London will once again play host to over 30,000 Nigerians that make a yearly pilgrimage to the Annual Nottinghill Carnival and this year A-list super stars from Nollywood will be joining the party train.
Sodium Brand Solutions, organisers of the Nigerian corner revealed ‘Nigeria@50 dinner part is part of activities to mark this year’s celebration and major stars from Nollywood would be in London to grace the occasion.
The party is being packaged to bring outstanding Nigerians in the UK together and celebrate their achievements including Tunde Bayewu of the music group light house family, songstress Sade Adu, international celebrity designer-Alexander Amosu and Nigeria British born artist Yinka Shonibare.
This year’s edition has been themed ‘Getting close-up to our motherland’ with the intent to project the best of Nigeria to the rest of the world hence the decision to include several Nollywood stars on the guest list for the dinner party.
Last year the official Nigerian corner at the Nottinghill carnival was on Adela Street, off Kensal Street in London and with a recorded attendance of over 2 million tourists from different countries of the world.
Notthinghill Carnival is the second largest street carnival in the world. The carnival started in the UK as an Afro-Caribbean festival in 1965 and it has since been continually held annually in the city of London.
In 2007, there was no formal meeting point for Nigerian revellers at the Notthinghill Carnival in London. The first formal Nigerian corner debuted on August 31, 2009.
In line with Nigeria’s tradition at the carnival, this year’s event will feature top Nollywood stars and dozens of Nigerian musicians who will serenade the guests will 100 percent home-made music.
Last year’s edition featured the likes of DJ Jimmy JATT, eLDee the Don, Gbenga Adeyinka, Ayo Animashaun, Kenny Ogungbe, Dayo Adeneye, Ayo Shonaiya, Steel, DJ Abass and several others on Adela Street, off Kensal Street end. This year, Banky W would be performing.
eLDee performing last year.
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