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Badagry to host African Youth Festival

Lagos is set to host yet another cultural festival that will showcase the rich cultural heritage of Africa to the world later in the year.

The concept of the festival tagged “African Youth Festival” will centre on youths from different parts of the continent coming together to celebrate their culture.

The Managing Director, African Prestige, , Olukpe Magnus, who are the organizers of the event, said cultural heritage is a viable component for economic and technological advancement towards achieving greater development that the continent needed.

He said the need to resuscitate and project African socio_cultural values and heritage is one major reason they are putting the festival together.

Olukpe added “the festival would help to enlighten youths to cherish their cultural heritage, preserve their creative languages and create a tourism networking to connect Africa as one, and also to celebrate the lives of great Africans.”

Olukpe explained that the objectives of the festival include creating a tourism network among the historical towns in Africa, increasing the chances of the country to become one of the best destinations in Africa.

He said the first African Youth Festival & Art Exhibition to be called the Slave Trade Memorials will be a four day activity across Lagos State.

Olukpe explained that the visit to The Ancient town of Badagry and the town carnival is one of the activities they have taken time to plan because of its significance.

“A night in Africa’ is a very important event of the festival, heroes of Black Africans in Diaspora will be mentioned and awards given to them and members of their families.”

He added that there will also be an art exhibition where artists from West African countries are expected to present the best of their works on the theme “The path of History.”


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