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Early Music Life Akwa Ibom (Akwa Ibom Biography)
Akwa Ibom State is located in Nigeria’s South-South geopolitical zone, bordered on the east by Cross River State, on the west by Rivers and Abia States, and on the south by the Atlantic Ocean. The state gets its name from the Qua Iboe River, which runs through it before emptying into the Bight of Bonny. Akwa Ibom was formed from Cross River State in 1987, with Uyo as its capital and 31 local government areas.
Akwa Ibom is the 30th largest state in terms of area and the fifteenth most populous, with a population of nearly 5.5 million as of 2016. Geographically, the state is divided between Central African mangroves in the far south and Cross-Niger transition forests in the rest of the state. The Imo and Cross rivers flow along Akwa Ibom’s eastern and western borders, respectively, while the Kwa Ibo River cuts the state in half before flowing into the Bight of Bonny.