Acceptance Speech by OCA-USA President Fred Mediko's 2013
Altanta 2014 National Convention Album ( Please send us your pictures )
Ba Tata na ba Iya, OROKO ni yeah! Welcome!
Welcome to the Oroko Cultural Association - USA Web site.
Several years ago in the Oroko regions, messages were transmitted from one village to another by the beating of wooden drums, - the "Elimbi". The neighboring villages interpreted the rhythms from these drums to obtain the messages and responded accordingly. Later on, a messenger was dispatched carrying a "Desungu", - ( a special stick tied like a bundle with special leaves ) to the next village. From the look at the special bundle, the village elders interpreted and understood the messages and responded accordingly. Specifically, when a chief had a message for his villagers, this messenger would run around the village ringing a bell and relating the message to the villagers. This person was called the "Town Crier".
This web site is the Town Crier for every reader, and particularly for all OROKOS. It will provide the public with special events in both the association and the Oroko Culture. We will be a vehicle to announce cultural and community events across the USA and worldwide as the need arises. We would like to promote businesses owned by OROKO indigenes at home and in the diaspora. After browsing our web site, please use the feedback form to let us know how you feel about the Oroko Culture. Above all, please take a moment to sign our Guest Book.
His Royal Highness, Chief Isoh Itoh of Ekondo-titi.
During his maiden visit to the USA, on the ocasion of the OCA-USA National Convention Sept 2009.
"It took me a visit to the United States of America, to once again eat plantains the way our fore-fathers used to prepare them, (with the skin), but my host, unaware of this delicacy, just kept apologizing to me. "