By Evelyn Affia
The 2021 edition of the Akwa Ibom Christmas Carols Festival is set to hold on Friday, December 17, 2021.
This year’s festival with the theme “The Return”, will be held at Ibom Hall Arena, Uyo.
The Special Assistant to the governor on Public Affairs, Raphael Edem disclosed this on Wednesday at a press briefing with journalists.
Mr Edem said that all arrangements have been put in place for the successful hosting of the event.
He noted that the festival was conceived to enhance the spiritual rejuvenation of the state and people, adding that the purpose has remained undefeated after 12 successful editions.
“From inception, the Akwa Ibom Christmas Carols Festival was conceived to enhance the spiritual rejuvenation of the state and people, and after 12 successful editions, that purpose of the Carols Festival has remained undefeated,” he said.
He further disclosed that this will be the first time that the event will feature two officiating ministers as the Senior Pastor of the Potter’s House Church, USA, Bishop Thomas D. Jakes and the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, are billed to minister.
“The event will also feature predominantly Nigerian/renowned gospel music ministers such as legendary Panam Percy Paul and other award-winning gospel singers like Tim Godfrey, Dunsin Oyekan, Ada Ehi, Aity Dennis, Bobby Friga, David G, Ema Onyx, GUC, Progress Effiong, John Bassey, Patience Ekwere and Uduakobong Akpan Jnr etc,” he added.
The event will also feature renowned choir groups.