Umu Oganiru Carnival Flavour, Zoro and others thrill fans at 2016 edition in Enugu

The two-day event was kicked off on Friday16 December, with a street procession round the coal city.

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This year’s edition of Umu Oganiru Carnival ended with breath-taking performances by Flavour, Zoro and other popular South East artistes in Enugu state on Saturday 17 December, 2016.

The two-day event which kicked off on Friday16 December, with a street procession round the coal city continued the next day with colourful displays through Artisan, Stadium, Onu Asata, Obiagu Roundabout, UNEC Campus Gate, Kenyata Market, Agbani Road, Garki and back to the Polo Park Mall, venue of the concert.

Masquerade display on day 2 of the Umu Oganiru carnival which held in Enugu. play

Masquerade display on day 2 of the Umu Oganiru carnival which held in Enugu.

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The brand also used the occasion of the carnival to reward 24 entrepreneurs with N250,000 each by Life Continental Beer through the Life Progress Booster show, an entrepreneurial talent hunt and mentoring program targeted at helping innovative businessmen and women in the South-East. This year, a total of 200 entrepreneurs from Nnewi, Enugu, Owerri, Aba, Abakaliki and Onitsha were rewarded with a total of N50 million in the Life Progress Booster show.

“The Umu Oganiru carnival is an initiative to celebrate the progress and culture of the South-Eastern people - a culture that is hinged on entrepreneurship," said Emmanuel Agu, Portfolio Manager Mainstream Lager and Stout brands, NB Plc.

Mr Emmanuel Agu, (left) Portfolio Manager Mainstream Lager and Stout brands, NB Plc. and Jemba Moh, Judge, Life Progress Booster show, presenting a cheque of N250,000 to Anaswo Kenneth, (middle) winner Progress Booster show in Enugu on Saturday 17 December 2016 play

Mr Emmanuel Agu, (left) Portfolio Manager Mainstream Lager and Stout brands, NB Plc. and Jemba Moh, Judge, Life Progress Booster show, presenting a cheque of N250,000 to Anaswo Kenneth, (middle) winner Progress Booster show in Enugu on Saturday 17 December 2016

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Agu also said “We started the carnival with a maiden edition in Onitsha, Anambra state in 2015. This year we brought it to Enugu and next year, fans can expect a bigger and better show as we move the carnival to yet another capital of a South-Eastern state which will be announced in 2017.”

Guests were thrilled with music performances by Pammy Udi Bonch, Chijioke Mbanefo and fast rising star, Zoro. The evening ended in excitement as headline act, Flavour performed some of his hottest hits like Sexy Rosey, Nwa Baby, Ada Ada and Golibe.

Flavour entertaining the crowd during the 2016 Umu Oganiru carnival in Enugu play

Flavour entertaining the crowd during the 2016 Umu Oganiru carnival in Enugu

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The Umu Oganiru carnival is an annual event by Life Continental Beer aimed at celebrating the culture and values of people from South-East Nigeria. The word ‘Umu Oganiru’ when translated to English means ‘The Children of Progress’.

This is a feature by Life Continental Beer

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