A Night of Stars, Colours, Pomp and Diversity as Culturati Holds 15th Annual Edition
Ooni of Ife, Emir of Kagara, Iyalaje Oodua, Nike Davies-Okundaye (Nike Art Gallery), Among Others in Attendance…
Renowned cultural fusion celebration Culturati, held her fifteenth annual edition on Friday, December 3, 2021 at the prestigious Federal Palace Hotel in Lagos. The colourful event was a brilliant showcase of Africa’s cultural diversity through music, dance and fashion
Theme: Advancing the Essence of African Culture, the event brought together top cultural icons, innovators and influencers including; the Ooni of Ife, HRM, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Nike Davies-Okundaye of Nike Arts Gallery, Isaac and Nneka Moses, Iyalaje Oodua, Mrs Toyin Kolade, Oba Elegushi, Emir of Kagara, Ahmad Garba Gunna, National Chairman, Musiliu AKA, MC Oluomo. The event also had Nollywood actors, Femi Branch, Yemi Black, and music stars, 9ice, Small Doctor amongst others.
Speaking to InlandTown, a media spokesperson for Culturati, Manny Ita stated, “Culturati is a platform that empowers the youth and engages them by encouraging them to channel their creative energies into productivity. Over the years, Culturati has evolved into a vehicle that seeks to explore culture for economic benefits by encouraging youths to turn their passion into profit,” he added.
Hosted by ace comedian Gbenga Adeyinka, the event kicked off with thrilling music performances by afro beats icon 9ice, and pioneer female talking drummer, Ara, which set the energetic mood for the event. Other performances followed a diverse display of cultural attire representing several Nigerian tribes including Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba amongst others.
The event also honoured cultural icons and ambassadors who through their work contributed to the growth of culture in Nigeria and in the diaspora. Some of the recipients of the awards are: Emir of Kagara, Ahmad Garba Gunna, Emir of Kagara, Mobolaji Ogunlende (RAK Foundation), travel start-up Wakanow, fashion academy Gymt and others. The proud award recipients expressed their pleasure at the recognition.
The founder and organizer, Idris Aregbe, expressed his gratitude at the outcome of the event and awarded the best dressed guest with the sum of Five hundred thousand Naira. He noted that the event, which is in its fifteenth edition, hopes to change the cultural narrative in the African continent and the world.