According to a press release from the Management of The Lady of Africa Foundation, the organizers of the annual event, this year’s Adire Street Culture Carnival will be taking place at the National Arts Theatre, the Lagos home of arts and culture. And as usual, the 2 Day all family event, will start as early as 9am on all of the 3 festive days in December.
Princess Oluwabukola Adubi Fasuyi, the National Co-ordinator of The Lady of Africa Foundation proudly declared that, when it comes to fashion and textile industry in Africa, Nigeria occupies a pride of place.
“As a country globally recognized for her rich culture and diverse tradition, our country Nigeria boasts of an incredible array of fashion choices and fabrics. Notable amongst these fabrics is the adire, which has found favour amongst people all over the continent of Africa and as far as Europe, America, Canada and Asia.
“The fashion industry has also continued to grow by the day, with more and more people coming into adire production, and bringing in various innovations. As a way of promoting this very thriving fashion and garment industry, which by the way will also be doubling as promotion for Nigeria’s culture and tradition, Lady of Africa Foundation, has embarked on a mission to take the highly appreciated fabric to an entirely different level through exhibitions and carnivals. She commended the role played by the Federal National Council For Arts And Culture and the Lagos State Council For Arts And Culture, both government agencies that have been giving the Lady of Africa Foundation tremendous support since inception.”
She added that invitation is open to all to experience the beauty and richness of the African culture, which will be abundantly on display on these special days, including traditional cuisine, emu fun fun (African palm wine), eran igbe and so on.
“The foundation will also in the coming year, be taking this adire promotion to South Africa, Europe and America, to satisfy the craving of lovers of the adire fabric in those parts of the world. The Lady of Africa Foundation hopes to empower up to 50million Nigerian women and youth through its various activities. Already, lots of people in the country – privileged and the less-privileged have been empowered through direct and indirect job opportunities creation by the foundation through its various promotion and marketing of the fabric.”
The foundation she said is also seizing the opportunity to call for support from culture-loving people, corporate organisations, federal and state governments and parastatals to ensure that this years’ event becomes a big success.
The dress code for the carnival remains the popular Nigerian indigo attire (adire), which can be ordered at Adunbisworld.com, OLX Nigeria and Konga.com.