The prestigious Idoma National Carnival, known as the Agila Carnival would be staged with the opening ceremony on Thursday, December 22, 2016 by 5pm, to December 25, 2016 in Otukpo, Benue State.
Towards this end preparations for staging the cultural and economic festival has begun in earnest with all the structures across the regions of the country fully set to kick-off the zonal levels of the world class show.
The theme of the 2016 edition of the Idoma National Carnival- Consolidating The Asset and Cultural Values of Idoma Land, while the charity work centers on promoting the rights of the Nigerian Girl-Child to education.
Consistent with our mission of celebrating one facet of our culture per edition of The Agila Carnival, Otukpo in Benue State has been chosen by the Management of the carnival, for promotion and celebration.
Accordingly, Benue State would have a special status and enjoy massive attention in our communication coverage. This involves celebrating the beauties of the State as the fastest growing destination, North Central Nigeria.
The management has also reeled out events that will take place during the four days of the carnival some of which will includes:
Football Tournament which will kick start as from the 17th of December to 22nd December 2016
The opening ceremony expected to be filled with colors
The colorful carnival procession across the great city of Otukpo
Ogbureke Traditional Wrestling and Novelty football match
Raffle draw for Okada Men and Market Women
Live concert and comedy show featuring the finest of Nigerian musicians and comedians.
Benue’s Got Talent (BGT); winner goes home with N500,000 cash
BURN FIRE Night
The grand finale, which will feature the prestigious Face of Idoma beauty pageant.
This year’s edition is open to both Idoma and non-idoma girls alike from across the nation.
10. Benue Fashion Night
Agila Carnival 2016 will also see participation from various cultural troupes from across the states in Nigeria. Dignitaries from within and outside the country are also expected to grace the fastest growing street party in Nigeria. The Idoma National Carnival is indeed redefining the essence of Tradition.
You are hereby invited to AGILA CARNIVAL 2016.
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Prince Edwin Ochai