Uyo is the capital of Akwa Ibom State, a major oil producing state of Nigeria. The city became a capital of Akwa Ibom State on September 23, 1987 following its creation from Cross River State. The city can be accessed by road via the A342 highway, as well as Abak Road, Nwaniba Road, Itu Road, and Aka Road. Nearby airports include the Uyo Airport, also known as the Akwa Ibom International Airport.

Today is not a speech-making day! Uyo is a fast growing city, as the city has witnessed massive infrastructural growth in the past nine years. We will not talk about the intensive network of divided highways, such as the IBB Way, Atiku Abubakar Avenue, Udo Udoma Avenue, Nsikak Eduok Avenue, and Edet Akpan Avenue which is an eight-lane superhighway and currently the widest road in the Uyo metropolis. We will not talk about the flyovers constructed to ease traffic. Three flyovers have already been completed at the Itam axis of the urban area which is under Itu jurisdiction. 

We will not tell you that plans are in process for more flyovers as well as ongoing dualisation of Aka road, ongoing construction of Ring Road 3 with flyovers (a portion of it will be ten lanes) and the dualisation of Wellingtion Bassey Way.

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All we want you to know is that Godswill is done in Akwa Ibom State and these are the 5 major events that will keep the city bubbling with life this April. Whether you are passing through the city, or you just need to spend a few days here, please plan to attend at least one of these events! Dont forget to stop by Ibom Tropicana this weekend to see new movies!

 
Today, [Thursday 4th April, 2013]
1. FINEST YOUNGSTER PAGEANT
CampAmazing – a non-profit organization in United Kingdom, in collaboration with Dehavillah Development is set to stage the grand finale of Youngster Pageant in Uyo today Thursday 4th April 2013. The event which is billed to take place at Le Meridian Ibom Hotel, Uyo will feature a Red Carpet treat with a young, promising Red Carpet host, a fashion show by the youngsters and finally, the crowing of the Finest Youngster. 
Youngster Pageant is a platform designed specifically for youngsters to learn about effective skills, public speaking skills, presentation skills, performing arts, and many more. It’s also an opportunity to win prizes, and be discovered.

According to the project coordinator, Ms Udeme-Lucie Ebong; “Our ultimate aim is to promote self-confidence, inner strength, self-worth, and to empower youngsters, while playing, learning and discovering new things. We believe their continuous participation in our pageants and talent competitions, will not only impact their everyday lives, but they will also exhibit true showmanship”. 

Youngster Pageant/Camp was open for boys and girls between the ages of 4-17 years.

Tickets on sale!
Standard Tickets – N2000
Family Tickets [Dad+Mum+4 kids] – N6000
VIP Tickets – N10000
VIP Executive – N30000

For further details and clarifications, call 07064535374, 08038653131, 08033942742

Date: Today, Thursday 4th April 2013
Venue: Le Meridien Ibom Hotels, Uyo
Time: 5pm
More information can be found on www.lopfinestyoungster.com

[Friday 5th April, 2013]
2. IBOM YOUTH HALL OF FAME INDUCTION CEREMONY

Akwa Ibom State has a wealth of talented and knowledgeable youth who have made their mark at the national and international stage. In order to recognize their significant contribution, the Ibom Youth Hall of Fame is established as a platform to honour these young men and women and also to encourage others.

The Ibom Youth Hall of Famers is celebrated youth personalities from all fields of human endeavors. Every year, 25 youth achievers will be inducted into the Ibom Youth Hall of Fame and the Inductees will tour the three (3) Senatorial District of the state preaching the message of entrepreneurship, education, agric business, ICT training, capacity building, talent development, etc.

OBJECTIVES
1. To identify and celebrate the effort of Akwa Ibom youth who have made significant achievement and contribute positively to the society.
2. To promote the good image and identity of Akwa Ibom youth at the local, state, national and international arena.
3. To provide future generations with exemplary citizenship role models.
4. To encourage excellence in career and individual endeavors.

Date: Friday 5th April, 2013
Venue: Civil Service Auditorium, Idongesit Nkanga Secretariat, Uyo
Time: 7pm
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[Saturday, 6th April, 2013]
3. MFON URUA LIFESTYLE & CRAFT FAIR

Join a host of fabulous entrepreneurs and shopaholics for a day of discount shopping, networking and fun @ the Mfon Urua Lifestyle and Craft Fair.

In store will be: Uyai by Peniel (LAGOS), Tastee Kitchen (Uyo), Extreme Beddings & Interiors (PHC), Brite n Beau (Uyo), Posh Pink Events & More (Uyo), Ems Strands (Uyo), Urez Kulture (ABA), Gorgeous Signature (Uyo), House of Pearl (PHC), Sallys Creations (illorin), Wear Me 247 (Uyo), Shoe Sensation (Uyo), Capelli Belli (PHC), Hattabelles (Calabar), House Kraft interiors (Uyo), Afrique Classique (Uyo), OmoEfe Makeovers (PHC), Yankey Nail Studio (Uyo), La Creme Cakes & interiors (Uyo), Reverse by Dede (LAGOS), Zephyr Accessories (Calabar), LINDOIRS (Uyo), Neolife Apparel (LAGOS), Ngel Fragrance (Uyo).

Other Features:
•Runway Show •Music •Dance Performances •Children’s Playground •Comedy •Game shows •Raffle Draws

First 50 shoppers get a FREE gift courtesy Uyai by Peniel

HOST: P Harmony of D-Creed Entertainment

To Participate/Book a Stand/Sponsor: CALL 08084179864 or 08025632513 OR BBpin:2842EC81

Proudly Supported by: Vintas Magazine, Reading Bridges, TimFix graphics, Rhodiesworld.com, DCreed Entertainment, WETINHAPPEN.blogspot.com, UyoCalyAxis.com, G-signature, Unique n More Events…

Powered By: Uyai by Peniel and Fresh Dew Events

….Celebrating Entrepreneurs

Date: Saturday 6th April, 2013
Time: 9am – 8pm
Red carpet: 12noon
Runway show: 4pm
Venue: Grace’s R & R event center, IBB avenue, UYO, Akwa-Ibom State.

Follow on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/events/100569593469248

[Sunday, April 14, 2013 ]
4. WORSHIP ENCOUNTER WITH REAL ESSENCE CREW
Another awesome moment of intimacy with GOD. Is going to be a powerful time of encounter with great and anointed worshipers -RealEssence Crew, Murphy Ogbe, Dani Andi, Mbomboyo, Pastor Nyambi Akpet, Apostle Nyediong Thomas, ReeGospel, Ekanem Esu and others. For seat reservations, please call: 08136293323

Date: Sunday, April 14, 2013
Time: 5:00pm
Venue: Church on the Hill, Aka Itiam Street, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.
Follow on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/events/602126583149281/


 
[Friday, April 26, 2013]
5. NTANTA AWARDS
Ntanta Awards is organized by Soulminds Entertainment to celebrate and encourage those in Music, Dance, Movies, Comedy, Fashion and Media.

If people in other parts of the country see us (Akwa Ibom and Cross River States) as one, this should be of great advantage to us as a people, in building, promoting and showcasing our arts, artistes, culture through entertainment. Just like our contemporaries in the Yoruba, Hausa, Swahili entertainment industries have done, which paid off greatly in the just concluded Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards.

SLOGAN: SHINE AS BRIGHT AS NTANTA OFFIONG

Aims and objectives
1. To celebrate achievers in the Akwa-Cross entertainment industry
2. To foster the unity that exists between Akwa Ibom and Cross River States.
3. To serve as a wake up call to every player in the entertainment arena, of Akwa–Cross Origin to come and build the Akwa-Cross entertainment industry wish their wealth of experience and professionalism.
4. To attract investors and sponsors to Akwa-Cross entertainment industry.

Inquiries/Sponsorship: 08032829922 | 07065657770 | 08090603060
Website: http://ntantaawards.com/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/ntantaawards

Endorsed by Ministry of Culture and Tourism Akwa Ibom State

Date: Friday, April 26, 2013
Venue: Mboho Mkparawa Ibibio Hall, Udoudoma Avenue, Uyo
Time: 6pm
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