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  •  The National Troupe of Nigeria NTN on Thursday staged a play titled Echoes of the Drums emphasising on the need for Nigerians to imbibe harmonious lifestyle Alhaji Ahmed Mohammed Artistic Director NTN said that the relevance of the play was in the subtle allegorical messages of love brotherliness unity co habitation and hope Mohammed noted that these messages were creatively twined and knitted through drums and music rhythms According to him such messages are needed at this stage of the nation s political and social life as a multi cultural and multi ethnic society He however urged Nigerians to be committed to making the nation work on all fronts He said this could only be possible when individuals take conscious efforts to be united in purpose and indivisible in spirit The performance is a major production of NTN in the 2022 production season and it is our contribution to celebrate Nigeria at 62 NTN is strongly committed to encouraging creativity discovery and development of talents in the performing arts through artistic productions geared toward national aspirations The play was written by Ola Awakan he said Mohammed expressed readiness to partner with government agencies non governmental agencies corporate organisations and diplomatic corps to drive the unity mandate Earlier Alhaji Lai Mohammed Minister of Information Culture and Tourism said that the concept of using storytelling drumming and other traditional mediums to promote peace and unity was very important in the nation s quest for social integration and development Mohammed was represented by Mrs Oluwabunmi Amao Director General Centre for Black and African Arts and Civilisation CBAAC According to him drumming and storytelling are two very important components of the African culture which has been engaged overtime for entertainment and as vital means of communication I am particularly pleased with the fact that we are witnessing the synergy and the use of two traditional mediums of communication which is drumming and storytelling to convey the message of peace brotherliness and togetherness to the Nigerian people This is important as we look forward to celebrating the 62nd independence celebration of our dear nation I find this quite critical at this time of our national life we must deploy these mediums inherent in our culture as veritable tools to foster social interaction peace unity and progress among the people of Nigeria he said Also Alhaji Adedayo Thomas Executive Director National Film and Video Censors Board NFVCB commended NTN for a laudable presentation urging Nigerians to embrace peace and harmonious lifestyle Thomas advised NTN to take stage plays to secondary schools to catch the children young culturally and ensure all ethnic groups and tribes become united again This is a good one NTN has my total support on this because this is an avenue through which more understanding can be effected among Nigerians and unity can be achieved he said Mr Mike Anyanwu Director of the play said he was attracted to the play because it gave significance to African drums their invocative and therapeutic nature Anyanwu said he embraced the play because it centered around the need for unity According to him his major challenge directing the play was getting composite artistes who can act dance and drum He said another challenge was having to integrate all element of theatre production like music drumming acting and all Tairu Ajibode who acted as Sango in the play said his major challenge during the production of the play was sustaining his dance and delivering his lines simultaneously Ajibode said he had to go through several sessions of breathing exercise and dance rehearsals to be able to act well He urged Nigerians to uphold the morals projected in the play which had to do with imbibing and sustaining unity as this would help individuals across the nation achieve their common goals The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Echoes of the Drums is set within the birth of the first set of triplets Awogbola Onlude and Ayanlade in Ilu Ayan as their mother did not live long after their birth Abayan their father and head of the clan of drummers brings them up in the best way he can in the way of the drums They were able to overcome every challenge until suspicion and disagreement among them leads to separation but they were barely able to overcome their various encounters as separate individuals Fate brings them together in the final onslaught by the forest beings and spirits This was likened to Nigeria with three different ethnic groups and several tribes clamouring for separation NewsSourceCredit NAN
    62nd Independence: National Troupe stages “Echoes of the Drums”, emphasises harmony
     The National Troupe of Nigeria NTN on Thursday staged a play titled Echoes of the Drums emphasising on the need for Nigerians to imbibe harmonious lifestyle Alhaji Ahmed Mohammed Artistic Director NTN said that the relevance of the play was in the subtle allegorical messages of love brotherliness unity co habitation and hope Mohammed noted that these messages were creatively twined and knitted through drums and music rhythms According to him such messages are needed at this stage of the nation s political and social life as a multi cultural and multi ethnic society He however urged Nigerians to be committed to making the nation work on all fronts He said this could only be possible when individuals take conscious efforts to be united in purpose and indivisible in spirit The performance is a major production of NTN in the 2022 production season and it is our contribution to celebrate Nigeria at 62 NTN is strongly committed to encouraging creativity discovery and development of talents in the performing arts through artistic productions geared toward national aspirations The play was written by Ola Awakan he said Mohammed expressed readiness to partner with government agencies non governmental agencies corporate organisations and diplomatic corps to drive the unity mandate Earlier Alhaji Lai Mohammed Minister of Information Culture and Tourism said that the concept of using storytelling drumming and other traditional mediums to promote peace and unity was very important in the nation s quest for social integration and development Mohammed was represented by Mrs Oluwabunmi Amao Director General Centre for Black and African Arts and Civilisation CBAAC According to him drumming and storytelling are two very important components of the African culture which has been engaged overtime for entertainment and as vital means of communication I am particularly pleased with the fact that we are witnessing the synergy and the use of two traditional mediums of communication which is drumming and storytelling to convey the message of peace brotherliness and togetherness to the Nigerian people This is important as we look forward to celebrating the 62nd independence celebration of our dear nation I find this quite critical at this time of our national life we must deploy these mediums inherent in our culture as veritable tools to foster social interaction peace unity and progress among the people of Nigeria he said Also Alhaji Adedayo Thomas Executive Director National Film and Video Censors Board NFVCB commended NTN for a laudable presentation urging Nigerians to embrace peace and harmonious lifestyle Thomas advised NTN to take stage plays to secondary schools to catch the children young culturally and ensure all ethnic groups and tribes become united again This is a good one NTN has my total support on this because this is an avenue through which more understanding can be effected among Nigerians and unity can be achieved he said Mr Mike Anyanwu Director of the play said he was attracted to the play because it gave significance to African drums their invocative and therapeutic nature Anyanwu said he embraced the play because it centered around the need for unity According to him his major challenge directing the play was getting composite artistes who can act dance and drum He said another challenge was having to integrate all element of theatre production like music drumming acting and all Tairu Ajibode who acted as Sango in the play said his major challenge during the production of the play was sustaining his dance and delivering his lines simultaneously Ajibode said he had to go through several sessions of breathing exercise and dance rehearsals to be able to act well He urged Nigerians to uphold the morals projected in the play which had to do with imbibing and sustaining unity as this would help individuals across the nation achieve their common goals The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Echoes of the Drums is set within the birth of the first set of triplets Awogbola Onlude and Ayanlade in Ilu Ayan as their mother did not live long after their birth Abayan their father and head of the clan of drummers brings them up in the best way he can in the way of the drums They were able to overcome every challenge until suspicion and disagreement among them leads to separation but they were barely able to overcome their various encounters as separate individuals Fate brings them together in the final onslaught by the forest beings and spirits This was likened to Nigeria with three different ethnic groups and several tribes clamouring for separation NewsSourceCredit NAN
    62nd Independence: National Troupe stages “Echoes of the Drums”, emphasises harmony
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    62nd Independence: National Troupe stages “Echoes of the Drums”, emphasises harmony

    The National Troupe of Nigeria (NTN) on Thursday staged a play, titled, “Echoes of the Drums”, emphasising on the need for Nigerians to imbibe harmonious lifestyle.

    Alhaji Ahmed Mohammed, Artistic Director, NTN, said that the relevance of the play was in the subtle allegorical messages of love, brotherliness, unity, co-habitation and hope.

    Mohammed noted that these messages were creatively twined and knitted through drums and music rhythms.

    According to him, such messages are needed at this stage of the nation’s political and social life as a multi-cultural and multi-ethnic society.

    He, however, urged Nigerians to be committed to making the nation work on all fronts.

    He said this could only be possible when individuals take conscious efforts to be united in purpose and indivisible in spirit.

    “The performance is a major production of NTN in the 2022 production season and it is our contribution to celebrate Nigeria at 62. “NTN is strongly committed to encouraging creativity, discovery and development of talents in the performing arts through artistic productions geared toward national aspirations.

    “The play was written by Ola Awakan,” he said.

    Mohammed expressed readiness to partner with government agencies, non-governmental agencies, corporate organisations and diplomatic corps to drive the unity mandate.

    Earlier, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, said that the concept of using storytelling, drumming and other traditional mediums to promote peace and unity was very important in the nation’s quest for social integration and development.

    Mohammed was represented by Mrs Oluwabunmi Amao, Director-General, Centre for Black and African Arts and Civilisation (CBAAC).

    According to him, drumming and storytelling are two very important components of the African culture which has been engaged overtime for entertainment and as vital means of communication.

    “I am particularly pleased with the fact that we are witnessing the synergy and the use of two traditional mediums of communication, which is drumming and storytelling to convey the message of peace, brotherliness and togetherness to the Nigerian people.

    “This is important as we look forward to celebrating the 62nd independence celebration of our dear nation.

    “I find this quite critical at this time of our national life, we must deploy these mediums inherent in our culture as veritable tools to foster social interaction, peace, unity and progress among the people of Nigeria,” he said.

    Also, Alhaji Adedayo Thomas, Executive Director, National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB), commended NTN for a laudable presentation, urging Nigerians to embrace peace and harmonious lifestyle.

    Thomas advised NTN to take stage plays to secondary schools to catch the children young culturally and ensure all ethnic groups and tribes become united again.

    “This is a good one, NTN has my total support on this because this is an avenue through which more understanding can be effected among Nigerians and unity can be achieved,” he said.

    Mr Mike Anyanwu, Director of the play, said he was attracted to the play because it gave significance to African drums, their invocative and therapeutic nature.

    Anyanwu said he embraced the play because it centered around the need for unity.

    According to him, his major challenge directing the play was getting composite artistes who can act, dance and drum.

    He said another challenge was having to integrate all element of theatre production like music, drumming, acting and all.

    Tairu Ajibode, who acted as Sango in the play, said his major challenge during the production of the play was sustaining his dance and delivering his lines simultaneously.

    Ajibode said he had to go through several sessions of breathing exercise and dance rehearsals to be able to act well.

    He urged Nigerians to uphold the morals  projected in the play which had to do with imbibing and sustaining unity as this would help individuals across the nation achieve their common goals.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that “Echoes of the Drums” is set within the birth of the first set of triplets- Awogbola, Onlude and Ayanlade in Ilu Ayan, as their mother did not live long after their birth.

    Abayan, their father and head of the clan of drummers brings them up in the best way he can, in the way of the drums.

    They were able to overcome every challenge until suspicion and disagreement among them leads to separation but they were barely able to overcome their various encounters as separate individuals.

    Fate brings them together in the final onslaught by the forest beings and spirits.

    This was likened to Nigeria with three different ethnic groups and several tribes clamouring for separation.

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    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  The News Agency of Nigeria says it will partner with the Centre for Black and African Arts and Civilization CBAAC through advocacy ahead of the 45th Anniversary of the international festival FESTAC 77 The Managing Director of NAN Mr Buki Ponle stated this when the Director General of CBAAC Mrs Oluwabunmi Amao paid him a courtesy visit in his office in Abuja Ponle said the Agency would support the commemoration of the Festival of Black Arts and Culture of 1977 at 45 FESTAC 77 45 in ensuring awareness creation to the world and black race NAN reports that FESTAC 77 45 organised by CBAAC will hold in Abuja from Dec 5 to 11 to showcase to the world African music fine arts literature drama dance and religion Ponle said I will give assurance that we shall fully involve in the FESTAC 77 45 Whatever we can do in the areas of advocacy and sensitisation we can do it for you It is not only for you but for our country and the black race in general Once again thank you very much for making us part of the memorable history We cherish that our honour will hold in high esteem to the grand success of that occasion He recalled that CBAAC had been made the custodian of artifacts for FESTAC in 1977 adding that these artefacts were showcased on that memorable occasion Ponle described culture as the hallmark of any development in any country saying that culture promotes our common identity It binds us together and tells a lot of history about us According to him CBAAC should promote this cultural indicator and continue to preserve the nation s heritage Earlier Amao said that the visit was to seek NAN support on its upcoming FESTAC 77 45 anniversary slated to hold in Abuja Why we are here today We need your support We know you are our sister agency We need the support of NAN seriously for exhibition because we are to create space to showcase yourself We need you to help us with jingles and anything you think of coming in to collaborate with us So that is why we are here Amao said She said that the purpose of the international festival was to promote culture and revive FESTAC 77 to contribute to the growth of the nation s economy This festival is not something that should be laid there and we should just be watching it We need to encourage cultural activities So we are starting with the 45th Anniversary until we get to 50 years to do a really big one like that of 1977 But due to COVID 19 we cannot do as big as the one we did in 1977 What we have done is that we have written letters to all the embassies because they have a community in Nigeria Fortunately we have been getting good response they have been telling us what they are going to do and where they are going to participate because we have exhibition and food fair We are going to do parade fashion show and masquerade So we decided to use the Eagle Square and the International Conference Centre both in Abuja the CBAAC boss said NAN reports that FESTAC 77 also known as the Second World Black and African Festival of Arts and Culture was a major international festival held in Lagos from Jan 15 to Feb 12 1977 NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NAN to partner CBAAC on advocacy for FESTAC ’[email protected] anniversary 
     The News Agency of Nigeria says it will partner with the Centre for Black and African Arts and Civilization CBAAC through advocacy ahead of the 45th Anniversary of the international festival FESTAC 77 The Managing Director of NAN Mr Buki Ponle stated this when the Director General of CBAAC Mrs Oluwabunmi Amao paid him a courtesy visit in his office in Abuja Ponle said the Agency would support the commemoration of the Festival of Black Arts and Culture of 1977 at 45 FESTAC 77 45 in ensuring awareness creation to the world and black race NAN reports that FESTAC 77 45 organised by CBAAC will hold in Abuja from Dec 5 to 11 to showcase to the world African music fine arts literature drama dance and religion Ponle said I will give assurance that we shall fully involve in the FESTAC 77 45 Whatever we can do in the areas of advocacy and sensitisation we can do it for you It is not only for you but for our country and the black race in general Once again thank you very much for making us part of the memorable history We cherish that our honour will hold in high esteem to the grand success of that occasion He recalled that CBAAC had been made the custodian of artifacts for FESTAC in 1977 adding that these artefacts were showcased on that memorable occasion Ponle described culture as the hallmark of any development in any country saying that culture promotes our common identity It binds us together and tells a lot of history about us According to him CBAAC should promote this cultural indicator and continue to preserve the nation s heritage Earlier Amao said that the visit was to seek NAN support on its upcoming FESTAC 77 45 anniversary slated to hold in Abuja Why we are here today We need your support We know you are our sister agency We need the support of NAN seriously for exhibition because we are to create space to showcase yourself We need you to help us with jingles and anything you think of coming in to collaborate with us So that is why we are here Amao said She said that the purpose of the international festival was to promote culture and revive FESTAC 77 to contribute to the growth of the nation s economy This festival is not something that should be laid there and we should just be watching it We need to encourage cultural activities So we are starting with the 45th Anniversary until we get to 50 years to do a really big one like that of 1977 But due to COVID 19 we cannot do as big as the one we did in 1977 What we have done is that we have written letters to all the embassies because they have a community in Nigeria Fortunately we have been getting good response they have been telling us what they are going to do and where they are going to participate because we have exhibition and food fair We are going to do parade fashion show and masquerade So we decided to use the Eagle Square and the International Conference Centre both in Abuja the CBAAC boss said NAN reports that FESTAC 77 also known as the Second World Black and African Festival of Arts and Culture was a major international festival held in Lagos from Jan 15 to Feb 12 1977 NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NAN to partner CBAAC on advocacy for FESTAC ’[email protected] anniversary 
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    NAN to partner CBAAC on advocacy for FESTAC ’[email protected] anniversary 

    The News Agency of Nigeria says it will partner with the Centre for Black and African Arts and Civilization (CBAAC) through advocacy, ahead of the 45th Anniversary of the international festival, FESTAC ’77. The Managing Director of NAN, Mr Buki Ponle, stated this when the Director-General of CBAAC, Mrs Oluwabunmi Amao, paid him a courtesy visit in his office in Abuja.

    Ponle said the Agency would support the commemoration of the Festival of Black, Arts and Culture of 1977 at 45 (FESTAC ’77 @ 45) in ensuring awareness creation to the world and black race.

    NAN reports that FESTAC ’77 @ 45, organised by CBAAC, will hold in Abuja from Dec. 5 to 11, to showcase to the world African music, fine arts, literature, drama, dance and religion.

    Ponle said, “I will give assurance that we shall fully involve in the FESTAC 77 @ 45. Whatever we can do in the areas of advocacy and sensitisation, we can do it for you.

    “It is not only for you but for our country and the black race in general.

    “Once again, thank you very much for making us part of the memorable history.

    We cherish that our honour will hold in high esteem to the grand success of that occasion.

    ’’ He recalled that CBAAC had been made the custodian of artifacts for FESTAC in 1977, adding that these artefacts were showcased on that memorable occasion.

    Ponle described culture as the hallmark of any development in any country, saying that “culture promotes our common identity; It binds us together and tells a lot of history about us”.

    According to him, CBAAC should promote this cultural indicator and continue to preserve the nation’s heritage.

    Earlier, Amao, said that the visit was to seek NAN’ support on its upcoming FESTAC ’77 @ 45 anniversary slated to hold in Abuja.

    “Why we are here today?

    We need your support; We know you are our sister agency; We need the support of NAN seriously for exhibition because we are to create space to showcase yourself.

    “We need you to help us with jingles and anything you think of coming in to collaborate with us.

    So, that is why we are here,’’ Amao said.

    She said that the purpose of the international festival was to promote culture and revive FESTAC ’77 to contribute to the growth of the nation’s economy.

    “This festival is not something that should be laid there and we should  just be watching it.

    We need to encourage cultural activities.

    “So, we are starting with the 45th Anniversary until we get to 50 years to do a really big one like that of 1977. “But due to COVID-19, we cannot do as big as the one we did in 1977. What we have done is that we have written letters to all the embassies because they have a community in Nigeria.

    “Fortunately, we have been getting good response; they have been telling us what they are going to do and where they are going to participate because we have exhibition and food fair.

    “We are going to do parade, fashion show and masquerade.

    So, we decided to use the  Eagle Square and the International Conference Centre, both in Abuja,’’ the CBAAC boss said.

    NAN reports that FESTAC ’77, also known as the Second World Black and African Festival of Arts and Culture, was a major international festival held in Lagos, from Jan. 15 to Feb. 12, 1977.
    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  The Centre for Black and African Arts and Civilization CBAAC says it will hold the commemoration of the Festival of Black Arts and Culture of 1977 at 45 FESTAC 77 45 by using culture to revamp the nation s economy The Director General of CBAAC Mrs Oluwabunmi Amao said this on Sunday in while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja NAN reports that FESTAC 77 45 organised by CBAAC will hold in Abuja from Dec 5 to 11 to showcase to the world African music fine arts literature drama dance and religion Amao added that FESTAC 77 45 also aimed at reviving culture to contribute its quota in diversifying the nation s economy from oil earnings Our children and youths need to know what culture is actually all about To me tourism and culture can revive our economy We should not only just sit down and say oil and petroleum Now how much are they selling petrol There is need to revive our culture farming and agriculture Let us start thinking of what will revamp our economy I know culture is one of what we are talking about CBAAC chief said She said that after the FESTAC of 1977 the centre deemed fit to start putting what it did in 1977 should be doing every year Let all the other countries come together to showcase their culture in terms of foods fashion and a lot of things that have to do with culture The event will attract all the African blacks all over the world I mean blacks in America Brazil Cuba Ethiopia and others But what we are doing this time around because of COVID 19 we are using their community here in Nigeria All of them they have embassies Ambassadors have already agreed to be part of this occasion We are going to use their community to showcase something similar to FESTAC 77 Instead of bringing them from their main countries there is no money to do that now but we can achieve the same thing by using their communities here in Nigeria she said According to her the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs is involving in what we are doing That encourages all the embassies to participate and to be part of what we are doing We are going to have exhibition stands for all people who want to showcase their arts work and handcrafts especially people that are doing Aso Adire and Kete from Ghana they are coming to showcase NAN recalls that FESTAC 77 also known as the Second World Black and African Festival of Arts and Culture was a major international festival held in Lagos from Jan 15 to Feb 12 1977 NewsSourceCredit NAN
    FESTAC ’77 anniversary will revamp Nigeria’s economy – Amao
     The Centre for Black and African Arts and Civilization CBAAC says it will hold the commemoration of the Festival of Black Arts and Culture of 1977 at 45 FESTAC 77 45 by using culture to revamp the nation s economy The Director General of CBAAC Mrs Oluwabunmi Amao said this on Sunday in while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja NAN reports that FESTAC 77 45 organised by CBAAC will hold in Abuja from Dec 5 to 11 to showcase to the world African music fine arts literature drama dance and religion Amao added that FESTAC 77 45 also aimed at reviving culture to contribute its quota in diversifying the nation s economy from oil earnings Our children and youths need to know what culture is actually all about To me tourism and culture can revive our economy We should not only just sit down and say oil and petroleum Now how much are they selling petrol There is need to revive our culture farming and agriculture Let us start thinking of what will revamp our economy I know culture is one of what we are talking about CBAAC chief said She said that after the FESTAC of 1977 the centre deemed fit to start putting what it did in 1977 should be doing every year Let all the other countries come together to showcase their culture in terms of foods fashion and a lot of things that have to do with culture The event will attract all the African blacks all over the world I mean blacks in America Brazil Cuba Ethiopia and others But what we are doing this time around because of COVID 19 we are using their community here in Nigeria All of them they have embassies Ambassadors have already agreed to be part of this occasion We are going to use their community to showcase something similar to FESTAC 77 Instead of bringing them from their main countries there is no money to do that now but we can achieve the same thing by using their communities here in Nigeria she said According to her the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs is involving in what we are doing That encourages all the embassies to participate and to be part of what we are doing We are going to have exhibition stands for all people who want to showcase their arts work and handcrafts especially people that are doing Aso Adire and Kete from Ghana they are coming to showcase NAN recalls that FESTAC 77 also known as the Second World Black and African Festival of Arts and Culture was a major international festival held in Lagos from Jan 15 to Feb 12 1977 NewsSourceCredit NAN
    FESTAC ’77 anniversary will revamp Nigeria’s economy – Amao
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    FESTAC ’77 anniversary will revamp Nigeria’s economy – Amao

    The Centre for Black and African Arts and Civilization (CBAAC) says it will hold the commemoration of the Festival of Black Arts and Culture of 1977 at 45 (FESTAC ’77 @ 45) by using culture to revamp the nation’s economy.

    The Director-General of CBAAC, Mrs Oluwabunmi Amao, said this on Sunday in while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja.

    NAN reports that FESTAC ’77 @ 45, organised by CBAAC, will hold in Abuja from Dec. 5 to 11, to showcase to the world African music, fine arts, literature, drama, dance and religion.

    Amao added that FESTAC ’77 @ 45 also aimed at reviving culture to contribute its quota in diversifying the nation’s economy from oil earnings.

    “Our children and youths need to know what culture is actually all about.

    To me, tourism and culture can revive our economy.

    “We should not only just sit down and say oil and petroleum.

    Now, how much are they selling petrol?

    There is need to revive our culture, farming and agriculture.

    “Let us start thinking of what will revamp our economy.

    I know culture is one of what we are talking about,” CBAAC chief said.

    She said that after the FESTAC of 1977, the centre deemed fit to start putting what it did in 1977 should be doing every year.

    “Let all the other countries come together to showcase their culture in terms of foods, fashion and a lot of things that have to do with culture.

    “The event will attract all the African blacks all over the world.

    I mean blacks in America, Brazil, Cuba, Ethiopia and others.

    “But what we are doing this time around because of COVID-19, we are using their community here in Nigeria.

    All of them, they have embassies.

    “Ambassadors have already agreed to be part of this occasion.

    We are going to use their community to showcase something similar to FESTAC ’77. “Instead of bringing them from their main countries, there is no money to do that now but we can achieve the same thing by using their communities here in Nigeria,” she said.

    According to her, the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs is involving in what we are doing.

    That encourages all the embassies to participate and to be part of what we are doing.

    “We are going to have exhibition stands for all people who want to showcase their arts work and handcrafts, especially people that are doing Aso, Adire and Kete from Ghana, they are coming to showcase.

    ” NAN recalls that FESTAC ’77, also known as the Second World Black and African Festival of Arts and Culture, was a major international festival held in Lagos, from Jan. 15 to Feb. 12, 1977. 
    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  The Centre for Black and African Arts and Civilisation CBAAC says it has established a Hall of Fame in Abuja to showcase the achievements of Festival of Black Arts and Culture of 1977 FESTAC 77 The Director General of CBAAC Mrs Oluwabunmi Amao said this on Sunday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja NAN reports that FESTAC 77 also known as the Second World Black and African Festival of Arts and Culture was a major international festival held in Lagos from Jan 15 to Feb 12 1977 Amao said all heads of nations including artistes and non artistes from 59 countries who participated in the international festival were showcased in the Hall of Fame We have opened a Hall of Fame in Abuja to showcase what happened in FESTAC 77 In that memorable occasion all the leaders of the 59 countries participated The artistes that performed from Nigeria and non artistes from other countries you will see everything there Schools universities children have started coming to visit the place said the CBAAC DG According to her the Centre has started doing something similar in Lagos State which will represent South West The one in Abuja will represent Northern zone Fortunately we have a branch office in Calabar So we have started that too I will encourage everybody to come and see first the one we did in Abuja she said The director general who described the Hall of Fame as a tourist centre said each visitor would pay N500 to have access to the Hall of Fame We just opened it in August last year It is in the Federal Secretariat Head of Service third floor Room 303 We also have a library there because we do publications We have everything to showcase there she said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    CBAAC establishes Hall of Fame in Abuja
     The Centre for Black and African Arts and Civilisation CBAAC says it has established a Hall of Fame in Abuja to showcase the achievements of Festival of Black Arts and Culture of 1977 FESTAC 77 The Director General of CBAAC Mrs Oluwabunmi Amao said this on Sunday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja NAN reports that FESTAC 77 also known as the Second World Black and African Festival of Arts and Culture was a major international festival held in Lagos from Jan 15 to Feb 12 1977 Amao said all heads of nations including artistes and non artistes from 59 countries who participated in the international festival were showcased in the Hall of Fame We have opened a Hall of Fame in Abuja to showcase what happened in FESTAC 77 In that memorable occasion all the leaders of the 59 countries participated The artistes that performed from Nigeria and non artistes from other countries you will see everything there Schools universities children have started coming to visit the place said the CBAAC DG According to her the Centre has started doing something similar in Lagos State which will represent South West The one in Abuja will represent Northern zone Fortunately we have a branch office in Calabar So we have started that too I will encourage everybody to come and see first the one we did in Abuja she said The director general who described the Hall of Fame as a tourist centre said each visitor would pay N500 to have access to the Hall of Fame We just opened it in August last year It is in the Federal Secretariat Head of Service third floor Room 303 We also have a library there because we do publications We have everything to showcase there she said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    CBAAC establishes Hall of Fame in Abuja
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    CBAAC establishes Hall of Fame in Abuja

    The Centre for Black and African Arts and Civilisation (CBAAC) says it has established a Hall of Fame in Abuja to showcase the achievements of Festival of Black Arts and Culture of 1977 (FESTAC ’77).

    The Director-General of CBAAC, Mrs Oluwabunmi Amao, said this on Sunday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja.

    NAN reports that FESTAC ’77, also known as the Second World Black and African Festival of Arts and Culture, was a major international festival held in Lagos, from Jan. 15 to Feb. 12, 1977. Amao said all heads of nations, including artistes and non artistes, from 59 countries who participated in the international festival were showcased in the Hall of Fame. “We have opened a Hall of Fame in Abuja, to showcase what happened in FESTAC ’77. “In that memorable occasion, all the leaders of the 59 countries participated.

    The artistes that performed from Nigeria and non artistes from other countries, you will see everything there.

    “Schools, universities, children have started coming to visit the place,” said the CBAAC DG.

    According to her, the Centre has started doing something similar in Lagos State, which will represent South-West. “The one in Abuja will represent Northern zone.

    Fortunately, we have a branch office in Calabar.

    So, we have started that too.

    “I will encourage everybody to come and see first the one we did in Abuja,” she said.

    The director-general, who described the Hall of Fame as a tourist centre, said each visitor would pay N500 to have access to the Hall of Fame. “We just opened it in August last year.

    It is in the Federal Secretariat, Head of Service, third floor, Room 303. “We also have a library there because we do publications.

    We have everything to showcase there,” she said.


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  •  The Bulgarian Government has pledged maximum support to the Centre for Black and African Arts and Civilisation CBAAC for commemoration of the 45th anniversary of the Festival of Arts and Culture FESTAC 77 This is disclosed in a statement on Wednesday by Mrs Oluwabunmi Amao Director General CBAAC Amao said the Bulgarian Ambassador to Nigeria Amb Yanko Yordanov made the promise when CBAAC made a courtesy call to the country s embassy in Abuja She noted that the event slated from December 5 to 11 was tagged Celebrating Black and African Arts and Civilization reliving the memories of FESTAC 77 45 Beyond the shores of Africa plans geared toward the commemoration of the 45th anniversary of FESTAC 77 is speedily gaining the desired momentum The Bulgarian government through its commission in Nigeria has pledged maximum support to CBAAC for the successful execution of her forthcoming event she said Amao recalled that FESTAC 77 was the largest Pan African event that featured expression of arts and culture in various forms She expressed hope of full participation of the Bulgarian government toward the forthcoming event in other to showcase the rich cultural heritage of Bulgaria She said this was also to promote cultural dialogue between Nigeria and Bulgaria Till date no other event from Africa has surpassed this feat she said Yordanov said sequel to the letter received by the commission from CBAAC he made a personal research about FESTAC 77 and decided to express his interest to participate in the forthcoming anniversary He said this was due to the fact that Bulgaria was instrumental to the construction of the magnificent edifice The National Theatre which was the main venue for the 1977 FESTAC celebration He noted that aside that he was full of optimism that the commemoration of FESTAC 77 at 45 would be another opportunity to strengthen the relationship between Nigeria and Bulgaria especially in the area of promotion of both countries arts and culture He said his major goal was to identify and bring to limelight the similarities in the culture of Nigeria and Bulgaria and how this would be mutually beneficial to both countries NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Bulgaria pledges support for commemoration of FESTAC”77 at 45
     The Bulgarian Government has pledged maximum support to the Centre for Black and African Arts and Civilisation CBAAC for commemoration of the 45th anniversary of the Festival of Arts and Culture FESTAC 77 This is disclosed in a statement on Wednesday by Mrs Oluwabunmi Amao Director General CBAAC Amao said the Bulgarian Ambassador to Nigeria Amb Yanko Yordanov made the promise when CBAAC made a courtesy call to the country s embassy in Abuja She noted that the event slated from December 5 to 11 was tagged Celebrating Black and African Arts and Civilization reliving the memories of FESTAC 77 45 Beyond the shores of Africa plans geared toward the commemoration of the 45th anniversary of FESTAC 77 is speedily gaining the desired momentum The Bulgarian government through its commission in Nigeria has pledged maximum support to CBAAC for the successful execution of her forthcoming event she said Amao recalled that FESTAC 77 was the largest Pan African event that featured expression of arts and culture in various forms She expressed hope of full participation of the Bulgarian government toward the forthcoming event in other to showcase the rich cultural heritage of Bulgaria She said this was also to promote cultural dialogue between Nigeria and Bulgaria Till date no other event from Africa has surpassed this feat she said Yordanov said sequel to the letter received by the commission from CBAAC he made a personal research about FESTAC 77 and decided to express his interest to participate in the forthcoming anniversary He said this was due to the fact that Bulgaria was instrumental to the construction of the magnificent edifice The National Theatre which was the main venue for the 1977 FESTAC celebration He noted that aside that he was full of optimism that the commemoration of FESTAC 77 at 45 would be another opportunity to strengthen the relationship between Nigeria and Bulgaria especially in the area of promotion of both countries arts and culture He said his major goal was to identify and bring to limelight the similarities in the culture of Nigeria and Bulgaria and how this would be mutually beneficial to both countries NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Bulgaria pledges support for commemoration of FESTAC”77 at 45
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    Bulgaria pledges support for commemoration of FESTAC”77 at 45

    The Bulgarian Government has pledged maximum support to the Centre for Black and African Arts and Civilisation (CBAAC) for commemoration of the 45th anniversary of the Festival of Arts and Culture (FESTAC”77). This is  disclosed in a statement on Wednesday by Mrs Oluwabunmi Amao, Director-General, CBAAC. Amao said the Bulgarian Ambassador to Nigeria, Amb. Yanko Yordanov made the promise when CBAAC made a courtesy call to the country’s embassy in Abuja. She noted that the event slated from  December 5 to 11 was tagged: “Celebrating Black and African Arts and Civilization; reliving the memories of FESTAC”[email protected] ” Beyond the shores of Africa, plans geared toward the commemoration of the 45th anniversary of FESTAC”77 is speedily gaining the desired momentum. ” The Bulgarian government through its commission in Nigeria has pledged maximum support to CBAAC for the successful execution of her forthcoming event,” she said. Amao recalled that FESTAC”77 was the largest Pan-African event that featured expression of arts and culture in various forms. She expressed hope of  full participation of the Bulgarian government toward the forthcoming event in other to showcase the rich cultural heritage of Bulgaria. She said this was also to promote cultural dialogue between  Nigeria and Bulgaria. ” Till date, no other event from Africa has surpassed this feat,” she said. Yordanov said sequel to the letter received by the commission from CBAAC, he made a personal research about FESTAC’77 and decided to express his interest to participate in the forthcoming anniversary . He said this was due to the fact that Bulgaria was instrumental to  the construction of the magnificent edifice, “The National Theatre” which was the main venue for the 1977 FESTAC celebration. He noted that aside that, he was full of optimism that the commemoration of FESTAC”77 at 45 would be another opportunity to strengthen the relationship between Nigeria and Bulgaria, especially in the area of  promotion of both countries’ arts and culture. He said his major goal was to identify and bring to limelight,  the similarities in the culture of Nigeria and Bulgaria and how this would be mutually beneficial to both countries.

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