Wednesday, 11 April 2012
Eko For Show!
Carnival is a festive season that occurs immediately before Lent (the last celebration before
lent); the main events are usually during February. Carnival typically involves a public celebration or parade combining some elements of a circus, mask and public street party. People often dress up or masquerade during the celebrations, which mark an overturning of daily life.
It was indeed a day of fun, colourful sights and sounds as Lagos hosted a crowd of tourists to this year’s Lagos carnival!
As tourists thronged to Lagos to witness the 2012 Lagos carnival, the Lagos State governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola on the 9th vowed to make the state a tourist destination in the African sub-regions, even as he used the well -attended occasion to commend Lagosians for buying into the idea of transforming the state.
This year’s Lagos Carnival took place yesterday in lagos. The one-day carnival, held at the Tafawa Balewa Square, had the theme: “Eko for Show” and featured different groups of Lagos residents in beautiful costumes.
In his address, the governor said the carnival was strategically planned to boost the tourism potential of the state in line with Easter celebration. According to him, the state government is committed to restoring its status as Nigeria’s commercial and industrial hub , adding that the city is being re-re-branded into a major tourists attraction.
The crowd moved from the National Museum, Onikan, through the King George V Road to Catholic Mission Road and back to the museum.
Enjoy it and get locked down here....