Plateau to host 2020 NAFEST

Plateau State has been announced by Chief Olusegun Runsewe as the host of the 33rd edition of the NAFEST 2020. 

NAFEST Celebration
At the end of the 32nd edition of the festival tagged ‘Edo 2019’, the Director-General of National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) Chief Olusegun Runsewe, announced Plateau State as the next host 33rd NAFEST 2020 on Saturday in Benin, 

According to NAN reports, this year’s edition of the festival climaxed with music, comedy and choral performances by both local and international performers, and a total of 30 states participated in the weeklong festival, which held in four centres across Benin, the capital city of Edo.

While the host's governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, represented by his deputy, Mr Philip Shaibu, was among the dignitaries who graced the closing ceremony of the 40-year-old cultural fiesta.

Some members of the National Assembly (NASS) such as Sen. Francis Alimekhena, Mr Omoregie Ogbeide-Ihama, Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Arts, Culture and Tourism and Sergius Ogun were also in attendance.

With this edition producing the most number of participating states in the history of NAFEST, Mr Osemwengie Ero, the state Commissioner for Art, Culture and Diaspora Affairs, described the feat as historic.

While commending the success of the event, Ero said, “this will definitely not be the last time Edo will be hosting the festival.”

According to reports, ‘Edo 2019’ marked the first time the were hosting the festival with the theme: “Our Royalty, Our Pride”.