An annual celebration to mark beginning of the fishing season in Argungu, Kebbi State, is perhaps the most popular cultural festival in Nigeria.
Tagged “Africa’s Biggest Street Party” the annual Carnival is a cultural extravaganza attracting visitors from around the world.
Spectacular parade of kinsmen of an emirate assembled to exhibit skills and horsemanship to pay homage to the Emir during Sallah (Islamic celebrations) and on special occasions in northern Nigeria.
Eyo Festival, aka Adamu Orisha Play, featuring procession of white-clad masquerades is the foremost Yoruba cultural event unique to the city of Lagos (traditional name is Eko).
Annual thanksgiving festivities in the ancient Edo (Benin) kingdom to mark end of the Benin year and to offer prayers for peace and prosperity in the New Year.
“Mmanwu” or masquerade is a popular festival held on special occasions featuring an assemblage of over 2,500 masquerades from different communities in Igbo land said to be the largest concentration of masquerades on the African continent.
Traditional annual festival to offer sacrifice (ebo) to Oxun-Orixha, the Yoruba water spirit of love, fertility and wealth to bring peace and harmony to the land and people.