The Leboku festival is an annual festival celebrated by the Ugep people of Yakurr Local Government Area of Cross River State. Leboku is a dialectic name which means festival literally. This festival is peculiar to the core Lokaa speaking communities of Yakurr LGA comprising of Ugep, Idomi, Ekori, Nko and Mkpani. The grand finale and international version is celebrated in Ugep. Each of the communities aforementioned have a distinct day set aside for the celebration in their respective communities. The name of
The abrupt cancellation of the Leboku International Festival by the Cross River State Government has raised numerous questions in the heart of participants and community loyalists whose joy of celebration has been cut short. Although the reasons for the cancellation of the festival is not very clear, Governor Ayade’s aide Ken Aklah revealed that because of certain health concerns, the government is not ready to put together an event that will converge a large number of people.
It was such a happy atmosphere in the Palace of the Obol Lopon of Ugep in Yakurr Local government area of Cross River State on Tuesday, 15th September, 2020 as Governor of Cross River State, Sen. Ben Ayade presented prizes to winners of the various categories in the just concluded cultural festival. Governor Ben Ayade who was represented by the Senior Special Assistant Governor's Office Events Production and Tourism, Mr Thomas Ikpeme congratulated the winners and urged them to remain steadfast and be good ambassadors
Leboku being a persuasion name for ""Festival" is known to be the yearly New Yam Festival of the Yakaa individuals on the grounds that the word is the language of the Yakurr public. The Leboku New Yam celebration is particular to the center Yakạạ talking networks: Ugep, Idomi, Ekori, Mkpani and Nko, and the global adaptation is commended in Ugep once in a year. Every one of the networks referenced being particular to the Festival have an unmistakable day detached or saved for the festival in their individual