On Sunday 3rd December the entire stretch of the Oba Akran Avenue, Ikeja, right from the Ikeja under-bridge went agog as the Lagos State government hosted the second edition of the Lagos Street Carnival.
The annual event which was introduced last year December to showcase the state’s potential for tourism, arts and entertainment on a global level, witnessed a massive influx of people as fun-loving Lagosians defied all odds to grace the wonderful event.
The carnival witnessed the heavy presence of security personnel in and around the venue as they enjoyed beautiful comical performances by Woli Arole, Toyin Abraham, Denrele and a host of others.
Security personnel present at the venue include: the Lagos Neighborhood Safety Corps, men of the Nigerian Army, the Nigeria Police, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, all were seen patrolling Oba Akran Avenue and its adjoining streets to maintain peace.
Men of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) and the Vehicle Inspection Office were on hand to control human and vehicular movements.
Children were not left out of the fun as they were also treated to an exciting time by the organisers of the carnival with face paintings, bouncing castle, moving trains etc, which were made available to give them a deserving exciting experience at the carnival. Also, the children were given ‘thank you’ gifts by the organisers of the event.
The 12 hours Carnival, featured music, an array of a colourful parade done by representatives of the 57 Local Government Councils and Council Development Areas put together by the state government in collaboration with HEAT Entertainment outfit.
The crowd were treated to electrifying performances by top-notch artistes in the music industry which include Olamide, Terry G, Saheed Osupa, Lil Kesh, 9ice, Humblesmith, Salawa Abeni, Malaika, Olu Maintain, YCee, Reminisce and Big Shef.
Various Nollywood and music stars were also spotted having fun at the event, some of which include Pasuma Wonder, Yomi Fash-Lanso, Toyin Abraham and a host of others.
The 2017 Lagos Street Carnival is expected to set the tone for the Christmas and New Year Celebrations for Lagosians.