5th August, 2010
This month, London will once again play host to over 30,000 Nigerians that make a yearly pilgrimage to the annual Notting Hill Carnival, as this year promises to have some A-listÂ stars from Nollywood joining the party train.
Sodium Brand Solutions, organisers of the Nigerian Corner, revealed that â€˜Nigeria@50â€™ dinner party is part of activities to mark this yearâ€™s celebration, as major stars from Nollywood would be in London to grace the occasionâ€.
The party, according to the organisers, is being packaged to bring outstanding Nigerians in the UK together and celebrate their achievements. Among Nigerian artistes expected to be celebratedÂ are Tunde Bayewu of the music group Light House Family, songstress Sade Adu, international celebrity designer-Alexander Amosu and Nigeria British-born artist Yinka Shonibare.
This yearâ€™s edition has as its theme Getting Close-up To Our Motherland with the intent to project the best of Nigeria to the rest of the world. This informed the decision to include many Nollywood stars on the guest list for the dinner party.
â€œYes, most of us will be in London for the carnival. I can assure you that Nollywood will be well represented this time,â€Â said National President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, Segun Arinze.
Last year, the official Nigerian Corner at the Nottinghill carnival was on Adela Street Kensal Street in London and with a recorded attendance of over 2 million tourists from different countries of the world.
Nottinghill Carnival is the second largest street carnival in the world. The carnival started in the UK as a Afro-Caribbean festival in 1965 anÂ has been held annually in the city of London since then.