GOGO-OGE MEMORIAL FESTIVAL
In commemoration of the one-year anniversary of Late Madam Goldcoast Dickson, the Goldcoast development Foundation organized Gogo Oge Festival in her honour.
The maiden edition of Gogo Oge festival was held on 6th August 2019 to 8th August 2019 at Mama Goldcoast compound, Angiama town, Patani LGA, Delta state. The festival began with a medical outreach with over one thousand persons attended to; including nursing mothers, the elderly, the sick and children. Several medical personnel; Doctors, Nurses and Pharmacists were on ground to attend to the beneficiaries. In addition, free drugs and food provisions were distributed to indigenes.
Other events that took place at the festival includes;
- Canoe race with the winner smiling home with One hundred thousand naira.
- Traditional wrestling championship where the winner won One hundred and fifty thousand naira, and
- kiddy’s quiz competition was organized for children and participants were rewarded with prizes.
There was also distribution of food and drinks and entertainment by the Izon band. Indigenes of the community and visitors were delighted as they reminisced on the life and times of Mama Gogo as she was fondly called.
The Gogo Oge festival was organized by the Goldcoast Development Foundation and it will be an annual event to mark the anniversary of the passing of Late Madam Goldcoast Dickson and it’s aimed to promote cultural values, educate the members of the community and provide empowerment for the teeming youth population.