Festival UK

Saturday, June 15th, 2024



Culture I People I Community I Family I Education I Fun I Business & Exhibitions

The Nigerian Festival UK is a day-long event to showcase, acknowledge, celebrate and conserve the cultural richness and unique heritage of current and future generations of Nigerians living in the United Kingdom. Our existence is deeply rooted and inspired by the need to bridge the cultural gaps amongst Nigerian/ African youths and adults who have not had the opportunity of learning the customs and traditions of their motherland due to being far away from home.



Culture I People I Community I Education I Business I Exhibitions

CHILDREN’S CORNER: There is no better place for children to be at the Nigerian Festival than the Children’s Corner! This FREE, all-ages event gives children a chance to participate in a variety of hands-on activities, like Map building, costume making, face painting and board games. We’ll also have bouncy castles, storytelling, quizzes, dance competition, sack race, egg and spoon race and more…

NIGERIA HISTORY CORNER: Nigeria contains more historic cultures and empires than any other nation in African. Nigerian students from across the UK will be at the Nigeria history corner to educate and share about the history of Nigeria, pre and post-independence. They will talk about, Nigeria’s, historic regions, British explorers, Trade and anti-slavery, British colonial rule, Independence, and secession.

NOLLYWOOD CORNER: The Nigerian film industry also known as Nollywood, is arguably the 2nd largest in the world, sat between Bollywood and Hollywood. Present at the festival will be Nollywood actors, actresses and stakeholders, who will be meeting and networking with their fans and other festival attendees.

CELEBRATION OF FALLE AFRICAN HEROES THAT FOUGHT FOR BRITAIN IN THE 1ST & 2ND WORLD WARS: More than a million African soldiers fought for colonial powers during the 1st and 2nd Worlds, few of them understood why. Survivors received little compensation and the few veterans that are still alive have been calling for recognition of their rights. We will be highlighting the heroic achievements of these forgotten heroes by laying wreaths at the Royal artillery Barracks, Woolwich. We will be working with St George’s Garrison church Woolwich, to achieve this.

ARTS & CRAFT EXHIBITIONS: The wxhibition will be a market place to showcase arts and crafts products such as fabrics, leather and sourvenirs from Nigeria and other African countries. This will be a unique opportunity for artists, craft dealers, manufacturers and other stakeholders to buy and sell their brands.

TASTE OF AFRICA FOOD SHOWCASE AND TASTING: We will be celebrating African cuisine and dishes at the festival and attendees will have the chance to taste and discuss the unique flavours and ingredients of each dish.

LANGUAGE WORKSHOPS: The fun and interactive workshop will be centred around teaching people some of the simple words to use in daily life and for conversation. There are over 525 languages spoken in Nigeria with the 3 major languages being Yoruba, Igbo and Hausa.

BUSINESS EXHIBITIONS: Our business exhibition stands are a perfect platform for both local and international businesses to showcase their products and services at the festival. It will also create an opportunity for businesses to meet, connect and build rapport with prospects and customers face-to-face.

5-ASIDE FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT: There will be a football tournament on the day, where winners will win throphies and medals. We believe sports is an important tool that can help transform young people into responsible adults. Furthermore, team sports participation promotes physical and mental wellbeing, builds confidence, and cultivates good leadership attributes.


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