Over 4,000 Children and Families Bring Nickelodeon’s First ever Nickfest in Nigeria to Life
NICKFEST made its debut in Nigeria over the weekend courtesy of Nickelodeon, popular family entertainment TV network owned by Viacom International Media Networks Africa (VIMN Africa) in partnership with Maltina.
The two-day fun-filled festival which is by far Nigeria’s largest family-centric festival was all shades of fun as kids splashed around in thousands of litres of gloriously gooey slime at the legendary Slime Zone. The venue was transformed into a massive kiddies’ wonderland with amazing toys, fun games and activities, and plenty color, notably the Nickelodeon and Maltina traditional bright orange which helped achieved a vibrantly playful ambience.
The organizers were also able to bring in popular celebrities like Yemi Alade, Mr. P (Paul of P-Square), Simi, Chioma Akpotha, Ill Blizz, Mr. Eazi, Samantha Walsh and Ehiz who got slimed several times over to raise awareness and funds for The North East Children’s Trust. Parents and guardians also had a wonderful time channeling their inner child as they joined the slime dunk at the Slime Zone. The music stars entertained the attendees with their family-friendly songs setting the whole venue into a fun-filled sing-along stage.
The festival also featured the popular Nickelodeon show characters, Shimmer & Shine, Sponge Bob Square Pants, The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles- Leo, Donnie, Raph and Mikey & Paw Patrol’s- Ryder, Chase, Marshall, Rubble and Sky-, who dazzled both kids and parents with amazing performances.
Alex Okosi, Executive Vice President and Managing Director VIMN Africa, said: “Nickelodeon has been great for kids & family in Africa as a brand since we launched in 2008. We pride ourselves in delivering great opportunities to celebrate the brand values of Nickelodeon of putting kids first in everything we do through entertaining content with great stories and characters that empower to learn while they play. We are excited to partner with Maltina to execute a very successful first ever NICKFEST in NIGERIA.”