The stage is set as Ogun State government celebrates the third edition of African Drums Festival.
The festival is laced with excitement including performance from Grammy Award-winning singer, Angelique Kidjo, endurance trek, road show and other side attractions.
The Commissioner for Culture and Tourism in the state, Muyiwa Oladipo told journalists that the festival is aimed at showcasing African cultural heritage including the rich historical culture in Ogun State.
“We intend to have pre-shows in the two other Senatorial Districts. We will bring in Angelique Kidjo to Ijebu Ode and another Yoruba stars at Ilaro, we are also going to have a road show on the day of the opening ceremony which is on the 19th of April, 2018.
”We plan to have an endurance trek from the Cultural Centre to Olumo Rock. Olumo Rock is the centre of attraction for tourists,” he said, adding that about 24 African countries would take part in the festival.
“We are going to have representatives from more African Countries. We had about 12 countries at the last edition. We are expecting about 24 African countries. We intend making a mark, an improvement on what we’ve had in the last two editions,” he added.
According to Oladipo, the State Government will nurture the festival to maturity, thereby making it a flagship for cultural activities in the State and the country at large.
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