Nigerian top and popular singer 2face Idibia, will lead top Nigerian artists to the National Festival of Arts and Culture, holding in the state from October 19 to 26.
This was announced by Edo State government, in a statement by Mr Crusoe Osagie, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Communication Strategy, who said everything has been put in order for the successful hosting of the festival, by the state.
He said: “We are set for the NAFEST holding in the state. If you go around Benin City, you will observe that the city is bubbling. It has taken a colourful turn as branding, including posters and billboards regarding the festival is everywhere for tourists to obtain necessary information.
“This year’s festival is going to have a Benin flavour as it coincides with the celebration of the coronation of the Oba of Benin, Omo N’Oba N’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, Oba Ewuare II. So, we have preparations for all of that covered,”
He added, “We are very certain that we will put up a good showing. Edo State is the cradle of culture and arts in the country and we will ensure that tourists get a feel of our assets. Artists in Igun Street are already pepped up for the festival, as they have promised to give discounts to those who patronise them during the festival.
“The Society of Nigerian Artists has also planned an exhibition to showcase the artwork of its members. So, we have a full bouquet of activities lined up.”