Akwa Calabar Carnival Abuja, which is also known as Akwa Cross Carnival Abuja (ACCA Festival) is a body registered with the cooperate affairs commission with registration number CAC/BN2675421. The event is tag as “Africa’s Most Exciting Festival” and its held annually in the heart of F.C.T Abuja, Nigeria. Our motivation is to bring the true spirit and essence of worldwide carnivals to the federal capital territory Abuja, Nigeria. The festival is a fundraising event to charity.
The theme for the 2018 carnival was “Your Vote Counts”. Which was aimed in educating the youth on realizing the importance of citizenship, exercising their franchise and taking active participation in the Nigerian political process. Hence making it a prerequisite for all the 4,000 (four thousands) members from our four different carnival band to own a PVC (permanent voters card) before considering your registration. Therefore we as a group tend to increase Nigeria Voting strength by 4,000 (four thousands) from the initiative.
The event was slated for 22nd December 2018, and it was broadcasted on TV stations. It incorporated the carnival dry run, after carnival Concert, and the Face Of Akwa Calabar Carnival Abuja (Face Of ACCA) which features various contestant from different part of the country. The venue for the festival was Akwa Ibom state house, central business district, Abuja.
OBJECTIVES OF THE FESTIVAL
The objectives of the Akwa Calabar Carnival Abuja are three part:
- To Participant.
- Relevance to stake holders
Akwa Calabar Carnival Abuja is aimed at bringing people from different parts of the country and in diaspora to the federal capital territory Abuja, in other for participant to enjoy the fun, true spirit and essence of worldwide carnivals at a relatively low or zero cost with their families, friends and loved ones.
The festival will help to bring people from different parts of the country to the federal capital territory Abuja which will boost the cultural mosaic of Nigeria people while entertaining thousands of spectators within and outside the country. The Festival will also help to boost industry for all stake holders, making the federal capital territory Abuja, Nigeria a tourism center.
RELEVANCE TO STAKE HOLDERS
To establish a medium were stake holders will benefit from increase Patronage in values and customers participation through our massive media hype from almost all the media houses in the federal capital territory Abuja. It will also avail retailers and business owners the opportunity to transact their business through out the carnival periods in various allocated stands.