Carnival Calabar 2018 AFRICANISM, From Pessimism To Optimism

The long-awaited exciting moments are finally here, as CARNIVAL CALABAR 2018 kicks off with an unveiling of the CARNIVAL CALABAR, 2018.

The CARNIVAL CALABAR 2018 Theme for this year’s events, however, is tagged “AFRICANISM.”

Carnival Calabar 2018 AFRICANISM, From Pessimism To Optimism:

Speaking at the unveiling ceremony, on Sunday, 9th Sept. 2018, at

The Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos. The Deputy Governor of the Nigerian tourist destination, Cross River State, Professor Ivara Esu, revealed that this year’s Carnival Calabar event with the Theme “AFRICANISM” would, however, focus on changing the narrative, from Pessimism to Optimism.

The Carnival Calabar, as an event first came into inception in December 2004, when the then Governor of the state Donald Duke, introduced the event as one of the activities to mark the Christmas celebrations.


The Carnival Calabar, however, has improved not just into a World-class Carnival but has also maintained her rightful position, as The Biggest and Longest Street Party in Africa as a continent, the last fourteen years and counting.

The Carnival Calabar 2018, is going to be a four-day excitement packed event, spanning from 26th through 29th of December, 2018.

The Carnival Calabar 2018, is going to be a full exhibition and display of African vast cultural heritage, with five competing Bands namely:

The Seagull Band,

The Bayside Band,

The Passion 4 Band,

The Master Blaster Band and

The Freedom Band

The Bands, however, will, compete intensively, to illustrate and interpret the Theme for this year’s Carnival Calabar “AFRICANISM.”

In addition to the five competing bands, a few other non-competing bands will also partake in the Twelve Kilometres street party.

Carnival Calabar 2018, “AFRICANISM” From Pessimism To Optimism


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