Awards and events
Goge Africa TV had a good one last week. The team was recognized and awarded for its contributions to culture and tourism promotions on the continent.
Thanks to the votes and efforts of fans, Goge Africa walked with the award for Best Tourism Programme (TV) during the recently concluded Nigerian Tourism Awards.
Also, the team received an Award of Excellence for Promotion of Africa’s Cultural heritage from Black Image Cultural group during their 30th Anniversary celebration at Freedom Park in Lagos Island, Nigeria.
Chief Executive Officer of Goge Africa World Wide LTD, Isaac Moses was duly honoured and recognised by his community, Enugu-Ukwu Community Development Union, as a Cultural Ambassador for his role in the promotion of Africa’s heritage locally and internationally via GOGE AFRICA project. Who said that “A prophet is not recognised in his home town?”
The steam from the awards will propel the Goge Africa Production Team as they plan to attend several festivals and events in the coming weeks.
In a few days, the crew will be treated to a continental fashion show in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea. The weekend event is being planned by acclaimed fashion designer Lucas Escalada.
At the peak of Christmas, the Production Team will head over to Anambra State for the Ofala Ogidi Festival on the 29th of December. This festival will be the first Ofala of His Royal Highness Uzor Alex Onyido, Igwe Ezechuamuagha 1 of Ogidi.
Also lined up are the Obazu festival in Okigwe, where the biggest fish is roasted for community consumption along other mouth-watering delicacies.
However, the Mbaise cultural carnival is set to offer indigenes and visitors the biggest street party this Christmas.
On the first Saturday of January, Goge Africa TV crew and GAT Club members will dance along with patrons of the Iguaro Enugu Ukwu Festival in Anambra State, before heading to Ouidah, in Benin Republic for the Vodun Festival on January 10th to document the world renowned VOODOO festival. For the French speaking West African country, Vodun is a religion and a way of life, hence their government declared 10th January a national holiday in commemoration of Voodoo worship.
On January 19, the team will be in Ethiopia with Goge Africa Travel Club members to witness an ancient Christian religious ceremony, “Timkat” Feast of Epiphany. The event is a major crowd puller as it embodies the richness of Ethiopia’s mosaic cultural heritage.
Watch out for the exciting episodes and coverage that’ll emerge from these festivities and don’t forget to share this information. Above all, send us information, pictures and videos of what’s happening in your part of Africa and Diaspora. Email: [email protected]
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