News just reached us at GidiNoize that the Lagos State Government will be hosting the premier edition of the Lagos Carnival from the 3rd of April to the 5th of April 2010. The event is envisaged to be an enjoyable family outing for residents of the great Las Gidi as well as tourists.
During the Carnival,parades and floats will be all over major streets on Lagos Island and for the first time will also include Ikoyi and Victoria Islands. These will all culminate at the Tafawa Balewa Square (TBS) in a grand display.
I remember there used to be this afro carribean/west indian(not sure what it was) carnival in Nigeria when I was younger and I still have great memories from back then,it was a really good experience so I urge all parents to take their kids out for this and also kids from selected Secondry Schools around Lagos would be performing at the Junior Carnival which starts at 10 a.m.GidiNoize would post the list of seleted schools as soon as we get them.For now here are some pictures which show the costumes and some o the people who would be involved in the carnival.