So much fun at NickFest 2017
Yemi Alade, Kaffi, Nickelodeon Characters, Others Thrill
Right from the buildup to the event, especially with the level of publicity deployed by the organisers, there were indications that this year’s edition of NickFest was going to be huge. In fact, from the programme of activities unveiled by the organisers, it was obvious that fun loving Lagosians were in for an exciting moment.
As from 1pm, guests had strated making their way to the Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria island, Lagos, where the event was staged. Before long, the Balmoral Convention Centre was packed with guests, including children and their parents, who attended the Nickelodeon NickFest. The event, which was made possible courtesy of popular family entertainment TV channel, Nickelodeon, saw the venue transformed into a massive kiddies’ wonderland with amazing toys, fun games, and loads of sparkling bright colors.
Hosted by radio and TV personality Ik Osakiodwa and child-comedienne Emmanuella, who spiced the show with jaw breaking jokes, the event was a perfect way to set the tone for the Yuletide.
The fun celebrity Slime challenge, a favourite section at the festival, which saw MTV Base’ Samantha Walsh and Ehiz get drenched with the gooey green Slime. They sure didn’t take it as well as the younger ones, who loved prancing around in the gooey green liquid pool.
The highlight of the festival, especially for children , ame in the form of the arrival of the incredible Nickelodeon character shows, Shimmer and Shine, SpongeBob SquarePants, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Paw Patrol, who entertained both children and parents with their amazing performances.
SpongeBob SquarePants also made a character appearance and proved to be a crowd favourite, as the little festivalgoers happily chanted the popular theme song. Dora was particularly excited at releasing the green gooey slime button, which was gushed onto celebrity guests: Ehiz, Samantha Walsh, and Yemi Alade, Mr P, Chioma Akpotha, IK Osakiodwa, Mr Eazi, Ill Bliss, Alex Okosi and his son, AJ and a host of others. The celebrity slime challenge helped to raise funds for The North East Children’s Trust.
The excitement continued as festival attendees enjoyed the presence of two of their favourite celebrities, Simi and Yemi Alade, who had the entire hall, including parents and guardians, screaming in excitement, as they performed their selection of family-friendly songs.
Alex Okosi, Executive Vice President and Managing Director VIMN Africa said,“Launching NickFest in Nigeria is a major milestone for us at VIMN Africa. It provides an amazing opportunity to bring children and families together for a fun filled day featuring our famous TV characters, great music, awesome activities and lots of sticky slime. Nickelodeon is the definitive family friendly brand and we are proud to bring Nickfest to Nigeria for the first time,” he said.
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