Anticipation and excitement build up, as the garden city of Port Harcourt, prepares for the biggest event in Southern Nigeria – The Afro Street Festival!
The festival which seeks to bridge an ever-widening gap between cultural and contemporary style is one that usually comes up at the tail end of the year since its first edition in 2018, which is also why it is the most anticipated.
Afro Street Festival takes a whole different face to events in the city, with the festival usually held in the open streets of Port Harcourt.
Usually rated as top-notch by participants within and outside the city of Port Harcourt for its high rate of security; the festival features a whole load of activity, touching every sphere of art: music, dance, comedy, poetry, visual arts, even performing arts.
There is never a dull moment, as the shouts and cheers of the audience are usually felt miles away, with the cascade of events lined up to heat up the atmosphere.
From fire eaters to bikers, to awesome models adorned in cultural attires that features a combination of western and African fashion designed by Fashion designers from the nation, most of who had also practised their art outside the country.
Afro Street Festival which had seen a gradual rise in reception by the Port Harcourt youth had to take a break last year, with the ban on public gatherings as a result of the deadly pandemic.
But this year, the program has returned with many flavors and spark to light up the lives of the Port Harcourt people. Unlike previous editions that held for just a day, that had many people wishing the festival held for more than a day. This year’s edition is a ‘dream come true’.
The organizers of the festival have decided to fulfill the wishes of the ever demanding audience. The festival starts with a soiree
· African Soiree
· Art Exhibition
· Short Film Expo
· Open Mic
· Afro Street Festival
. After Party
. Charity Event
AFRICAN SOIREE: A therapeutic evening of serene art, sandwiched with graceful Afro music, to usher in the much anticipated Afro Street Festival. The soiree will hold at the Creative Hub in GRA Port Harcourt on Saturday, the 25th day of September, 2021 to commence in the evening hours.
ART EXHIBITION: Following the Soiree, Afro Street Festival will be emptying the museums to entertain her audience, for a week. The organizers have been combing for every valuable artwork to be displayed to her audience for a week at Alliance Franchise from Saturday, October 23rd – Saturday 30th October, 2021; 10am prompt daily.
SHORT FILM EXPO: As earlier said, this year’s edition, the festival is living up to her theme ‘TENACITY’. With a short film expo, that will be featured at the end of the Art exhibition on Saturday, 30th October, 2021 at WildHeat.
WORKSHOPS: A workshop at the EVENT HUB on November 13th, 2021
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RADIO/CAMPUS TOURS: Afro Street festival will also be storming Radio stations and tertiary campuses within the city of Port Harcourt from Monday 22nd November to Friday, 3rd December, 2021.
MAIN EVENT: The main event will then hold on Saturday 4th December, 2021. Just immediately after the tour at Omeyal Street, Opp. Polo Club.
AFTER PARTY: After the event, there will be an after party @ Ediz Wine Bar, that same Saturday to celebrate the successful enf of the event, which will then be followed by the most important part of the festival.
STREET KIDS OUTREACH: To be held the next day after the event, Sunday 5th December, 2021.
If there’s any event you really don’t want to miss, it is the AFRO STREET FESTIVAL!