Ogidi, which means “Pillar” is an Igbo town in Anambra State, Nigeria. It is the headquarters of Idemili North Local Government Area. It has an estimated population of 70,000 (2005 Data). Her neighbors are Abatete, Nkpor, Umunachi, Eziowelle, Umuoji, Oze, Ogbunike and Umudioka. The predominant religion among her people is Christianity, with the fading Odinani Ancestral religion a distant minority.
Ogidi is the seat of the internationally acclaimed Iyi-Enu Hospital and hometown of world famous author, Chinua Achebe. Her indigenes’ early embrace of education coupled with their resourcefulness results in the development and nurturing of luminaries in various fields of endeavor.
Ogidi, which sometimes is referred to as Inwelle, has a very rich culture that dates over 450 years. It has four quarters, namely Akanano, Uru, Ezinkwo and Ikenga. The annual Nwafor Festival in July remains the most celebrated community event.