Preparations are in top gear for the 3rd edition of Orange Carnival…get ready to roll out the drums to celebrate uncommon transformation as Akwa Ibom State turns 25. The feeling of this Carnival is the sharp criticism, the funny play on words and the imagination in the costumes, more than the glamorous dressings, with messages in the undertone. Costumes worn can be related to a profession- e.g. – groups dressed in attires related to professions like Doctors, Lawyers, and/or Engineers. Costumes can also relate with recent news, e.g. – the bird flu
epidemic (dressed as chickens). Even though masks will be readily available, it is traditional to paint faces.
Orange Carnival costumes are to be in Orange, that’s the significance and uniqueness of the Carnival. Orange Collection is a special anniversary clothing collection by Garneti Exhibit- A world class brand of fashion accessories and an exclusive costume making outfit, with base in Akwa Ibom.
As the Official Costume Design Company for Orange Carnival 2012, Garneti designed the ‘Orange Woman’-a presentation of Orange Collection by Garneti which depicts creatively, the contribution of the Akwa Ibom woman to the family, and their silent role in the development of Akwa Ibom state, with a special focus on her life and style, all of which will be portrayed through the costume designs. The fashion drama is a must watch for all. Stay glued.
Orange Collection is a special anniversary clothing collection by Garneti Exhibit- A world class brand of fashion accessories and an exclusive costume making outfit, with base in Akwa Ibom where she is known for exotic designs, having made a grand debut by staging a world class brand launch early in 2012, at the prestigious Monty Suites hall, Uyo.
Many have started booking for their costumes online and at the Garneti Exhibit Showroom in Uyo. If you are interested in Orange Carnival, or you have registered with a band, Call 2348024720300 for your Orange Collection Costumes by Garneti.
Will you like to join/own a band for Orange Carnival???
If interested, you may sign up with a Carnival Band with which you admire
(SEE LIST OF 25 CARNIVAL BANDS or call 2348098209849).
BAND MEMBERSHIP or GROUP REGISTRATION
BENEFITS OF BAND MEMBERSHIP
*Carnival Mask by Garneti
*Water, Snacks & Soft Drink
*Tickets to After Party
Starting Point– Carnival Train kicks off at Mboho Mkparawa Ibibio, Udo Udoma Avenue, where the float will walk with the carnival bands through Nsikak Eduok, IBB way, then through Aka Road to Plaza.
Carnival Float-The parade will last 5 hours. After the parade, there will be performances by 25 of Nigeria’s fines musicians at 2ND Baze. Entry into 2ND Baze is free, whilst entrance into the VIP section is strictly by invitation.
Transportation-The organizing committee is providing free transportation from different parts of Akwa Ibom State to our center of Excellence and Unity, Ibom Plaza. Low Bed truck will be available for transportation during the carnival float.
Security & Traffic Control-Security Escort and Road Safety Corps are guaranteed through all the parade routes.
Ambulance– An ambulance will join the carnival entourage for First Aid in case of health emergencies.
Finally, a camera is considered a fundamental requirement to capture the fun forever.
If you are in Uyo, just watch out for the fun at different spots which will surely blow your mind.