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Destination Ondo set to host Asun Carnival 2022

By Maria Diamond
23 April 2022   |   4:04 am
With the resounding success of Asun Carnival last year as a debuting event created by Destination Ondo under the President of La Campagne, Otunba Wanle Akinboboye, the carnival, which was later adopted by the Ondo State government, is set for its second run on May 2, 2022.

With the resounding success of Asun Carnival last year as a debuting event created by Destination Ondo under the President of La Campagne, Otunba Wanle Akinboboye, the carnival, which was later adopted by the Ondo State government, is set for its second run on May 2, 2022.
  
The event, which will be held at the Ondo Township Stadium, would treat guests, local communities and other attendees to an enriched line up of entertaining events besides the street parades by the revelers, different bands and sections of the carnival that is geared to enliven their day.
  
Other activities to unfold during the carnival, which is tagged ‘The Pride Of Our Identity,’ include: Road shows, dance, music, fashion parade and contest kolokun contest and Asun Ibile contest.
 

 
One of the major features of the carnival, which is to be hosted in collaboration with the Ondo State Ministry of Culture and Tourism, is food culture, a display of the rich and vast culinary offerings of the people of Ondo town and the state in general.
  
Speaking on the event, Akinboboye said it is devoted to energising the economy of the town and the state by engaging the youths and other segments of the society in a meaningful venture that engages their skills, brains and creative talents.
  
According to him, preparation for the carnival, which promises to be colourful, entertaining and fulfilling has long started with the local production of the various outfits, including foot wears and accessories. The garment factory created by Destination Ondo in the town has engaged hundreds of tailors and other artisans to produce the items for the carnival. 
  
With the commitment of Destination Ondo to Ondo tourism development and growth for the next generation, Akinboboye disclosed that Ondo town is set for transformation as the growth of tourism is expected to have multiplier effects on the socio-economic development of the town that is noted for its vast and rich tourism offerings.