The Ekiti State Flagship Festival tagged “Ekiti State Festival of Arts
and Culture “EKIFEST” has been scheduled to hold from Thursday, 10th
December through Friday, 13th December, 2019.
The Director General, Ekiti State Council for Arts and Culture,
Ambassador Wale Ojo Lanre, disclosed this at a Forum in Ado-Ekiti,
where he highlighted the features of the Festival to include carnival
parade, traditional games/sports, colloquium, performing arts
competition for Local Governments Areas and command performance, Ekiti
Fashion Show and Fiesta among others.
Ojo Lanre, who described the event as a veritable avenue to showcase
the rich cultural heritage of Ekiti people in art works, crafts,
traditional dresses among others, affirmed that it would give room for
talent hunt and development of such to stardom as the present
administration was favourably disposed to cultural rejuvenation and
promotion in conformity with acceptable global standard.
In a dialogue with the Festival Consultant of EKIFEST 2019, Professor
Rasaki Ojo Bakare, it was revealed that the inaugural meeting of
members of the various sub-committees for the planning and execution
of the Festival has been slated for 10:00 am on Friday, 15th November
2019, at Adetiloye Hall, Fountain Hotel Iyin Road, Ado Ekiti.
According to the Festival Consultant, the meeting will have in
attendance over 200 members of the different sub-committees drawn from
both the private and public sector of the state and would be presided
over by the Chairman of the Central Planning Committee, the Wife of
Ekiti State Governor, Erelu Bisi Fayemi.
All members are therefore enjoined to attend punctually.