The Colours of CARNIRIV 2012! All the Fun & Exciting Photos from the Rivers State Carnival graced by Agbani Darego, Sam Dede, Uti Nwachukwu, Alex Ekubo & More

The week-long bouquet of exciting and highly engaging activities at this year’s Rivers State carnival, CARNIRIV 2012 reached a climax on Saturday 15th December 2012, when the Governor of Rivers state, Rotimi Amaechi lead scores of very important personalities and hundreds of participants in two epic closing events – the Garden City Freestyle Parade and the World Peace Concert.

The parade was an artistic blend of contemporary modern cultural procession during which the governor, who is the chief celebrant as well as dignitaries, residents and tourists adorned different kinds of colourful costumes and marched through designated streets within Port Harcourt metropolis.

The Director-General, Rivers State Tourism Development Agency (RSTDA), Sam Dede said the morning cultural procession was one of the peak moments of CARNIRIV while the peace concert, a rhythm-filled musical session accompanied by spectacular fireworks, brought the carnival to a grand close in the evening. The procession through Aba, Ikwerre and Stadium roads, was lit up by eight live bands in a bid to add to the exhilaration which the parade already promised.

The cultural fiesta which held from 9th December to 15th December in Port Harcourt, featured a variety of indigenous and international displays. The Black African Music Festival (BAMFest) which held on Wednesday 12th December, featured Grammy Award-winning reggae star and rapper, Shaggy; fellow reggae singer, Patra; celebrated Nigerian music acts, 2Face Idibia and Duncan Mighty. The artistes thrilled the crowd with memorable performances.

Another main attraction was the “Ekere: Rhythm of the Tribes”, a display of the rich cultural heritage and glamour of the Rivers people in the 23 Local Government Areas. Each Local Government Area put of a show of glamorous costumes and captivating dance steps.

Speaking about his assessment of this year’s edition of CARNIRIV, Dede said he was satisfied with the organisation, attendance and active participation of the residents and other stakeholders at every aspect of the fiesta while assuring them that subsequent editions would be better and bigger than what they had witnessed so far.

Photos

Ex Beauty Queen, Agbani Darego, Gov. Rotimi Amaechi, Deputy Gov. Tele Ikuru & wife, Mena

Uti Nwachukwu, Alex Ekubo & other Rivers State indigenes

International Aquatic Fiesta

Andoni contingents participating in CARNIRIV 2012 International Aquatic Fiesta Tourist Beach in Port Harcourt, Rivers State

Bonny contingents participating in CARNIRIV 2012 International Aquatic Fiesta Tourist Beach in Port Harcourt, Rivers State

Dagema contingents participating in CARNIRIV 2012 International Aquatic Fiesta Tourist Beach in Port Harcourt, Rivers State

Kahna contingents participating in CARNIRIV 2012 International Aquatic Fiesta Tourist Beach in Port Harcourt, Rivers State

Ikwerre contingents participating in CARNIRIV 2012 International Aquatic Fiesta Tourist Beach in Port Harcourt, Rivers State

Ogu-Bolo contingents participating in CARNIRIV 2012 International Aquatic Fiesta Tourist Beach in Port Harcourt, Rivers State

Children’s Party


Ekere: Rhythm of the Tribes

Closing Ceremony

Sam Dede

Duncan Mighty

Muma Gee

Omawumi

Timaya

Timi Dakolo

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22 Comments on The Colours of CARNIRIV 2012! All the Fun & Exciting Photos from the Rivers State Carnival graced by Agbani Darego, Sam Dede, Uti Nwachukwu, Alex Ekubo & More
  • Tosin December 22, 2012 at 11:20 am

    See Omawumi’s face, so full of fun and drama. Nottin do you, dis woman.

  • spinky December 22, 2012 at 11:40 am

    lovely i miss homeeeeeeeeee

  • Ansad December 22, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    Dude!! in batman costume LOL..

  • PLUSH & LUSH December 22, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    Is Calabar sleeping? Rivers has stolen the show o! As for Abuja carnival, I can only do one thing…laugh bcause it is one huge, very colossal joke!

    • Idak December 22, 2012 at 6:12 pm

      I don’t know of the rest of the Carnival but the Gospel nite was one huge apology. Started four hours late,crowd was scanty and filled with miscreants that made sane folks like us feel very uncomfortable and unsafe. The organisation and attendance of that first night was a very huge failure. I hear the rest of the days were better. On that first night, i expected something similar to what Akwa Ibom state did in Uyo two nights back.

  • Proudly Cross Riverian December 22, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    No, Plush & Lush. Rivers hasn’t stolen the show at all. This is a watered down, copycat version of The Calabar Carnival. It looks colourful though. I’m glad that other states are ‘copying’ us :D

  • Ngozi December 22, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    Y wont other states think of something to do. Y must dey copy calabar carnival. Habba. Well calabar carnival is still the best come. 26 th and 27th.

  • dont mention December 22, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    that looks like fun….me like
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  • Zina December 22, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    Ikwerre Mekaaaaa ………. PH for Life

  • omoibo December 22, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    I like, very chill melody….I call this cruising music, just riding around with no particular destination in mind ;-)

  • igbo canadian December 22, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    hitting ph 24th can’t wait ooooo.

  • i no send December 22, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    jokers….

  • Soraya December 22, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    Woow, beautiful show! Agbani looks gorgeous- she looks good enough to win both the MBGN and Miss World contests even today!

  • Mim...... December 22, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    correction bella naija, its not ‘Ikhana’, but ‘Khana’ :-)

  • Creamy_Amie December 23, 2012 at 6:29 am

    Yer, I agree with u Soraya, she is indeed beautiful.
    I think the carniriv went well.
    Thank GOD!

  • skinnygirl December 23, 2012 at 7:54 am

    @bella, its KAHNA not Ikana LGA and OGU-BOLO not Ogwu-bolo LGA…. lovely pictures, proudly RIVERS… :)

    • Mim...... December 24, 2012 at 1:23 am

      noooo, not ‘kahna’, please dont mess up the name of my tribe, its KHANA, thank you :-)

  • Peperempe December 24, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    Alex Ekubo & Uti Nwachukwu….Did you guys take a blood oath to attend every single event for the whole of 2012??? Ah ah! This is some spiritual situation right here!

  • rivers pikin December 25, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    @Bella- its Degema and not Dagema.

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