Plateau plans big for 2020 NAFEST

Photo Caption: Right-Left: Otunba Segun Runsewe (OON) and Mrs. Tamwakat Weli displaying a signed copy of the acceptance letter by the Plateau state Governor indicating his willingness to host NAFEST 2020 in the state. Plateau State has started early preparations towards a successful hosting of the 2020 edition of the National Festival of Arts and Culture (NAFEST). The North-central state has been designated the next host of NAFEST by the National Council for Arts and Culture which is the government agency in charge of promoting culture and the living arts…

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High-profile NAFEST ends in Benin, as Rivers emerges best state

Photo Caption: Director-General, NCAC, Otunba Segun Runsewe flanked by Comrade Philip Shuaibu (left), Deputy Governor of Edo State, Hon Commissioner of Culture ,Tourism and Diaspora Affairs, Mr. Osemegie Ero, presenting the festival gong to the Rivers State delegation who emerged best overall at the just concluded 2019 edition of NAFEST held in Benin. As Benin City, Edo State capital hands the Barton to Plateau State, the next host of the 2020 edition of the National Festival of Arts and Culture, Nigerians are generally agreed that Benin delivered on its pedigree…

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2019 NAFEST elevated to royal status in Benin

Photo Caption: DG, NCAC Otunba Segun Runsewe, presenting a gift to Oba Ewuare 11, Oba of Benin for hosting delegates to the 32nd ongoing NAFEST in Edo state The 2019 edition of the National Festival of Arts and Culture (NAFEST) holding in Benin will truly be remembered as a royal NAFEST of sorts given the royal complexion to almost every aspect of the festival. From a royal demonstration of Nigerian cuisines by several states to a display of indigenous fabrics in royal apparel to a night of glorious royal grandeur…

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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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Mohammed, Runsewe, Air Peace boss, Olowo, Coker, Momoh to grace ANJET’s tourism seminar

Association of Nigerian Journalists and Writers of Tourism (ANJET) has unveiled the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, as Special Guest of Honour, ahead of its October 8 Tourism Seminar, billed for the Eko Hotels and Suites, Lagos. The event will also witness the inauguration of the association’s new executive council and patrons. A statement released by the tourism writers’ body, said the theme of the seminar is; ‘Tourism and Jobs: Better future for all,’ in line with the annual yearly World Tourism Day (WTD) celebrations by the…

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Nigerian youths declare Bobrisky persona non grata

Nigerian youths have finally risen in unison to collectively disown one Idris Okuneye popularly known as Bobrisky and people of his ilk who according to them represent a high level of moral decadence. Thousands of Nigerian youths under the auspices of the National Youths Council of Nigeria staged a mass protest in Abuja on Wednesday, adding their voices to such groups as the Women Society, Christian Association of Nigeria and others who have officially taken a stand against Bobrisky and his activities. The protest match featured youths from all works…

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NCAC DG, Runsewe commends Air Peace boss for rescuing stranded Nigerians in South Africa

Director general National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC), Otunba Segun Runsewe has lent his support to the unending plaudits to Barrister Allen Onyeama, chairman, Air Peace for the prompt evacuation of Nigerians caught up in xenophobic attacks in South Africa. He appreciated and commended the Air Peace boss for being culturally sensitive to the cries of Nigerians who wished to return back to Nigeria, many who lost their means of livelihood to massive looting while others were intimidated to leave South Africa. ” Barrister Oyeama deserve our support and…

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Better opportunities as NCAC renews commitment to reposition indigenous fabrics

Photo Caption: Right-Left; Director- General, NCAC, Otunba Segun Runsewe OON, receiving a frame designed in Nigerian fabrics from the founder of Bridge Concepts, Bimbo Daramola during the courtesy call. Manufacturers of local fabrics and those in the fashion business will soon start smiling to the banks following renewed commitment by the National Council for Arts and Culture to reposition the sector. The NCAC which has already taken the lead in the promotion of indigenous fabrics is set to expand the scope by adopting new strategies to empower local fabric producers…

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NGO supports FG move to stop indecent exposure of women

A pan African non governmental  Organization (NGO) on female gender protection and advancement has commended the director general of National Council for Arts and Culture( NCAC), Otunba Segun Runsewe for standing up in defence of Nigerian Culture and the Respect to the dignity of the women and girl child. The Kenya based Women Arise  in Africa (WAA) organisation in a press statement, noted the seeming growth of slavish entertainment offering heavily tinted to corrupt the souls of young female persons and also paint women as slaves to mundane and unacceptable…

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NCAC hosts 36 Diplomats, sets another milestone in cultural diplomacy

Photo Caption: The DG of NCAC, Otunba Segun Runsewe presenting some cultural gift items to His Excellency the Ambassador of Trinidad and Tobago to Nigeria, Wendell De Landro The stage has been set again for yet another cultural watershed with the National Council for Arts and Culture playing host to no less than 36 Ambassadors, High Commissioners and Representatives of countries drawn from around the world to a pre-International Arts and Crafts Expo dinner in Abuja. The assemblage of countries like South Africa, Iran, Cameroun, Spain, China, Sudan, Venezuela, USA…

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