African Drum Festival: Drumming the Future 

By: Bolaji Seun

About 30 countries stood on a single stage to beat their hides in Abeokuta of which the spectacule can only be experienced than imagined, all thanks to Bolaji Seun, a Nigerian Tourist.

I believe what unites us together as Africans despite the multi-ethnicity, dispersed languages and numerous culture and traditions is the beat from our individual hides when beaten. African Drum Festival is indeed a celebration of our universal language.

Editor’s note

The African Drum Festival from on the 25- 27th of April, graced different people from different countries to participate in the cultural activities and also showcase their cultures.

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African Drum Festival hosted by the state governor, Governor Ibikunle Amosun, according to him, the festival is an avenue to showcase our cultures as a tool for education, socialization, cultural and economic advancement in Nigeria and to the world.

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We are Africans and the African Drum Festival is to showcase the beauty of our cultures and it will also reawaken the same in our people that Africa is great and a place to explore our cultures.

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The event in Abeokuta hosted many performances from countries like Congo, Mali, Ghana, and also people from other states in Nigeria, like Plateau State, Akwa Ibom, Ekiti State, and other states alongside some 30 other countries who were in attendance.

These cultural dancers showed so much dexterity in their beats and dance steps.
It was worthwhile to participate in a festival that exposes and promotes our culture to the world even as the troops from Nigeria did excellently well.
The festival is a platform to showcase the rich cultural heritage of the people of Ogun and to also stamp Nigeria on the world map.

Bolaji Seun is a Nigerian tourist, travel writer, and travel blogger who is passionate about explorative tourism. He has visited 33 states, many tourist attractions, and destinations in Nigeria.

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