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28th April: 2023 National Unity Dance Festival Will Shot Abuja Down


In the midst of various challenges faced by Nigerians it is important to have some moment of dance and fun as well as explore ways to unite our dear nation through dance and drama.

To commemorate this year's World Dance Day the National Unity Dance Festival is organizing 

it an annual unity dance and drama festival in Abuja with the aim of contributing and complementing the efforts of Government in the promotion and pursuit of diversifying Nigeria's economy away from oil.

National Unity Dance Festival scheduled to take place as follows:

DATE: Friday, April 28th 2023

Venue: Cyprian Ekwensi Centre for Arts and Culture, Garki Area 10, Abuja

Time: 4:00pm 

The Executive Director Drum Majors For Peace, Amb. Nsikan Paul, therefore called on the general public to support the initiative for creative empowerment and social cohesion in Nigeria.

He believe this initiative will create maximum and tremendous impacts especially now that the country is bedeviled with all forms of insecurity ranging from kidnapping, banditry, terrorism and religious intolerance that suggests disintegration. It is our collective responsibility to promote peace in season and out of season.

Following the remarkable success and huge impacts recorded at the maiden edition of the National Unity Dance Festival in 2022, organized in partnership with the Department of Arts and Culture of the Social Development Secretariat, we are primed to organize the 2023 edition of the Festival—promising an even better experience for all. 

The Festival bring together stakeholders from different fields of endeavor as well as talented dance troupes for stimulating drama and dance displays. The goal of the initiative is to promote the potentials of our creative Industry and their role in nation-building.

A recent release by the Executive Director Drum Majors For Peace, Amb. Nsikan Paul, stated that "Inline with Goal 17 of the sustainable development goals SDGs (Partnership For The Goals), the initiative will feature other reputable organizations including THE NATIONAL TROUPE OF NIGERIA (NTN), BLACKBONES THEATER KOMPANY, ALEXREPORTS, SAGEWORKS, ABUJA PR, ABUJA DANCERS INFO, MORE NEWS.NG, FELA MEDIA and other brands to make this edition richer than the previous editions"

He added that The main objectives of the event includes:

1. To Galvanize support for the promotion of Sustainable Development Goal 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions.

2. To Promote unity and social cohesion, especially after the recent general elections, through creative expressions and entertainment.

3. To complement government's effort in the diversification of our nation's economy through digital and creative economy to reduce much reliance on the oil sector.

4. To bring stakeholders together for policy formation and promotion that would improve and add value to our creative and tourism sectors.

The 2023 National Unity Dance Festival is geared to uniting the nation.

Please register for the hybrid edition of the festival

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