A southeastern Nigerian tropical rain forest city. Enugu’s climate is humid, and this humidity is at its highest between March and November.
The name of the city comes from two Igbo words, Énú Ụ́gwụ́ meaning "hilltop" and there is a lot of history behind it.
Enugu, as its now known, developed through the discovery of coal during the 17th century in Enugwu Ngwuo village. The commercial significance of coal drew people from every clan and village to come make a living.
In present-day Enugu, you will find cityscapes like the African Continental Bank (ACB) tower, the Hotel Presidential and many others.
The people of Enugu take pride in their culture, and you have a chance to experience it firsthand. Annually, the New Yam festival takes place between August and October while Mmanwu festival takes place in November.
When a city takes pride in festivities, you can bet there are other forms of entertainment in store. During the 1950s, Enugu was a center for Highlife music that further spread in popularity to as far as Southern Cameroon. Today, the genre is still much alive through the city’s indigenous musical talents.
There are several traditional foods that are exclusively to Enugu. These local dishes include Okpa, Abacha, Agbugbu, Achicha, and Akidi.