Ogene Diplomacy: Igbo Student Teaches Enthusiastic Russians How To Dance To Ogene Music

Mazi Tochiphotos, the student wrote:

Hello guys, this is Tochiphotos and today I made a video to teach some students from my University in Russia how to dance egwu ogene and also how to speak a little Igbo.

Ogene is a Music is instrument used in making traditional Igbo music for the Indigenous Igbo People of South Eastern Nigeria. It is an important part of our culture and that’s I decided to introduce Russians to the beautiful sound of ogene and also, the rhythmic and energetic way our people gyrate and dance to ogene.

Apart from dancing Ogene, the Russian girls in the video can also be heard speaking Igbo.

Individual efforts like this can help Igbo language become more international.

Well done, Tochiphotos. D’eme!