NICKFEST made its debut in Nigeria over the weekend courtesy of Nickelodeon, popular family entertainment TV network owned by Viacom International Media Networks Africa (VIMN Africa) in partnership with Maltina.
The two-day fun-filled festival which is by far Nigeriaâ€™s largest family-centric festival was all shades of fun as kids splashed around in thousands of litres of gloriously gooey slime at the legendary Slime Zone. The venue was transformed into a massive kiddiesâ€™ wonderland with amazing toys, fun games and activities, and plenty color, notably the Nickelodeon and Maltina traditional bright orange which helped achieved a vibrantly playful ambience.
The organizers were also able to bring in popular celebrities like Yemi Alade, Mr. P (Paul of P-Square), Simi, Chioma Akpotha, Ill Blizz, Mr. Eazi, Samantha Walsh and Ehiz who got slimed several times over to raise awareness and funds for The North East Childrenâ€™s Trust. Parents and guardians also had a wonderful time channeling their inner child as they joined the slime dunk at the Slime Zone. The music stars entertained the attendees with their family-friendly songs setting the whole venue into a fun-filled sing-along stage.
The festival also featured the popular Nickelodeon show characters, Shimmer & Shine, SpongeBob SquarePants, The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles- Leo, Donnie, Raph and Mikey & Paw Patrolâ€™s- Ryder, Chase, Marshall, Rubble and Sky-, who dazzled both kids and parents with amazing performances.
Alex Okosi, Executive Vice President and Managing Director VIMN Africa, , said:
â€œNickelodeon is a firm favourite for family entertainment globally. With this 1st installment of NickFest Nigeria, we brought lots of happiness and fun to kids and their parents in Nigeria. This is the first NickFest in Lagos and considering the success and incredible show of support from parents, children and local artists, we hope to include NickFest as a regular festival in market.â€