Following the success of the Lagos Street Carnival in December 2016, which has been described as one of the most colourful event held in Lagos, the organizers have promised that this year’s edition will be spectacular as it would showcase the state’s potential for tourism, arts and entertainment at a global level.
The annual carnival is being organized by the Lagos State Government and supported by Heat.
The Carnival, a one day event, would be held on the 3rd of December, 2017, at Oba Akran Road, Ikeja, with an impressive lineup of engaging activities scheduled to run from 12.00 noon to 12.00 midnight.
The carnival aims to meet with the standards of notable and established international carnivals around the world with the participation of over seven hundred cultural troupes in colorful costumes, designs and animations in a controlled procession including floats along the stretch of Oba Akran Road, Ikeja.
There would be a concert which would feature prominent artistes such as Olamide, Lil Kesh, Humble Smith, Salawa Abeni, Osupa, Malaika, Terry G and several Dj’s to add musical spice to the carnival.
The carnival also offers entrepreneurs and corporate brands the opportunity to exhibit and market their products and services. Activities and side attractions during the event include; Outdoor Games, Kiddies Corner, Bouncing Castle, Rodeo Bull, Carrousels and much more.
There is assurance of adequate security measures by the Lagos State Government as various security agents would be deployed at strategic areas around the venue to ensure proper security and free flow of traffic during the carnival. Designated parking lots would also be provided for motorists who may wish to bring their family to the carnival ground whilst shuttle buses would be provided to convey guests around.
The essence of the Lagos Street Carnival is to create an avenue for people to have fun, unwind and network as it is done in other parts of the world.