Ecobank Partners Nigeria Cultural Carnival 2019

Ecobank Partners Nigeria Cultural Carnival 2019

Nigeria’s biggest cultural festival, Nigeria Cultural Carnival is set to debut in Ibadan, the state capital of Oyo State – The Pace Setter state.

Leading pan- banking conglomerate, Ecobank that has been at the forefront of supporting and promoting entertainment and cultural events in Nigeria and Africa at large has stepped in as a major partner to bring the anticipated cultural carnival to life. The bank that has its presence in 36 African countries, has stepped in to be the major sponsor of the Nigeria Cultural Carnival 2019.

Over the years, Ecobank has displayed her love for culture through partnership, sponsorship, and other distinct CSR activities, which in turn placed the giant pan- Financial Institution ahead of other financial institutions in Africa and other parts of the world where it operates.

Commenting on Ecobank’s partnership with the Nigeria Cultural Carnival, Mr. Patrick Akinwuntan, the Managing Director, says “Ecobank is an bank and the African culture is very important to us. The Nigeria Cultural Carnival shares the same view with us in terms of culture and we are happy to be uniting Nigerians and Africans by bringing them together to interact with one another, learn new things and merry under one umbrella.”

According to Mr. Philip Sonibare, the head of direct banking, “partnering with the Nigeria Cultural Carnival is part of giving back to the people. For us, it is Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and a means of social development, moving closer to our customers and making sure they are happy.”

Nigeria Cultural Carnival aims to be the most celebrated cultural event in Africa, to create an event that would cause a global attraction to promote the culture and heritage of the 36 states in Nigeria and play host to cultural troupes from around the world. In addition, it will feature exciting and interesting segments, like cultural challenge, giveaways, competition, Living Legend Award presentations and performances from Africa’s biggest artistes.

This year’s edition themed ‘Connect With The Richness’, will see special performances from Oyo state Cultural Troop, State of Osun Cultural Troop, The Ogunde Theater Group and will be hosted by the first ambassador of Nigeria Cultural Carnival and former Big Brother Naija housemate, Thin Tall Tony.

The Nigeria Cultural Carnival would be headlined by legendary musician, Innocent Idibia, popularly known as TuFace, AKA TuBaba, alongside top entertainers like; Slimcase, Woli Agba, Peteru and many others.

Nigeria Cultural Carnival 2019 is scheduled to hold on September 22, 2019, at Palms Mall, Ring Road, Ibadan.


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