An event organised by the Nigerian diplomatic mission in Germany to celebrate the culture of Africa’s most populous country takes place on Saturday, 10 September in Frankfurt am Main.
The Nigerian-German Cultural Carnival 2022 will showcase the country’s diverse cultural heritage and promote Nigeria as a place to visit and do business to Germans.
The theme of the Carnival, which will henceforth take place annually, is ‘Promoting peaceful Coexistence across multi-diverse culture’ and will feature, among other activities, a street procession through the city of Frankfurt by Nigerian cultural associations.
The festival, which also features live music performances and an exhibition by Nigerian associations in Germany, will be attended by leading Nigerian traditional rulers, including the Ooni of Ife, the Oba of Benin, the Obi of Onitsha and the Emir of Kano.
Nigeria’s culture minister, Lai Mohammed, and his foreign affairs counterpart, Geoffrey Onyeama, are expected at the 1st Nigerian-German Cultural Carnival, an initiative of the Nigeria Consulate Frankfurt under the leadership of its Consul General, Ambassador Wahab A. Akande.
The street procession will start at 9am at the Frankenallee and end at the Lotte-Spetch Park.
The Carnival venue is Rebstock Park, 60486 Frankfurt/Main.
The festival is being eagerly awaited in the Nigerian community as it’s the first of its kind in Germany.
“Great success always starts with a simple idea and selfless commitment. Having an idea and the right person at the helm, everything works like a magic. The birth of NGCC is the first step in bringing Nigerians in the Diaspora closer to their roots and heritages. Awesome!,” Abela Emuebie, a Nigerian entrepreneur said.
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