Calabar carnival showcases African story with dances, drama – Independent Observers

Calabar carnival showcases African story with dances, drama

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Temitope Owotoki, Abuja
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 after midnight.”

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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