Ezhionum Kingdom is one of the communities that make up Ukwuani Local Government Area of Delta State. The kingdom is bordered on the north by Amai; in the south by Abbi, In the east by Ogume and on the west by Aragba.
EZIONUM is the most peaceful community in Delta State with profound cultural heritage and tourist attractions. The home of the monkeys of diverse species which live within the vicinity of the town itself and can be seen playing around on plantain trees far or close by. Ezionum is blessed with natural mineral salt and sand dredging and agriculture are important economic activities. Ezionum is blessed with natural springs and creeks where fishing activities take place.
Ezionum is home to some of the best artists, artists, and sculptures. We have Kullkid, Successmuch, Keli Akpos, etc others in the traditional dance genre include Egwu Ukele, Egwu Igba etc
The land is blessed with men and women who have contributed both nationally and internationally to the socio-economic and human capital development of Nigeria and the region in general. Some prominent personalities from Ezionum includes the Ezhie 1 of Ezionum Kingdom, HRH, Evangelist Comrade, R.C, Osanwuta, the Eze Udo, General Mike Ndubuisi rtd, the Ochiagha 1 of Ezionum Kingdom, High chief E.O Ezumezu (the Okaome1 of Ezionum Kingdom, High Chief Enegide (The Odozi Obodo of Ezionum Kingdom, High Chief Chukwueme Sesu, the Okwanuzo ye Osa 1 of Ezionum Kingdom, High chief Timothy Umukoro, the Odekem 1 of Ezionum Kingdom, the Ever sagacious ex-banker and current commissioner of Finance, Dr Fidelis Tilije, the Okenmo himself, Amb Felix Osakwe, one of the Frontline Presidential candidates (NNPP) in the 2023 elections, Chief Amb C.
Gabriel Oyibode, for Gubernatorial aspirant in Delta State, High Chief Felicia Sanni, the Nnekanne 1 of Ezionum Kingdom aka Mama Market, Mr Amechi Okwose, the oil and gas magnet, High chief Onyeaku Louis Ebinum, high chief Maxwell Eseka , the Ojinichukwu buluzo 1 of Ezionum kingdom, Hon Hessington C Okolo, Hon Valentine C Okolo, Comrade Agu Otunuya, Comrade Diamond Enudi, Enebeli ifeanyi AKA Fatherprada.
Hon comrade Christ Enyashi, Hon Comrade aka Possibility and a host of other eminent sons and daughters both at home and diaspora which includes Rev Dr Augustine Ossai Ogwezi, Bishop Kings Ikechukwu, Bishop Isaac Ogwezi, Pst Ikpai, Barr, C Okwelum, evang Success Chukwunedum Chukwunedum, Mr Solomon Ezumezu, Chief Daniel Ossai, Evangelist Brightchukuka Onyenuwe, Barr Prince Gilbert Monday Anthony Mrs Okolo Tina, Engr Ashaka Edwin, Chief Isaac Anowa, Gallant Dennis Agha and Henry Nghada (Military personnels), Mr Osaje Abiodun Fredrick, our able officer, Mr Felix Ogwezi, seasoned and time tested marriage counselor and relationship expert, Engr Blessing Ogwezi a business tycoon, Dr Ogwezi Dennis C a medical expert, Mr Odikayor Dennis of Road Safety, and Ogbi Ezekiel of the NSCDC etc
Ezionum hosts the popular cultural festival “Nduku Ezionum” every January (new year) in appreciation to the Almighty God for the harvest of the past and the blessings of the future (the new year) in recognition that there is a God that rules in the affairs of men.
This is the period when every sons and daughters come back to their ancestral home to join every member of their immediate family and the entire community for the Nduku festivities. Amongst the activities are the Masquerade dance, thanksgiving, family meetings, and the annual Umu Ezionum Forum physical meeting where the youths in the community are empowered in diverse areas of life, from academics to artisans. To give hope to the younger generation of the great community. Annual lectures are also delivered by prominent academics from the community.
In terms of the genealogical configurations, Ezionum is made up of 3 communities of 12 families, which are broken down below:
AWEKA – OGBE-OFU – UNUAMI
These families include;
a. Ogbe Osele
b. Okpala Odumegwu
c. Umu Osumili
d. Umu Nzogbu
e. Umu Ugbome
2. OGBE OFU
a. Umu Imegu
b. Umu Ugbo
c. Umu Ozhegbe-anie
d. Opia Anie
a. Umu Akpashi
b. Umu Eyie
c. Umu Okpala-Okolo
Anyone who has lost touch with his family should know that Nduku is the best period to come home and trace their families easily as almost everyone will be home to trace the family line.
Ezionum is the most peaceful community in Delta State. God bless the people and land of Ezionum.
~ Vincent Ojeh, PhD, MSc, B.Sc
FARIN, MANG, MAARSE, MNCF, MAGNES
Onye Umu Ugbome- Aweka- Ezionum