Organizers of Ibadan Countdown Festival have unveiled the lineup of events for this year, check it out:
Youth, Business & Networking week (December 16 and 17)
During this week, participants will be encouraged to network amongst themselves and share ideas. Come early and form a team, you might just walk away with an amazing prize and new friends. Grow your network and influence, be you a business, a club or a movement. Visit the stands for the day to learn about the best end of year deals/offers. Get yourself the gift item that you’ve always wanted before the year runs out and listen to top business leaders and CEOs as they share advice TED-style with would-be entrepreneurs. Walk through our meet and greet section and take part in the speed dating.
Reekado Banks ‘Thank You’ Concert (December 22)
Reekado Banks will be hosting his ‘Thank you concert’ on this day alongside over 20 local and international artistes. All are set to perform and delight everyone with the greatest hosts and comedians on stage.
Food, Fashion, Art, Culture and Photo Exhibition weekend (December 23 and 24)
Only the best of Ibadan cuisine will be on display that day. Enjoy some of the finest bars and eateries in the open ambience of the mall. Other highlights of the day include
*Country varieties – Indian food, Chinese food, Japanese food, Lebanese food, etc.
*Cultural varieties e.g. Igbo meals, Fulani meals, etc.
Fashion Weekend will be a 2-day event under the Ibadan Countdown Festival that will promote both emerging designers in Ibadan and also designers at the venue for the festival (The Palms) in collaboration with IBSFW.
DAY 1: Ankara Fusion: This will be the start of the fashion weekend, and will feature 10 carefully selected designers from Ibadan and 20 models. The 10 designers will follow the theme ‘ANKARA FUSION: the future of African fashion’ and make outfits using touches of Ankara and Aso-ofi. This will be a strictly catwalk show.
DAY 2: Runway Rhythm: This will be the end of the fashion weekend, possibly opening the show for another section of the Ibadan Countdown Festival. It will feature 5 – 7 fashion brands at the mall, paired with 5 – 7 artistes from Ibadan and using 20 models (same as previous day)
Art, Culture and Photo Exhibition Weekend
See why Oyo State keeps winning the best culture display in Nigeria as we take you on a wonderful experience of the sounds, sights and culture of Oyo. The State troupe will wow you with amazing displays, dances and masquerades from all over Oyo State. Other highlights of the day include Art exhibitions, Carnival, Games and much more
Concert and Fireworks Show (December 30 and 31)
The Countdown Festival Concert kicks off with carnival fun and fanfare.
Top Fuji musical performances across the State.
King of Fuji – We will be crowning the best Fuji artiste and he/she would walk away with a package worth over N500,000 naira (Cash prize plus promotional package). We are hereby calling on interested Fuji and Juju musicians to register via our email.
Top Gospel artistes with huge fireworks
Nigeria’s finest praise artistes will be on hand to praise visitors into the New Year, with prayers being offered just before the year ebbs out. The comic attack and the highpoint of the event – the fireworks display at midnight!
Other highlights of the day include
Governor’s opening remarks
Xmas gift giveaways and competitions
Comedy breaks/interludes, and much more