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Nigeria wins international arts festival in India

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Nigeria has emerged as the winner of the Surajkund International Arts and Crafts Festival held in India.

For performance content, Ekiti State Performing Company represented Nigeria while Niger State Tourism Commission participated in the crafts exhibition at the two-week competition which featured over 50 countries.

The leader of the Nigerian delegation at the festival, Prof. Ojo Bakare, a renowned Professor of Choreography and Performance Aesthetics made this known in a statement.

Bakare who is the immediate past Commissioner for Arts, Culture and Tourism in Ekiti State said Nigeria alongside host India and Uganda got the VIP pick in that order for the best performances in the world’s largest arts and culture festival.

that featured over 50 countries that performed daily for two weeks.

According to the statement. Bakare was appointed by the leaders of the African delegations to lead an all-African collaboration performance due to Nigeria’s exemplary performances at the festival.

They also made a declaration for an All African networking organisation that would push for the development of Arts, Culture and Heritage on the continent and selected Bakare as the President.

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