Maiden Arewa Festival And Award to Hold In Lagos
Over two centuries ago, the Hausas made their first contact with the Yorubas of the South-West. The story behind the migration of the Arewa community to Lagos, cum the name ‘AGEGE’ justifies the history of the socio-economic ties between the Hausas and the Yorubas.
The Arewa community migrated to Lagos basically for trade. This was aided by the railway line which bridged the gap between the North and South-West. The trains brought cattle from the North, and conveyed Kola nuts up north from the South-West.
The Arewa Community in Lagos, in general, has all established socio-economic communities contributing immeasurably to the growth of the state. It is altogether pleasant to mention the political structure of the Arewa community and its political loyalty to her wonderful host, the Yorubas. His Royal Highness Alhaji Mohammed Dogon Kada the seventh Sarkin Hausawa of Agege confirmed that His emirate inherited a fantastic relationship with the host community and he has continued the tradition of mutual respect and inter-relationship between the Hausas and Yorubas in Lagos.
On a visit to the Sarki Fulani His Royal Highness Alhaji Mohammed A. Bambado, Led by Director Ethnic Affairs BOS-ICG, the Central Organising Committee of Arewa Festival and the Project Consultant; Xmedia Group, His Royal Highness equally confirmed a great history of migration to Lagos and a wonderful relationship with the Yorubas.
In view of the above history and the quest to maintain mutual trust, peace, and prosperity between the Hausas and the Yorubas, and most importantly to confirm sustained political loyalty to the good people of Lagos who have been a magnanimous host. Here is introducing, Arewa Festival & Awards Lagos 2018.
The ideals of Arewa Festival & Awards [AFA], are hinged on the virtues of ethno-religious cum socio-cultural mutual tolerance, as the foundation for national peace, unity, and prosperity. It is a celebration of the Arewa community in Lagos State, the settlement, socio-economic successes, and peaceful co-existence with her host. The festival is going to be a yearly event to celebrate the history and cultures of the Arewa people in Nigeria. More importantly; it is an exhibition of sustained loyalty to the Lagos State Government.
The Arewa Festival Lagos 2018 is set to hold in three different phases; The Press Conference & The Unveiling will take place on the 7th Dec, 2018, while the Dinner and Award is set to hold on the 28th Dec, 2018, and Lastly Festival and Exhibition is to hold on the 30th Dec, 2018 at TBS Lagos.
Royal fathers and all the major stakeholders have given their unreserved support and blessing to the success of this epical celebration of unity and prosperity.