Saturday, 23 April 2016

First Nigerian Drum Festival Ends in Abeokuta, attracts other countries


As the first Nigerian Drum Festival ended yesterday, in Abeokuta, Ogun State, a journey into what could be a yearly international festival has started.
   
Foreign visitors during Nigerian Drum Festival, Abeokuta 2016. Photo by: Emmanuel Osodi
Reports said about 20 countries including 10 from Africa and 19 states across Nigeria showed interest to participate shortly before the festival took off on Tuesday, April 19, 2016.
   
Participants during Nigerian Drum Festival in Abeokuta
Organised by Ogun State Ministry of Culture and Tourism, it was not clear how many countries eventually participated when the event ended on Friday, April 22. However, there were indications that a number of African countries and others from outside the continent participated.

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