All is now set for the second edition of an annual Easter Celebration Concert in Akwa Ibom tagged: ‘Ibom Easter Fiesta’.
This year’s edition, according the Special Assistant on Entertainment Industry to Akwa Ibom State governor; Mr David Sergeant, is scheduled to hold on Easter Monday, 17th April, 2017, at Ibom Plaza in Uyo.
Already, the State’s number one citizen and supreme leader of Akwa Ibom State; Mr Udom Emmanuel, his dear wife, Deaconess Martha Emmanueland members of the State Executive Council are expected to be in attendance to show solidarity to entertainers and confirm their love for the people in the grassroots.
Also expected is the people’s speaker, Speaker of the House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. (Barr.) Onofiok Akpan Luke, leading other members of the 6th Assembly to the solemn event which will commence by 7pm.
The Governor’s aide popularly called Utang Akwa Ibom, confirmed that “preparations are in top gear to ensure that Akwa Ibom people have a funfilled occasion to mark the resurrection of Jesus Christ”.
According to Sergeant, ”Governor Udom Emmanuel on assumption of office, having identified the potential of the average Akwa Ibomite, decided to launch the Dakkada philosophy to steer Akwa Ibom people to greatness.
“This year, knowing that Akwa Ibom people are predominantly Christians and being the second edition of the Ibom Easter Fiesta, we have chosen ‘Great God, Great People’ as the theme for the celebration of the resurrection of our Lord and saviour Jesus Christ thousand years ago”
He stated that Akwa Ibom is the only state in Nigeria named after God and as such, the line up of artistes billed for this year’s celebration comprises of talented singers with songs that give praises to God, and dwell on inspiration, motivation and positivity , he added.
“This year’s celebration will feature gospel exponents like Princess Esther Edoho, Godfada, Progress, Evang. Uduak Akpan, Ab Isong, David Whitesax, John Jimah, Eno Williams, AniPsalm, Bobby Frigga, Gold Owen and a host of other very talented gospel artistes” said Utang Akwa Ibom.
The governor’s aide, who called on all and sundry to come out enmasse for the free concert, told journalists that there will be special guest appearances by 2017 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Award winning actor, Ime Bishop (Okon Lagos), Nollywood star Ini Edo and other stars and celebrities who have made Akwa Ibom proud.