About the event


The EYAAL IINMENIAN FESTIVAL is a Cultural Tourism concept created Mr. Messiah Fyneface Muzan for COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PARTNERSHIP INITIATIVE (CODEPAIN) and NGO he founded.

EYAAL IINMENIAN FESTIVAL is a traditional fashion, Agro and local cuisine festival of the Abua/Odual people of Rivers state, Nigeria.

It holds from the second Wednesday of Novermber to Saturday every year.

It features, traditional displays such as dancing, singing, masquerade displays wrestling, folktales, local dish cooking contest, traditional procession, reading and spelling in Abua/Odual languages, Agro/Bicycle procession, skills training/competition among others with winners going home with mouthwatering prizes in the form of cash and equipment that will enhance their entrepreneurial skills.

The festival is also a tool for supporting young men and women including widows in the L.G.A with seed money to start up businesses.

On a yearly basis, the founder sets up a festival planning committee with who plan to ensure a robust festival is achieved.

The festival have enjoyed sponsorship from Multinational such as MTN and CocaCola among others.

Our Mission

Inspire, promote and project the Abua/Odual culture, her people and place as the best tourism destination in the world.

Our Vision

To grow local opportunity, economy and announce Abua/Odual to the world.


To rejuvenate our dress sense and local cuisines among the younger generation.

To build a bond between our people and brands that will support us. To cement unity and create a platform for continuous harmonious living via our culture.

To project our culture and local cuisine to the world to protect our language and culture. To attract investors to our local government.

Project our culture to the world

Attract investors to our local government

Meet the team

Messiah F. Muzan

Messiah F. Muzan

Chief Organizer
Pamela Maxwell

Pamela Maxwell

Sponsorship Commitee (Lead)
Peli Adaotu

Peli Adaotu

Contact Committee (Lead)
Elison Hope Deborah

Elison Hope Deborah

Media/Publicity (Lead)
Annual attendees

Our sponsors


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