All roads led to Harrow Park in the Central Business District of the nation’s capital on independence day October 1st, 2016 for the Abuja Grill Festival.

The ooze of barbecue and all kinds of grilled food welcomed the guests and they strolled in by the minute. The crowd was large, energetic and diverse with demographic ranging from adults, to young teens, youths and even children as they came to celebrate the independence break.

Host for the event was Matilda Duncan, DJ kenny was on the wheels of steel alongside his hypeman, Jasuper serving the crowd with party-ready tracks and setting the mood for an unforgettable feast of flavours.

The food vendors included; Smoking Goat Grill, Grind Grill, Bolicious, Good Eats Nigeria, Grill Party Abuja, Grills in and Out, Honey Dew Pops, Chop N’ Go Nigeria, 41 Rogue, Blue Sky Grillz, Whitecloudshookah Contessa Gourmet Foods and many more.

The event also witnessed an electrifying performance by Chocolate City’s Koker while X3m music stars Simi and Sammy got the guests up on their feet as they cheered and revelled in the moment. Other artists include; Amuta Stone, Cnik Ree, Lyrical Dr Smith with choreography performances from the A.M.A studios.

The famed Grill Master Class was also an highlight of the event as co-ordinator Francis Ebie (GMG), famously known as Grill Master Grind, gave a detailed showing on the preparation of various grilled dishes infused with Jack Daniels and also conducted the spicey chicken wings competition.

The kids were not left out, various games such as bouncing castles, rodeo bull, train rides and mountain climbing were deployed courtesy of Wiggle parties.

Abuja Grill Festival will be back next year, October 1st for the 2017 edition while the Lagos edition holds in April 2017 during the Easter holidays, Be ready for it!

Photography by Jtimdal Photography, Vanity Imagen.