London will once again play host to over 30,000 Nigerians that make a yearly pilgrimage to the annual Nottinghill carnival.
According to Sodium Brand Solutions, organisers of the Nigerian corner, ‘[email protected] dinner part is part of activities to mark this year’s celebration and major stars from Nollywood would be in London to grace the occasion”. The party is being packaged to bring outstanding Nigerians in the UK together and celebrate their achievements including Tunde Bayewu of the music group light house family, songstress Sade Adu, international celebrity designer-Alexander Amosu and Nigeria British born artist Yinka Shonibare.
This year’s edition has been themed ‘Getting close-up to our motherland’ with “the intent to project the best of Nigeria to the rest of the world hence the decision to include several Nollywood stars on the guest list for the dinner party.”
Last year the official Nigerian corner at the Nottinghill carnival was on Adela Street Kensal Street in London and with a recorded attendance of over 2 million tourists from different countries of the world. The Carnival is the second largest street carnival in the world. The carnival started in the UK as a Afro-Caribbean festival in 1965 and it has continually held annually in the city of London since.
In line with Nigeria’s tradition at the carnival, this year’s event will feature top Nollywood stars and dozens of Nigerian musicians who will serenade the guests will 100 percent home-made music. Last year’s edition featured DJ Jimmy JATT, El Dee The Don, Gbenga Adeyinka, Ayo Animashaun, Kenny Ogungbe, Dayo Adeneye, AyoShonaiya, Steel, DJ Abass and several others on Adela Street off Kensal road end.
This year’s Nigerian corner is organised by Reve Entertainment and Sodium Brand Solution, and Supported by NET, Primetime Entertainment, BlackHouse Media, Digiprint and Hiphopworld Magazine. Banky W is billed to perform.