#LagosAt50: Waterways come alive with rare Boat Regatta as celebrations continue

Posted on April 17 2017 , at 08:30 pm
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  • It was an awesome display of culture.

Beautiful representation of culture

The ongoing #LagosAt50 celebration has delivered a number of exciting activities to residents and tourists in the past few weeks, with even many more on the way.

Saturday, April 15, saw the waterways across Lagos come alive as different communities from Ikorodu, Epe, Badagary and Lagos Island displayed rich culture and tradition in form of colourful boat parades.

All the different communities came ready
Proud representation of culture
The different communities gave their best presentations
The three wise men made another appearance
The Ijaw youths wowed the audience
Beautiful!
Spectacular display of culture
The communities proudly showed off their cultures
Great entertainment
They definitely put in their best efforts

The delightful Boat Regatta which added much beauty and colour to the festive atmosphere was well attended by royal fathers, top dignitaries, government officials, guests, tourists, as well as members of host communities.

Some of the attendees included the Olu of Epe, Secretary to the Lagos State Government, Tunji Bello – who represented the Governor, Commissioner for Wealth Creation and Employment, Babatunde Durosinmi-Etti; Acting Commissioner for Tourism, Art and Culture, Hon. Adebimpe Akinsola; former Finance Commissioner, Mr. Wale Edun and Sole Administrator, Iru-Victoria Island LCDA, Princess Aderemi Adebowale.

Representative of Lagos State Governor & Secretary to the State Government, Tunji Bello at the Lagos Island venue
Acting Commissioner for Tourism, Art and Culture, Adebimpe Akinsola, Tunji Bello and more pictured at the Lagos Island venue

In addition to the general entertainment and awesome displays, the best boat crews were selected from all four locations, with winners getting exciting gifts.

The winning community from the Lagos island venue celebrating their victory

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