Children showcased the diverse cultures of Korea-Nigeria in grand-style

Children celebrate cultural values in grand-style as Nigeria is set to participate in 2015 K-POP World Festival.

Children celebrate Korea-Nigeria cultural values in grand-style

At the just concluded Korea-Nigeria Love Fiesta, children participated in cultural performances that showcased the diverse cultures of the two countries.

Taekwondo, K-POP dance, Music, language, and much more, formed the ecstasy of the celebration that will continue to linger in the memories of over 400 Primary and Secondary students, across the six area councils in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Students from the over 14 participating schools and other invited guests, both from the private and public sectors filled who the Main Hall and Gallery of Barcelona Hotel in Abuja to celebrate Korea-Nigeria cultural values in grand-style. Vanguard Newspaper reported.

Speaking at the occasion, the Korean Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Noh Kyu-Duk, who extolled the beauty of the Nigerian culture, noted that Korea center established four years ago had secured a good foundation for the cultural exchange of the two countries.

According to him, “I have been deeply impressed with the preeminent talents and enthusiasm of Nigerian citizens for arts and culture ever since I arrived here in Nigeria.

“Nigeria has a diverse historical background and a colorful culture. With over 250 unique tribes, its literature and film industry has attracted international attention over the years. Nigeria is known for its geometric sculptures and oil paintings depicting folk culture. Local hand-woven and hand-dyed batik fabrics are affordable, enjoying immense popularity among the people.”

“As such, to flourish the two countries’ rich culture with a great artistic value, we will continue to focus on strengthening our bonds and establishing a close partnership between Korea and Nigeria to ensure that cultural exchange programmes such as Korea-Nigeria Love Day will continue to develop and attracts an increasing number of schools and students from around the country.”

On the 2015 World K-POP Festival in Seoul, the Envoy said Korea Embassy in Nigeria would do all it could to support Nigeria team that would raise the Nigeria-flag at the festival, coming up in 30 October, 2015 for the first time.

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