WITH scintillating performances, Timaya, Timi Dakolo, Duncan Mighty and Omawumi led other artistes to close this year’s edition of Rivers State carnival otherwise called CARNIRIV. The week-long activities reached an exciting climax on Saturday, December 15, with fun seekers, rocking the venue of the show tagged World Peace Concert.
The festival had top government dignitaries and high profile visitors led by the State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi in the Garden City Freestyle Parade. Residents and tourists adorned different kinds of colourful costumes as they matched through designated streets within Port Harcourt metropolis. The procession which took the crowd through Aba, Ikwerre and Stadium roads, was lit up by eight live bands.
The cultural fiesta which held from 9th December to 15th December in Port Harcourt, features a variety of indigenous and international displays. The Black African Music Festival (BAMFest) which held on Wednesday, 12th December, featured Grammy Award-winning reggae star and rapper, Shaggy and fellow reggae singer, Patra, celebrated Nigerian music acts, Tuface Idibia and Duncan Mighty. The artistes thrilled the crowd with a memorable performance.
Another main attraction was the “Ekere: Rhythm of the Tribes”, a display of the rich cultural heritage and glamour of the Rivers people in the 23 Local Government Areas. Each Local Government Area put off a show of glamorous costumes and captivating dance steps.
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