By Tayo Odusanya
On Saturday 20th of June, Senator Florence Ita Giwa fetedÂ friends and well -wishersÂ to a pre-carnival luncheonÂ atÂ TheÂ Eko Hotel & Suites.
The event was meant to showcase the activities of the Seagull Band , the name she gaveÂ her carnival group. ,and their preparedness for the Calabar Festival in December.
The Band which has a membership strength of 5000, has a large following of Nigerian celebrities, mainly fromÂ Nollywood..They turned out in their numbers to support the Senator.
Dressed inÂ beautiful multi – coloured costumes, in various shades, with giant feathered wings , they danced vigorously with the traditional Seagull dancers. and drummers .The premiere was excellent and well attended.