As you visit this site, I want to take the opportunity to invite you to the 15th Annual Convention & Gala Fund Raising of Abonnema Foundation. We continue to strive for excellence to the economic development of Abonnema and I encourage to join hands to take Abonnema to better heights. – Mrs. Daba Asemebo (Acting Chairperson Abonnema Foundation).

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Phone:1 (678) 760-5052


Brochure Advertisement:
Use this opportunity to send personalized messages, advertise your businesses, celebrate loved ones, your children’s prom, or graduation, and send congratulatory messages. Also, help the foundation raise funds by soliciting for ad placements from your friends, colleagues, or local businesses in your area.

Deadline for advert placement is August 15th.



$200.00 (Inside Page- Full)

$300.00 (Inside Front Page- Full)

$300.00 (Back Page- Full)

Back Inside Page $250

Members/ Non-Business Rate:
{Full page $100.00} {Half page $50.00}

For questions regarding Advertisements, please contact:

Mr. Fosbury Oruwari @ (305) 302-7505
Mr. Alaiyi BobManuel @ (919) 808 0241

2018 Convention Planning Committee Members:
Mrs. Dora Nsemoh (678) 760 5052 | Mr. Fosbury A. Oruwari (305) 302 7505

Mr. Alaiyi BobManuel (919) 808 0241 | Mrs. Daba Asemebo (562) 212 7175

Mr.Onye Briggs (215) 939 3406 | Mr. Sam Boyle (336) 202 0510

For further Information visit our website @

More contacts:
Mrs. Daba Asemebo | Acting Chairman AF | (562) 212 7175

Mrs. Dora Nsemoh | Local Organizing Chair | (678) 760 5052

Mr. Aaiyi Bobmanuel | AF Secretary Gen. | (919) 808 0241

Mr. Fosbury Oruwari | AF Press Secretary | (305) 302 7505

Hon. Tamunosaki J Opuoyibo | AF Home Director | +(234) 809 601 9431

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21st Century Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta is one of the most exciting and vibrant cities in the world. Atlanta is known as a center of finance, entertainment, museums, sports, and much more. Most people, however, know Atlanta for its sports franchises such as the Atlanta Braves, the Atlanta Hawks, and Atlanta Falcons. The Atlanta Zoo is another famous tourist attraction and most importantly, Atlanta is home to the world’s busiest airport, the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

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Our Masquerade

The Kalabari Abonnema masquerade performance is an old tradition steeped in religious doctrine and spiritual beliefs. Members of the Kalabari Abonnema perform a masquerade dance to mark special ceremonies and also to signify the beginning of an event in Kalabari kingdom.

It is important to share the history between the origin of the masquerade and the Kalabari people. The masquerade custom is said to have originated from a woman who witnessed water spirits dancing next to a river. As she approached the water alone, the spirits revealed themselves to her, intentionally presenting her with their methodical choreography. She returned back to her village and told the heads of the village what she saw, and the tradition of the masquerade dance began in the Kalabari kingdom.

We invite you to come and experience our tradition, culture, dance, food, and much more on Saturday, Sept 1st, 2018. It’s going to be a colorful festival and do not miss it.


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Women’s Attire

Please make any and all inquiries to :
Mrs. Daba Asemebo, 562-212-7175
Mrs. Dora Nsemoh, 678-760-5052
Mr. Fosbury Oruwari, 305-302-7505

Ms. Abonnema Foundation Soibifaa Manuel

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Fairfield Inn & Suites

Friday August 31st, 2018

Saturday September 1st, 2018 (7:00 PM – 2:00 AM)


  • Morning Session 09:30AM – 1:30PM
  • Evening Session – Gala Night
  • ( Tickets $70.00 / Member)
  • (Tickets $30.00 / Non-Member)
  • 7:00 PM Gala Event
  • 8:00 PM – 2:30 AM Gala Night

Sunday 2nd, 2018 (Morning Session – 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM)

The Gathering

For Community Goodwill and Action

Annually, members and supporters convene from around the globe for the singular purpose of mobilizing resources to improve the lives of the Abonnema people. We review scorecard for the past year and generate new ideas through dialogue and debate and this has become the inspiration to do more for the years ahead.

Driven by the spirit of our ancestors, need and the sacred desire to build a lasting legacy, we possess an unwavering passion to better the lives of our people and thus, pledge to make a difference.

An integral part of the annual convention is the fund raising gala on Saturday, September 1st, at 7:00 pm. During the gala – there will be a Kalabari masquerade display and the Iria dance. This occasion highlights the richness, grace, and the exquisite cultural heritage of the Abonnema/Kalabari people.

The annual convention is the primary venue for fundraising, therefore, its success is intrinsically tied to the Foundation’s ability to execute projects.

As you join us to celebrate, we call on you to donate generously to the cause.

-Alaiyi Bob-Manuel / Secretary General (Abonnema Foundation Inc.)

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Abonnema – A town on the Sombreiro River (an outlet of the Niger) was founded about 1882