Africa’s Biggest Street Party: Carnival Calabar in Nigeria

Africa’s Biggest Street Party: Carnival Calabar in Nigeria

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Carnival Calabar of Nigeria might have presented the best ever Carnival in 2017, according to ATQ News. They concluded that, despite certain noticeable errors made by organizers, everybody found a way to have fun and that is why the Carnival was a success.

For the first time, Carnival Calabar lived up to her purpose; Africa’s Biggest Street Party. This year’s Carnival was less of a show and more of a party; It was not all about the Carnival performances and floats, it was more of friends coming out to have fun, meeting different people and just taking advantage of the platform Carnival gave them to be themselves, to dress like they wanted and not feel weird.

The vibrant displays of colour and culture were littered with happy dancers, eclectic costumes and pulsing music. ATQ News/ Idy Hyper Egba writes –

“The people have given up. They can no more wait for the Government to make Carnival Calabar great again. Carnival Calabar has officially been hijacked by those that matter most: the people.”