2018 NAFEST begins in Rivers state

Brave Dickson

As activities for the ongoing National Festival of Arts and Culture, tagged NAFEST Rivers 2018 begins in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, the Festival Media/Publicity Committee has released its schedules of events for Wednesday, October 24, 2018 and Thursday, October 25, 2018 respectively.

Chairman of the Festival Media/Publicity Committee, and Rivers State Commissioner for Information, Barrister Emma Okah in a press release said Wednesday’s events would begin with NAFEST Cultural Roundtable on Entrepreneurship at the Obi-Wali International Conference Center, Port Harcourt by 9am.

AYO Competition will take the centre stage at Rex Jim-Lawson Cultural Center, Port Harcourt at 2 p.m. while spectators would be thrilled with Traditional Wrestling Competition by 4pm at the Sharks Stadium, Port Harcourt.

Barrister Okah said, “spectators would also be entertained with Dance Drama at 6 p.m. at Dr. Obi Wali International Conference Center, Port Harcourt with the last performance of the day, Tales by Moonlight scheduled for 7 p.m. at the same venue.

“The Festival Media/Publicity Committee Chairman also announced programme schedules for Thursday, October 25, 2018 saying that the events would kick off with Children’s Essay Writing/Crafts Competition by 10 a.m. at Dr. Obi Wali International Conference Center, Port Harcourt”.

While wishing all participants a fun-filled competition, Barrister Okah also enjoined the good people of the State to avail themselves of the rare opportunity provided by the fiesta by turning out enmass in all the events.

He further urged them to oblige the August visitors the usual traditional hospitality of Rivers people.


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