Last week, Ekiti State stood still, as art and culture took over the landscape. The entire state literally poured into Ado, the capital, to celebrate this year’s Ekiti Festival of Arts and Culture (EKIFEST 2019). The streets of Ado were overrun by a cultural heritage that was rich and highly treasured.
Held from December 11 to 13, 2019, the festival was full of colours and fun. It was, indeed, a festival of African dance, music and other performing arts.
On the opening day, a babble of excited voices and panoply of drum displays welled up in the typical Ekiti dialect at the Ekiti Parapo Pavilion on New Iyin Road, Ado-Ekiti. The capital city was magnificent in bold colours, as the festival provided the avenue for unleashing the best of the state.