Adire Fabric Culture Carnival Revolution Holds June and July

Adire Fabric Culture Carnival

The Lady of Africa Empowerment and Advocacy Foundation in conjunction with Proclips Media Communication has fixed June and July 2022 for the much-awaited Adire Street Culture Carnival.

This was disclosed by the President and Convener of the foundation, Princess Oluwabukola Fasuyi, while speaking in Lagos.

She said the carnival is to be held at the five divisions of Lagos State including Lagos lsland, lkeja, Badagry, Ikorodu and Epe, with a mission to promote tourism in Lagos as well as promote Adire fabric among Nigerians.

Her words: “Yearly, millions of people around the globe attend the Notting Hill Carnival in the United Kingdom. We believe that like Notting Hill Carnival, Adire Street Culture Carnival will be a good opportunity to showcase our traditional arts and crafts embellished in the Adire Culture thereby promoting our culture to the outside world.”

She further contended that as a country globally recognised for its rich culture and diverse tradition, Nigeria can boast of an incredible array of fashion choices and fabrics. Notable amongst these fabrics is the Adire which has found favour amongst people all over the continent of Africa and as far as Europe, America, Canada and Asia.

“The carnival has lined up several activities including the display of various traditional cuisines such as bushmeat, local beverages like palm wine, board game (Ayo) and music from various local genres. The foundation will also be taking Adire promotion to major cities in West Africa, South Africa, Europe, Canada and America to satisfy the craving of lovers of Adire fabrics in those parts of the world.

“We are planning to raise 250,000 new Adire makers and marketers annually from the swelling ranks of the indigent and the downtrodden as part of their contribution to the growth of the small and medium scale industry in Nigeria,” she said.

The President further said notable personalities in the media, entertainment and business sectors have thrown their weight behind the carnival and endorsed it as ambassadors.

They include Publisher of Metro News, Mr Femi Davies; ‘Managing Director, Nigerian Xpress Newspaper, Mr Steve Nwosu; Publisher, Gaskiya Magazine, Mr Dare Babarinsa; Publisher, City People Magazine, Mr Seye Kehinde; a popular columnist and Director, The Nation newspaper, Mr Kunle Abimbola; popular Christian pastor G. O. Fanshawe; an editor with Nation newspaper, Gboyega Alaka; Taofeek Ojutole, President, Global Quest Troupe, Mrs Laide Gold; an Art Editor for the Nation Paper, Ozolua Uhakheme; Editor of foremost Yoruba newspaper Gbelegbo, Mr Shina Fadare; President, Kromax Paints, Mr Kunle; MD of Proclips Media Communication Limited, lsmaieel ulana; MD of Oshodi Gallery, Mr Seyi Paul; a reputable property developer, Selovian Company ‘ Honourable Isiaka Bamidele Alao; founder lBAT Foundation NC ‘ among other top media personalities and businessmen.

Others are popular Nollywood actor, Mr Don Richard; a renowned stage actor, Segun Adefila; President, Nigeria chapter, African Diaspora Ancestral Commemoration Institute (ADACI), Chief Fakunle Oyesanya; popular music promoter and owner of United Kingdom-based Infinity Promotion, Mr Taye Fashina; popular musician, Bidemi Bright; President, Yoruba Liberation Movement, Bisi OmoOlubadan. and ace presenter, Tope Afolabi, among others.


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