Edo hosts first ever NAFEST in 40 years

After 31 editions, the ancient city of Benin finally played host to the 2019 edition of the National Festival of Arts and Culture(NAFEST) with a colourful opening ceremony. The Governor of the state, Mr. Godwin Obaseki along side members of his EXCO and director-general, National Council for Arts and Culture, Otunba Segun Runsewe symbolically opened a cultural calabash to declare the festival open at the University of Benin Sports Complex. The opening witnessed a string of captivating performances by veterans such as the legendary Guiltar Boy, Sir. Victor Uwaifo and…

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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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