LAGOS CARNIVAL THROUGH THE LENS OF A TRAVEL JOURNALIST

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By Yinka Ogundimu

The much awaited Lagos Carnival that usually takes place during Easter in Nigeria’s commercial centre but was postponed following the country’s general election eventually came up Saturday, May 9, 2015.

Despite the delay, the event was not devoid of its fun and funfair which makes it a wander to behold for attendants at Tafawa Balewa Square. loco

A fun-filled event, 35 dance groups across the state serenaded the spectators. Cladded in colourful costumes and various props the masters of ceremonies, introduced each performance and added comedic anecdotes to keep the audience energized, engaged, and entertained throughout the day.

Display of effigies of various animals by participants, from tortoise, camel, chameleon, sea horse to butterflies made by students of Lagos State Vocational Training and Skill Acquisition Center were sufficiently attention-grabbing.

If the audiences were unanimous in their praise of the event, the choice of the eventual winner among the dance groups by the judges divided them.

Locomotive, a group that won the previous event was declared winner again to the chagrin of many spectators who cried foul and rooted for Ketu Group that came third behind Africaribbeana.

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