NAFEST 2019: ‘Nigeria needs great minds like Runsewe’ – Oba of Benin

His Royal Majesty, the Oba of Benin, Omo N’Oba N’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, Ewuare II, has extolled the director-general of the National Council for Arts and Culture, Otunba Segun Runsewe. The revered monarch said Nigeria needs great minds like Runsewe who are passionate about the promotion of the country’s rich and diverse cultures expressing his delight at the choice of Benin for the next edition of the National Festival for Arts and Culture slated for October. Oba Ewuare was speaking when the DG along with his management team and 30 state…

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ATQ unveils winners of Africa Travel 100 Global Personalities Awards

African Travel Quarterly, (Atqnews.com), has unveiled the first shortlist of the winners of the Africa Travel 100 Global personalities awards. The African Travel 100 Global Personalities award will take place during the 15th AKWAABA African Travel Market at Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos starting from 22nd to 24th of September 2019. The award is expected to honour personalities in the travel and tourism sector that have exemplified themselves in the industry and contributed to the growth of the sector in Africa and in the Diaspora. The event will…

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NAFEST 2019: Benin Set to thrill the world in October

The Edo State capital will be agog with festivities come October 19th to 26th as countries like Senegal, Mali, France, Ghana and many more will be on song during the National Festival of Arts and Culture (NAFEST). This was made certain during the opening of the 49th National Stakeholders meeting on NAFEST presently holding in Benin. Speaking during the opening ceremony, the Executive Governor of Edo state, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, represented by the Commissioner for Arts, Culture, Tourism and Diaspora Affairs, Osazee Osemwegie-Ero said the state has secured the commitment…

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Accra Weizo 2019: Nigeria forges close cultural, tourism relationship with Ghana

.. As Runsewe inaugurates Nigeria Ghana Friendship Club Photo Caption L-R: Haji Bilikisu Abdul president NATOP , Dr. Zublim Iddi, Deputy Minister tourism ,Ghana, Otunba Segun Runsewe DG( NCAC) ,HRM Nii Auayi Annan II Akwashoutste of Teshile,Ghana and Akwasi Agyeman C.E.O,Ghana Tourism during the lauch of the Friendship Club in Accra recently. Nigeria is forging a close cultural and tourism relationship with Ghana as the director general of the National Council for Art and Culture, Otunba Olusegun Runsewe has launched the Nigeria – Ghana Friendship Club at the recently concluded…

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NAFEST 2019: Stakeholders embark on facility tour of Benin

A high-powered delegation from the National Council for Arts and Culture led by the director-general, Otunba Segun Runsewe will embark on a week long facility tour in Benin starting from 8th to 12th, July. The aim is to ascertain the preparedness of the ancient city while building a groundswell of support from stakeholders who will partner the NCAC as it plans a successful hosting of the 2019 edition of the National Festival of Arts and Culture (NAFEST) slated for October 19th, this year. key players that are expected to participate…

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How Runsewe took Nigeria message to Ghana

By Frank Meke The director general of the National Council of Art and Culture, Otunba Segun Runsewe is a Nigerian of different mould and making. He loves Nigeria so much and as a frontline influencer in culture and tourism, he broods sometimes when challenges of development seems to make Africa’s biggest economy crawl on its knees. One of such areas is the recent tension between Nigeria and Ghana. So when he forwarded me an invitation to a West Africa travel and tourism program in Ghana where he was to conferred…

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Four Points by Sheraton Lagos introduces executive chef

Four Points by Sheraton Lagos has announced the latest addition to its associate family – executive chef Leslie Quarmyne. Leslie who hails from Ghana, is a seasoned chef with a track record of delightful meals and creative food presentation. He is a culinary expert with 22 years of practice in five star hotels and resorts in two different continents. “We are super excited to bring Chef Leslie on-board,” says Mr. Jonathan Patterson, the general manager of the Four Points by Sheraton Lagos “He possesses an incredible mixture of experience, education…

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Over 70 foreign delegates expected at 5th Accra Weizo Tourism Fair

Over 70 foreign delegates are expected at the 5th Accra Weizo 2019, the West Africa Tourism and Travel fair. A heavy delegation of Travel professionals from Nigeria, Uganda, South Africa, Benin and Togo will be coming to Join Travel and Tourism players from Ghana. The Accra Weizo which is organised in partnership with the Ghana Tourism Authority, GTA, will be taking place at the famous La Palm Royal Beach Hotel Accra Ghana from the 28th and 29th of June 2019.  The 2019 edition of travel fair will also hold the…

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Ethiopian Skylight Hotel Addis Ababa, where beauty, aesthetics re-defines hospitality

Ethiopian Skylight Hotel, Addis Ababa is a hotel where beauty and aesthetics re-defines hospitality business. The beautiful edifice is a master architectural design built to give customers something uniquely different to relax their nerves in a cozy environment . The Hotel is one of the leading hotels in Ethiopia in quality service delivery and unique product innovation, with professional expertise and reliability. The hotel offers a home away experience to customers with spectacular city view in most of the rooms. The Lobby Lounge is one of the hotel’s stylish attractions…

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Runsewe bags Culture, Tourism Man of the Year Award

The director general, National Council for Art and Culture (NCAC), Otunba Segun Runsewe, has won the prestigious Africa Travel Quarterly Magazine (ATQ) award as the Culture and Tourism Man of the Year. In a letter of notification to Runsewe by the management of the the Magazine dedicated exclusively to Africa travel narratives, it explained that the DG of NCAC who was once in the saddle as nigeria’s tourism marketer, was overwhelmingly chosen across the spectrum of its board of directors, stakeholders and Journalists across Africa as worthy of the award…

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