Ibadan Countdown Festival 2016 unveiled

Entertainers at a previous Calabar festival

The end of the year 2016 will be celebrated on a high note as the Ibadan Countdown Festival 2016 has been unveiled by its team of organisers. Speaking to the press during its unveiling, the Director, Administration, Mr Ayo Orunmuyi, said that the festival was deemed fit to celebrate the state and its inhabitants in grand style.

Among events lined up are countdown concerts, food day, family day, business and networking day, tourism and hospitality day, cultural day, youth and fitness day, fashion day, among other activities. He added that the peak of the activities will be the fireworks display which would happen at midnight on December 31

The Ibadan Countdown Festival will feature the best artistes from and around Ibadan, with a view to showcasing the rich cultural heritage and talents that exist in the pacesetter state.

The event, which is in conjunction with Agodi parks and Gardens, is endorsed by the state government. The state commissioner for culture and Tourism, Mr Toye Arulogun, who was present at the unveling, lauded the initiative, stressing that the festival would further boost the image of the state as a hub for entertainment and business.