Agila Social and Economic Carnival(also known as Idoma National Carnival) has officially unveiled the activities for the 2015 edition of its annual event which is at its 3rd season. The carnival is an expression of Idoma identity intended to occasion a cultural Renaissance.
The focal of the carnival is to re-invigorate the rather latent heritage of the Idoma people of Benue State, North Central Nigeria and create a platform for economic negotiations, mobilizing investments by identifying business potentials and resources of the zone. Therefore through the instrumentality of music, dance, masquerades, cultural parades and pageantry, the carnival also hopes to engender youth empowerment and economic revival.
This year’s activities with the theme: Consolidating the Idoma Cultural Assets and Values’ kicks off on the 23rd Dec in Otukpo, the traditional and economic headquarters of the Idoma people with the biggest street party north of the Niger(carnival procession) and will proceed to Ado LGA for a Novelty Football match, cultural displays/ masquerades, traditional wrestling, musical concert, fire works, etc with glitz and glamour.
The Face of Idoma Beauty Pageant which is the most celebrated and anticipated contest in Benue State holds on Christmas day where the winner is rewarded with a brand new Hyundai Xcent .
The President/CEO of Agila Carnival prince Edwin Ochai has also revealed to the press that 2face Idibia who is an ambassador of the carnival and Terry G will be leading both A-list musicians and comedians to the event to thrill fun lovers this yuletide. Globacom Nigeria, the biggest and the best telecom in Nigeria will be bring some of its ambassadors to perform at the events.
The carnival is endorsed by the Benue State Government and the paramount ruler of the Idoma nation; The Och’Idoma.
Also, some notable brands such as Globacom Nigeria, Hero lager beer, Faro drinks, Ragolis water, Hyundai, Oga landlord Foundation, etc are partnering Agila Carnival to organize a world class event.
For sponsorship/participation/ enquiries/forms for Face of Idoma, visit www.agilacarnival.com, twitter: @agilacarnival, instagram: agila_carnival, facebook: agila carnival. Phone: 08035531083, 08033288608
This year 23rd to 25th December all roads lead to Benue state, for the Agila Social Economic Carnival 2015