Onitsha set to host first ever Golibe Festival from December 23

Arrangements has been concluded by the Golibe Festival Committee to hold the first ever Golibe Festival in Onitsha, Anambra state from December 23, 2018 to January 1, 2019. According to the organising committee, the festival aims to provide a unique end of year celebration event in the commercial city, and it is expected to bring together residents of Anambra and the entire South Eastern States and visiting indigenes from the diaspora.

The Chairman of the Organising Committee, Amalunweze Francis Anatogu, during a recent briefing in Lagos  said “In local parlance, Golibe simply means ‘To Rejoice’ and it will be a world-class entertainment experience for 10 days in Onitsha. Our objective is to provide the grandest entertainment experience in Eastern Nigeria; it will be packed with everything from music to art to culture, dance, food and fun activities for all ages. The timing is key as the end of the year is the period of celebration and thanksgiving globally. For people of Eastern Nigeria, it is a period of homecoming. So, Golibe Festival will make family and friends reunions a lot of fun. It provides opportunities to introduce our customs, traditions, language, food, arts and craft to the indigenes in the diaspora and to those seeking new thrills. Besides entertainment, Golibe Festival will contribute to the local economy and projects local businesses and talents.”

With an estimated 100,000 attendees, the festival provides a major opportunity for companies and small business owners to boost their brand visibility encourage product and service trial and sell their products.

The official Opening Ceremony  will be hosted by the Obi of Onitsha, HRM Alfred Achebe, with dignitaries from Anambra State and across Nigeria. will take place on December 24, 2018 and

Also scheduled for December 24, 2018 is the grand finale of the Christmas Carol competition featuring various choir, music groups and solo singers.

The finals of the Village Football Competition featuring young talent in the city will hold on December 26, 2018. An exciting funfair featuring arcade games and entertainment for children and teenagers will open on December 25, 2018 and run until 31st December.

An exciting funfair featuring arcade games and entertainment for children and teenagers will open on the 25th December and run until 31st December.

Kicking off on the 25th of December, a live Music Concert, scheduled to run for six days will feature live music performances with some of Nigeria’s biggest music stars and a slew of up and coming artistes, culminating at a spectacular firework display at midnight on the 1st of January.

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