Slow Dogg To Headline Ogbunike Cave Carnival
AS preparations for this year’s Ogbunike Cave Carnival (OCC) billed to open on Thursday, December 30, with a one-day Five-Aside Football Tournament, it is now confirmed that rap artiste, Slow Dog will headline event.
According to the organisers of the Carnival, the rapper will thrill fans and guests on New Year Day, January 1, 2016, during the Ada Ogbunike Beauty Pageant scheduled to hold at the Ogbunike Town Hall, Ogbunike, Oyi LGA, Anambra State.
Known for fusing his native Igbo rhymes with English, the witty rapper is expected to treat guests to the best of his recordings at the event that will also witness the crowning of first ever Ada Ogbunike.
Speaking at a contract signing ceremony in his base in Enugu, the rapper urged fans and music lovers to keep a date with him at the event. “I will be in Ogbunike for the Ogbunike Cave Carnival; we have just signed an agreement with the organisers. For my fans in Anambra, this is an opportunity to entertain you all; I’m looking forward to the event,” he said.
First hosted in 2013 by 90 Degrees Entertainment, Ogbunike Cave Carnival (OCC) is a three-day event centered on Ogbunike Cave, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Side attractions of the includes a one-day Five–Aside Football Tournament, which will see eight teams battle for the carnival trophy. There will also be a sport parade, which will see football fans, clad in their different club jerseys, parade to the market square (Oyeolisa Market) with a traditional Ogene music leading the train.
Day two of the event, which holds December 31, will feature Ogbunike Walk4Life, a health and physical exercise cum road show billed to take off by 7.30am from the Ogbunike Town Hall, through various routes, to the Round Palace of Igwe Ogbunike, His Royal Highness, Igwe John Ositadimma Umenyiora, where guests will pay homage to the King.
From the palace, the train will move to the Cave, where visitors and tourists will have the opportunity of exploring the tourist destination that has put the community on the world map. The day will wrap with the Carnival Concert/New Year Jamz by 6pm, at the Town Hall, with different artistes and comedians on parade.
On New Year Day, Ada Ogbunike Beauty Pageant will take centre stage. The event, which will see pretty Ogbunike ladies contest for the Ada Ogbunike crown, will be spiced with musical and comedy performance.
The organisers in a statement said that this year, the carnival, which has the blessings and endorsement of the traditional ruler, his cabinet, and the Ogbunike Progressive Union (OPU), will honour some deserving individuals, who have contributed to the success of the project in the last three years.