Nigeria will be given the opportunity to showcase her cultural heritage in form of drama, poems, dance, and others in Jamaica as part of events to commemorate her 60th independence anniversary.
The Nigeria High Commissioner to Jamaica, Dame Tamuno, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday, at an event themed, ‘Emancipation jubilee.’
Tamuno noted that the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, is scheduled to represent President Muhammadu Buhari at the occasion.
She said, “As part of the celebration, the Nigeria High Commission is collaborating with the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment, and Sports of Jamaica to showcase the rich culture of the Nigerian people at the emancipation vigil in Seville Heritage Park, St. Ann Parish. The Honourable Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, is scheduled to represent Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, on the occasion
“The Minister will make a statement at the Assembly of the 27th session of the International Seabed Authority on the commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the adoption and opening for signature of the convention. This is to expose the rich cultural heritage of the country to the outside world and cement the excellent relationship between the two nations.
“Some of Nigerian cultural heritage to be performed include Ada Ada – a cultural performance depicting the Igbo traditional marriage), ‘Spoken word on motherland’ by a Jamaican student in a high school in Calabar; Unity dance (a cultural performance showcasing the major ethnic groups in Nigeria), Nigerian solo highlife song to be performed by a Nigerian doctor, cultural performance by Seki cultural troupe from Rivers State in Nigeria and Nigerian contemporary dance.”
Tamuno also said that Onyeama will be a guest at the coronation of Jamaica’s 60th Miss Festival.