An hidden treasure waiting to be explored, for over two centuries, the people of Igarra has celebrated the ABA Festival, even before Nigeria gained independence, they’ve witnessed, fought and survived battles, colonization and territorial conflicts, vast and filled with dexterity.
Igarra is also known as “Etuno” the people are hospitable;they’ve got great sense of humor and great FOOD; protected by the positive energy of the Kukuruku Hills, renowned and known for her diversity, it is surrounded by neighboring communities who works together to foster economic growth and development.
ABA Festival is significant and prestigious, it reiterates the importance of unity amongst the people, cultural values and heritage passed down from generations in celebrating the victories of our heroes,with sounds from the historic ABA drum, only drummed ones every six luna years or seven calendar year; it’s an ancient gift left by the fore fathers of the land to celebrate the emerged Azebani chives.
Reasons you must visit Igarra for the ABA Festival includes:
The People of Igarra understands the importance of diversity, its uniqueness and treasure those who appreciate such; with open arms, visitors are welcomed and treated like family such that a lot has considered it home.
Sited amongst extraordinary land marks; positioned by God, a priceless view with historic structures and untold stories. It’s accessible to connect other destinations within, a gateway to the famous Somorika hills and Ososo Tourist Centre. Igarra houses lots of foliage that has contributed in longevity of the people, pure air, rich organic foods and lots more. Also a perfect location for the Entertainment Industry, movies producers can leverage on and of cause for music videos shoots respectively.
Igarra has untapped potentials and endless possibilities, it gives a clean slate and foresight to those who want to explore new market and increase revenue overtime.Presently, there is a huge land mass available for industrialization, access to intelligent work force, and investment friendly policies to encourage potential investors, good roads for accessibility and movement of goods and services, encouraging inter-state trade and bilateral exchange of commodities. Alternatively what you may call an open liberal economy that allows growth in a long term.
One of the uniqueness of the Igarra people is the food; they have a way of redefining taste with undiluted spices and organic ingredients; for those who thought they have seen it all, you need to embrace the traditionally cooked and spiced Vegetable Soup + Pounded yam, unadulterated Okro + Ukaa.k.aAmala, the ever green Apa’paE’ba’tu + Garden Eggs (a redefined version of moi-moi) needless to say there is such a thing as “Epe’azifa” this is next to none in the world.
Another amazing fact about the taste of culture in Igarra is the traditional wine “acha’ku” richly brewed from fermented guinea corn without additives or preservatives; it’s second to the natural palm wine.
ABA Festival is the 6th most celebrated festival in West Africa, and has since existed for over two centuries; disengage the mind and engage your sense to embrace and have a feel of new culture, the people and historic landmarks.
The best kept secret is inthe culture andhistoric tales of the Igarra people, the heartbeat of Kukuruku hills, an ancient pride of the people, diversity in family coterie, an entire different culture scape without which the story of the Igarra people is incomplete.
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Style by Zenith 2.0 will hold on the 29th of November till 1st December, 2019 at the Eko Energy City (By Eko Atlantic) Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island Lagos. To register, simply visit www.zenithbank.com/style
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The audition for male and female models that will participate in the much-anticipated Style by Zenith 2.0 fashion shows is scheduled to hold as follows:
Date: 15th of November, 2019
Time: 9am prompt
Venue: Balmoral Hall, Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos State.
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This November, industry leaders, style connoisseurs, and fashion enthusiasts from across the globe will converge in Lagos, Nigeria for the 4th edition of the GTBank Fashion Weekend. Holding Saturday the 9th and Sunday the 10th of November 2019 at the GTCentre, Plot 1, Water Corporation Drive, Oniru, the 2-day event will put a spotlight on Africa’s emerging fashion industry whilst showcasing the talent and creativity of indigenous small businesses in the fashion space.
Since 2016, the GTBank Fashion Weekend has been at the forefront of promoting enterprise in Africa’s rapidly growing fashion industry. Over the years, the event has brought together renowned fashion experts and personalities to interact with hundreds of thousands of young Africans passionate about fashion and entrepreneurship. This year, the GTBank Fashion Weekend, which is free to attend, will feature over 30 distinguished fashion leaders, designers, and industry experts, whilst providing more than 130 indigenous small businesses with free stalls to showcase and sell Africa’s finest ensemble of apparel and fashion accessories.
Attendees at the 2019 GTBank Fashion Weekend will be treated to an exciting repertoire of fashion moments, from fashion and entrepreneurial masterclasses facilitated by internationally renowned fashion experts to enthralling runway shows that will present the latest in fashion styles and design trends. There will also be pop-up stands where talented indigenous designers will display their works and interact with some of Africa’s most passionate fashionistas, an Arts & Crafts Village that showcases the beauty and dexterity of traditional African design.
Commenting on the 2019 GTBank Fashion Weekend, the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Guaranty Trust Bank plc, Segun Agbaje, said; “Africa is home to some of the most creative fashion talents on the planet, and we are delighted and proud to provide them with a global platform that connects them to the world. As we work towards the 4th edition of the biggest fashion showcase in Africa, our goal is to not only showcase the wealth of talent, innovation and enterprise that abound in Africa’s fashion space, but to also grow the continent’s contribution to the global fashion industry by empowering budding entrepreneurs at home with everything they need to thrive on the world stage.
He further stated that “At the heart of the GTBank Fashion Weekend is our vision of promoting enterprise in industries where we believe that we can help small businesses grow and dominate. In fashion, as well as in food and the creative industry, we see not just the amazing talents and passion of our people, but how, by championing their entrepreneurial spirit, we can enrich millions of lives, uplift communities and grow our economy.”
GTBank has consistently played a leading role in Africa’s banking industry. The Bank is regarded by industry watchers as one of the best run financial institutions across its subsidiary countries and serves as a role model within the financial service industry due to its bias for world-class corporate governance standards, excellent service quality, and innovation. The Bank is also going beyond the traditional understanding of Corporate Social Responsibility as corporate philanthropy by intervening in key economic sectors through non-profit consumer-focused fairs and capacity building initiatives for small businesses.
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