By Chris Onuoha
Organisers of ALKEBULAN Art & Fashion Pageant have put all preparations to showcase its maiden version scheduled for the final quarter of the 12 months at Freedom Park, Lagos Island.
The thrilling medley of cultural festivities is a 2-day occasion with the theme: “HERITAGE: A BRIDGE TO THE FUTURE”, scheduled to begin from November 18 to 19, 2017 opening from 10am every day.
ALKEBULAN is believed to be the title of indigenous origin for the continent now often called Africa. It means “Mom of Mankind” and was utilized by the Moors, Nubians and Ethiopians. It's believed that the present title Africa was given to this continent by the traditional Greeks and Romans.
In response to the Chief Government Officer of Enye Interiors restricted, Kokwe Yebovi, founding father of the competition, “I've created the competition with the understanding that it's vital to understand and reconnect with our unique cultural id and as a basis to constructing a sustainable socio-financial future.
Whereas celebrating the humanities, neighborhood and household values, the ALKEBULAN Pageant may also search to fill the data hole that has separated many generations from our heritage, with a collection of lectures and symposiums. The Pageant may also present a a lot-wanted alternative to advertise and encourage innovators and entrepreneurs who're blazing the path with regionally manufactured merchandise in order to empower our communities economically.”
A singular spotlight of the competition is the ALKEBULAN COLLECTION consists of an exhibition of conventional artistic endeavors gathered from numerous components of the West African area by Yebovi over a interval of 15 years. These sculptural items based on her are ambassadors of the cultures from which they have been created.
A up to date artwork exhibition titled ÀJÍ-DÌDÉ which means ‘AWAKENING’ is a leading edge show of work, pictures, digital imagery, set up and efficiency artwork by a few of our famend artists and some shocking ones, – Yebovi says. Different options of the competition will embody spectacular artwork installations, creative performances in music, dance, progressive vogue and textile design and ALKEBULAN sporting occasions and video games and in addition food and drinks celebrating native produce.