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.

 Women at the 4th UHS Annual Conference

Women played prominent and decisive roles at the 4th Conference. They were prominent at the Opening Session. They played leading roles in the academic sessions of the Conference. They dominated the cultural evening. And they organized the entertainment that made the Conference a rich experience in Urhobo cuisine.



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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


A group of women leaders approach the high table at the Opening Ceremony.

Women in similar coloured-attire dance at the Opening Ceremony.

 A Group of distinguished Urhobo women from London, UK, and Belgium at the Conference

(From left to right): Ms Janet Eruvbetere, (Name to be supplied), Mrs. Comfort Ukueku, Mrs. Onisuru Tuedor, Mrs. Victoria Obruche, Mrs. Felicia Emisiru-Akusu, and Mrs. Mabel Omohwo.

 A Group of London-based Urhobo Women File Up for A dance at the Opening Session

(From right to left): Mrs. Kesiena Akerele, Mrs. Comfort Ukueku, Mrs. Onisuru Tuedor, Mrs. Mabel Omohwo, Ms Majero Uwejeyah, Mrs. M. Awofisan, and Mrs. Victoria Obruche. At the far right is Mr. Wilson Ometan, Secretary, UHS, United Kingdom & Belgium Organizing Committee.

A well-attired group of London-based Urhobo women dance Urhobo traditional steps, to the delight of the audience at the Opening Ceremony.

A joyous participant at the opening ceremony.

Three women savour the Openng Ceremony

A London-based Urhobo woman sings a special song to celebrate the events of the Conference at its Closing Ceremony

Mrs. Patience Pela, an Ishan woman married to Dr. Ona Pela, brought joy and emotions to the women's session by urging that Urhobo culture must be cultivated in our young ones. The picture shows her standing and addressing the early morning session.

The Women's roundtable discussed Urhobo cultural affairs, particularly the need to maintain Urhobo culture among Urhobos in the Diaspora. The session was chaired by Dr. Rose Aziza (centre) of Delta State University, Abraka. To her right are Mrs. L. O. Obiomah, from Warri City, and Mrs. Felicia Mesiri-Akusu, from Belgium. To her left are Dr. Helen Ekeh, from Buffalo, USA, and Alice Ukoko, a civil rights and women's rights advocate, resident in London, United Kingdom.

At the Closing Ceremony

(from left): Mrs. Edith Shittu (nee Agege), Mrs. Comfort Ukueku, and Mrs. Victoria Obruche