Nigeria will have the chance to exhibit her cultural history through theater, poetry, dance, and other forms as part of celebrations for her 60th anniversary of independence in Jamaica.
This information was revealed on Sunday at an event with the subject “Emancipation jubilee,” per a statement from the Nigerian High Commissioner to Jamaica, Dame Tamuno.
Tamuno mentioned that the President, Muhammadu Buhari, will be represented at the event by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama.
She said, “As part of the celebration, the Nigeria High Commission is collaborating with the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment, and Sports of Jamaica to showcase the rich culture of the Nigerian people at the emancipation vigil in Seville Heritage Park, St. Ann Parish.
The Honourable Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, is scheduled to represent Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, on the occasion.’’
She added that “some of Nigerian cultural heritage to be performed include Ada Ada – a cultural performance depicting the Igbo traditional marriage), ‘Spoken word on motherland’ by a Jamaican student in a high school in Calabar; Unity dance (a cultural performance showcasing the major ethnic groups in Nigeria), Nigerian solo highlife song to be performed by a Nigerian doctor, cultural performance by Seki cultural troupe from Rivers State in Nigeria and Nigerian contemporary dance.”
Tamuno also stated that Onyeama will be a guest at the coronation of Jamaica’s 60th Miss Festival.
The celebration has been running from July 31 and will end on August 7, this year.
“In the same vein, Onyeama will attend Jamaica’s Miss Festival Queen coronation on Monday 1st August 2022 at the Jamaica 60 Festival Village in Kingston. A trophy will be presented to the winner by the minister,” she said.
Additional reporting by Avellon Williams