Lagos Street Carnival Returns, Will Feature 700 Cultural Troupes


Vanessa Obioha

For the second time, Lagos will have its street carnival, an annual event that was introduced last year December to showcase the state’s potential for tourism, arts and entertainment on a global level.

This year’s edition supported by Heat will be spectacular as showcases an impressive line-up of engaging activities scheduled to run from 12.00 noon to 12.00 midnight December 3,at Oba Akran Road, Ikeja.

The carnival aims to meet up with the standard of notable and established international carnivals around the world with the participation of over seven hundred cultural troupes in colourful costumes, design and animation in a controlled procession including floats along the stretch of Oba Akran Road, Ikeja.

There will be a concert which would feature prominent artistes such as Olamide, Lil Kesh, Humblesmith, Salawa Abeni, Saheed Osupa, Malaika, Terry G and several DJs to add musical spice to the carnival.

The carnival also offers entrepreneurs and corporate brands the opportunity to exhibit and market their products and services. Activities and side attractions during the event include; outdoor games, kiddies corner, bouncing castle, rodeo bull, carousels and much more.

There is an assurance of adequate security measures by the Lagos State Government as various security agents would be deployed to strategic areas around the venue to ensure safety and free flow of traffic during the carnival. Designated parking lots will also be provided for motorists who may wish to bring their family to the carnival ground whilst shuttle buses will be provided to convey guests.

The essence of the Lagos Street Carnival is to create an avenue for people to have fun, unwind and network as it is done in other parts of the world.