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Nigeria Carnival USA Unveils Ambassadors

By Tony Nwanne

Organisers of the yearly Nigeria Carnival USA has unveiled its ambassadors for the second edition of the yearly Nigeria music, cultural and comedy event in the United States of America, which is slated for July 23 through 31, 2017, in Maryland, U.S.A.

An initiative of TKY Global Investment Limited, the organisers have picked Deihlar Musa, comic actor, Abiodun Ayoyinka aka Papa Ajasco, Nkechi Blessing Sunday, also known as Omoge Lekki, Abdul Mohammed, teen reality TV prodigy, Ibukunoluwa Ayomikun Sobowale, and comedian, Kelly Ighoyota, also known as Kelly Blind as ambassadors for the 2017 edition of the carnival.

Benson Rorole Akinkuede, the Chief Operating Officer of the carnival, said, “Many do not believe in our dreams, in our project, when we started the carnival in 2016. Thank God, the maiden edition was successful.”

Akinkuede, said the carnival recorded over 300 audiences in the maiden edition, adding that the aim of the project is about selling Nigerian culture to the outside world and unite Nigerians in the diaspora. According to him: “Apart from sports, there is no other thing that can bring Nigerians together than culture and entertainment. We are bringing Nigerians together through culture and make them cherish their culture like the Chinese and other culturally-inclined countries.”

 On the choice of ambassadors, he said, “We picked Kelly Blind to represent the South-South region and also the physically challenge persons; Papa Ajasco from the South-West, Deihlar Musa and Abdul Mohammed to represent the North-Central and North-east, and Ibukunoluwa, who is 11 years old, to represent teenagers. Since it’s a Nigeria thing, we have to bring everyone together.”



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