator David Dafinone

Governor James Ibori

Deacon Gamaliel Onosode

Chief Godwin Ogbetuo


Professor Bruce Onobrakpeya

 Professor Frank Ukoli

 Dr. Emmanuel Urhobo

 Chief Daniel Obiomah

 Andrew Edevbie

Chief Simpson Obruche

Chief Perkins Foss

Professor Ajovi Scott-Emuakpor

Professor Isaac James Mowoe

Very Rev. Prof. Sam Erivwo

Dr. Helen Ekeh

Dr. Rose Aziza

Mr. Ejiro Ughwujabo

Dr. Aruegodore Oyiborhoro

Professor Michael Nabofa

 Chief J. M. Barovbe

Ms Janet Oromafuru Eruvbetere

Dr. Francis Omohwo

Mr. Love Ojakovo

Chief Albert Metitiri

Alice Ukoko

Peter Ekeh

Jude Onakpoma

Ona Pela

Mrs. Felicia Emesiru-Akusu


Leaders of London Congregation of Igbe

Michael Nabofa reads his lecture on Igbe religion

Janet Eruvbetere reads her lecture on Urhobo marriage

A dance session of Igbe

Barovbe chairs the session

Peter Ekeh enjoys the cultural evening with old friends

An exciting moment of Igbe Dance

Onobrakpeya, Nabofa, and Foss at the Cultural Show

Ajovi Scott-Emuakpor joins in Igbe dance

Igbe Drumming

Chief Albert Metitiri at the Cultural Show



A group of Urhobo leaders in London watch the show