November 20, 2021

Just In: Ekiti emerges overall winner of NAFEST 2021

L-R: Otunba Segun Runsewe, DG, National Council for Arts & Culture; Dr Kayode Fayemi, Governor of Ekiti State; and Prof Rasaki Ojo Bakare, Commissioner for Arts & Culture, Ekiti State holding the victory gong awarded to Ekiti State.


By Osa Mbonu, Arts Editor

Ekiti State, host of the 2021 National Festival of Arts & Culture has emerged as the overall winner of NAFEST 2021.

Ekiti beat Rivers which came second to the first position.

Reacting to the victory, Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi said there was no partiality in awarding the first position to Ekiti. He said every state that participated in the festival is a winner.

Bayelsa and Benue States came 3rd while Delta and Nasarawa came 4th. Lagos, Ogun and FCT came 5th.