National Festival of Arts and Culture - NAFEST

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Country and Region NigeriaBenue
Type of Festival Dance, Drama, Music
Location of Festival Makurdi, Benue State, Nigeria
Festival Contact Information

The National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC)
Federal Ministry of Culture and Tourism
Federal Secretariat, Phase II
5th Floor, Block B, Bullet House
Shehu Shagari Way
Abuja, Nigeria

Festival Description

NAFEST was initiated in 1970 as a way of promoting cultural integration and providing the platform for the development of indigenous technology and creativity in the fields of arts and science. The week-long NAFEST jamboree attracts participants from 36 states to participate in the competitive and non-competitive events. The festivities include performances in dance, drama and music. In addition there is held an intellectual forum for scholars and cultural administrators for the discussion of issues of cultural development, youth empowerment and nation building. NAFEST is rounded out by a book fair, food fair, an herbal medicine show, and a cultural market.

Festival Dates October 9 - 16, 2010
Festival Links

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Articles and Reviews:
  • Niger State to host NAFEST 2009 (The Nation, August 19, 2009)
  • Unity festival moves to Benue (The Daily Sun, August 1, 2007)


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