Africa: South Africa, Mexico, Lithuania emerge winners at International Carnival Calabar 2018
South Africa has emerged the winner of the International Carnival Calabar 2018 held in Cross Rivers State
With over 28 nations performing at this year’s carnival, the dancers from the South African nations against all odds put a scintillating performance to gain the coveted top spot at the event.
The South Africans with bold bare skin Zulu dance held the carnival revellers at the U.J. Esuene Stadiumto a spell and lit up event their cultural dance steps.
South Africa was able to perform without music when the sound equipment gave up. Without music they still held the audience to a spell who kept asking for more from them.
South American nation, Mexico came second at the carnival with obvious dance step which characterises the country. The Mexican men who wore a white shirt and red trousers moved in symmetry with their female counterpart who wore beautiful red attires.
Lithuania which put a crowd sharing performance settled for the third position. The crowed was enamoured by the group’s acrobatic display of fireworks. Some sections of the stadium’s lighting systems were put off to enable the audience better appreciate the fire presentation by the group. By the time their presentation was finished which ended with the spelling of Calabar on fire, the stadium resonated with a standing ovation.
Also, Ethiopia, Ukraine, USA, Kenya, Ghana, Swaziland and Brazil were the Crowds favourite.
Although, Swaziland didn’t make the top spot, they were one of the brides of the revellers at the carnival. Like their South African neighbour they put up a fascinating performance with bold bare skin Swazi dance with energetic dance steps.
Ghana also put up a good performance with a blend of acrobatic and bare skin dance mixed with some spiritual display.
by Friday Nwosu