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.

 Perkins Foss

Perkins Foss had a prominent presence at the 4th Annual Conference. The memories of his late mother were honoured by the Urhobo London community at the Opening Ceremeny. He chaired a session of the academic presentations and was a lead participant in the Youth Forum. At the Closing Ceremony, Perkins Foss and his his wife, Catherine, were especially feted by the Urhobo Community in London in recognition of his longstanding friendship for Urhobos and his studies of Urhobo art forms. Perkins Foss holds a chieftaincy title from Evwreni.



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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


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


Dr. Ona Pela

Mrs. Felicia Emesiru-Akusu


Perkins Foss and Catherine Foss at the high table of the Opening Ceremony

Perkins Foss addresses a session of the Conference, displaying his famous pictures of Urhobo art forms.

Perkins Foss bears a chieftaincy title and honour of Evwreni. Here he displays the fan on which is engraved his title, Oyiboredjo, Unugbedjo of Evwreni.

Speaking on behalf of the Urhobo community in the United Kingdom and Europe, Mr. Ejiro Ughwujabo commiserates with Chief Perkins Foss for the loss of his mother since his attendance at the 3rd UHS Annual Conference in London, November 2002.

Chief Perkins Foss responds on behalf of himself, his wife, and his family. He expresses his gratitude for the affection and friendship of the Urhobo people towards him.

At the Closing Ceremony

From left: Perkins Foss, Catherine Foss, Simpson Obruche, Victoria Obruche, and Michael Nabofa