The Lady of Africa Empowerment and Advocacy Foundation has announced that the maiden Adire Street Culture Carnival will happen from December 25 to 27, 2021 and January 1 to 2, 2022.
The carnival celebrating the unique fabric will hold at five venues, including Lagos Island, Ikeja, Badagry, lkorodu and Epe.
Apart from showcasing different adire fabrics, the carnival also intends to raise 25,000 new adire makers and marketers to contribute to the growth of small and medium enterprises in Nigeria.
National Coordinator, Lady of Africa Foundation, Princess Oluwabukola Fasuyi explained, “The Adire Street Culture Carnival is an excellent opportunity to showcase our traditional arts and crafts, including the popular fabric.”
She added that the carnival, commencing 9 am daily, will also affirm Nigeria’s status as a “culturally rich and diverse country with an incredible array of fashion and fabrics.”
Fasuyi disclosed that the Adire Carnival is open to all. It would also feature traditional beverages including palm wine, cuisine (eran -igbe among others) and games like ayo-olopon.
She said organisers hope to take the carnival to major cities in West Africa, South Africa, North America/Canada and Europe in the nearest future.
Fasuyi called for support from culture lovers to ensure a successful outing.