U.S Rapper, Rick Ross, 2Face Idibia, Others to Thrill Fans at 2017 Calabar Carnival
The 2017 version of Calabar Carnival in Cross River State is ready to be an incredible one billed to thrill occasion goers in few weeks as U.S rap mogul, Rick Ross, has been introduced because the headliner.
American Rapper, William Roberts II, a.okay.a Rick Ross, Tuface, and Tekno will carry out on the Calabar Carnival scheduled for December 26.
Ross featured in Psquare (now splitted) musical video titled: `Lovely Onyinye.’
Ikobi Ikobi, a Commissioner within the Cross River Carnival Fee in command of media, disclosed this on Wednesday in a phone interview with the Information Company of Nigeria (NAN) in Calabar.
Mr. Ikobi stated that the carnival, which has the theme, “Migration’’, had been designed to thrill enjoyable seekers who would go to Calabar with life musical leisure.
“For now, we’ve sealed a cope with Rick Ross; He’s anticipated to be in Calabar on December 26 to carry out within the carnival. We’re nonetheless speaking with different worldwide artistes that may even carry out.
“We have now contacted some artistes in Nigeria; the likes of Harmless Idibia popularly generally known as Tuface, Tekno, Inyanya and others.
“As everyone knows, the primary dry run of the carnival was held on October 22 and it was a hit. I need to guarantee vacationers coming into the town of Calabar that the 2017 carnival will probably be implausible,’’ he stated.
In a separate interview, the state Commissioner for Data, Rosemary Archibong, advised NAN that the Calabar carnival was an annual strong occasion crammed with various actions.
Mrs. Archibong stated that the theme of the carnival was chosen by Gov. Ben Ayade, in recognition of the plight of Africans which might be compelled emigrate out of Africa in the hunt for greener pasture, meals and assist.
“Most occasions, we see our individuals making an attempt to cross the Mediterranean Sea and within the course of, many lives are misplaced and this knowledgeable the selection of the theme.
“It’s hoped that this carnival will deliver again the considered our leaders to good management in Africa.
“We may have completely different interpretations of the theme from 5 competing bands and it’s going to be extraordinarily entertaining, thought-provoking and mentally partaking.
“We’re additionally going to have the cultural carnival, and I can guarantee vacationers that the good metropolis of Calabar is ready for the carnival,’’ she stated.
The commissioner stated that good metropolis wi-fi web connection (wifi) had been added to the carnival with a view to connecting vacationers to free web use.
“It’s going to be the celebration of the largest avenue occasion in Africa.
“When vacationers are available in for the present, we don’t need them to start out on the lookout for the place to purchase information; all we wish them to do is simply to get their Wifi on and get related to the world.
“This 2017 celebration goes to be a time of absolute ecstasy as a result of we may even have the worldwide carnival and extra international locations have registered to be in Calabar already.’’
Mrs. Archibong assured vacationers coming in for the annual occasion of enough safety, saying that the state authorities was working in collaboration with safety companies within the state to make sure a peaceable celebration.