Akwa Ibom people will gather again for the second edition of an annual Easter Celebration Concert tagged ‘Ibom Easter Fiesta’, scheduled to hold at Ibom Plaza on Easter Monday, 17th April 2017.
The Special Assistant to Governor Udom Emmanuel on Entertainment Industry, David Sageant (Utang Akwa Ibom) made this known to journalists rising from a meeting with the State Entertainment Working Committee held at his office on Monday, 3rd April 2017.
The Governor’s aide 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 Utang Akwa Ibom ‘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 People. Great God’ 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 is themed ‘Great People. Great God’, having gospel exponents like Princess Esther Edoho, Godfada, Progress, Evang. Uduak Akpan, Ab Isong, David Whitesax, John Jimah, Eno Williams, AniPsalm, Bobby Frigga and introducing Gold Owen.
The event will commence by 7pm, there will be special guest appearances by 2017 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Award winning actor, Ime Bishop (Okon Lagos), Nollywood star Ini Edo and Kemen from Big Brother Nigeria.
His Excellency Governor Udom Emmanuel, his dear wife and 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 Luke leading other members of the 6th Assembly.
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By Nelson NseAbasi