The 2018 Nigeria independence day celebrated in grand style. A true reflection of the rich ethnic diversity in the Nigeria population. The event center hall filled to the brim with laughter and good feelings. The venue for the event, evening gala, was in Garland Texas.

Organization of Nigerian Nationals, an IRS 501(c)3 tax-exempt non-profit organization that was established in the early nineties for the primary purpose of connecting the Nigerian Community to the Dallas-Fort-worth community at large, hosted the event.

For almost three decades, Organization of Nigerian Nationals (ONN), has continued it’s patriot tradition of celebrating this auspicious occasion annually for the Dallas-Forth worth metroplex community, with a modest budget of about $5,000 (Five thousand dollars).

After the Star Spangled Banner had played in it glorious splendor, it was followed by the Nigeria national anthem. Our President Dr. Michael Umunna made his opening remarks, then introduced the dignitaries. Those present were Hon. Iwejuo representing the Consul General Atlanta; Mr & Mrs Anyiam, Mrs. Chika Anyiam is a candidate for Judge 304th District Criminal Court. Ms. Eno from Western Union that sponsored this event.

The evenings entertainment included cultural dance display led by Amaka Nwafor Orisakwe (Mrs.) and trivia on Nigeria by ONN vice President Ifeatu Onubogu (Mrs.).

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