Calabar carnival has become the
biggest carnival in African in the last 14 years that the state government has
been organising it with no two editions been the same as there is always
something new to look forward to.
Gov. Ayada said Africa has the
opportunity of telling the whole world its story the way it knows best which is
through its dance and bright colours.
“We are here to tell the African
story ourselves. Africans have a platform to use the opportunity of this dance
and drama to tell the African story in a way that we know.”
Participants and tourists were
not disappointed with the colour, glamour and passion associated with the 2018
carnival which featured a parade composed of 50,000 costumed revellers.
An American, LaShawnda Marie, also speaking said:
“With Africanism, I felt like I fit right in. They didn’t treat us differently.
Even though I wasn’t from Nigeria, they made us all so comfortable. From the
street parade to the performance, the energy of the crowd was amazing.”
On the same note, another
American, Piper Peppers, said the parade/street party was fun with lots of
dancing, music, and vibrant performances. “It went for miles and continued well
Five major carnival bands and 10
non-competing bands showcased the best of African people through their costumes
as they paraded along the 12- kilometre carnival route in an unimaginable sail which
made the participants and tourists to be excited by the DJs and live music.
The Street Carnival as usual, attracted
dignitaries and celebrities as some Nollywood actors, led by Zack Orji and
Segun Arinze, also took part in the street procession.
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