5 December 2012

Nigeria: Eko 2012 - Whizkid, Wande Cole, Others to Thrill at Closing Ceremony

Photo: Kehinde Gbadamosi/Vanguard
The High Jump Games, Miss Esiekpe Young, River State During the 18th National Sports Festival

The opening ceremony of Eko 2012 was, no doubt, a spectacular show of culture, music and dance. The exhilarating performances of Nigerian musical stars like Banky W and the 'exhumation' of musical legend, the iconic Fela Anikulapo Kuti will remain indelible in the minds of many.

The curtains for the Sports Festival will fall this weekend and organizers are not leaving anything to chance in their determination to give the world a closing ceremony that would last the test of time.

Secretary of the Local Organising Committee, Kweku Tandoh has said the closing ceremony will be a spectacular celebration of Lagos culture.

In a chat with Sports Vanguard, the scribe revealed, "the closing ceremony of such event is usually a bit more carefree in terms of it being more fun, more of a party and more of a carnival-like atmo-sphere."

He continued, "the LOC is putting together a closing ceremony that would remain in the minds of Nigerians and even the rest of the world. All I can say for now is that we are going to have a lot of musical acts like Whizzkid, Wande Cole and efforts are being made to get one or two others that would be added."

He said even before the official closing ceremony starts at about 6pm, the gates would be thrown open about 2pm and between that time and 6pm there will be a lot of entertainment and musical shows. Naturally, a lot fireworks will end the show.

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