The Adire Festival recently took place in Vienna, Austria aimed at promoting and celebration African Culture, Heritage and community cohesion amongst people from different backgrounds.
The event was hosted by hosted by the Nigerian Charge d’ Affaires in Austria, Mr Gazing Jessy Dangtim.and was also influenced by the Nigerian Embassy in Vienna, followed by a motorcade procession to the Carnival venue in Africa Street in Vienna second district with songs, drumming and dancing from 2pm to 4pm.
Various Community leaders , Role models and dignitaries from Nigeria, UK and Austria also addressed the audience.
There were also variety of performances – songs, dance, ewi recitation, masquerade.
UK Based Chief Komolafe supported by his cultural group based in Hungary also entertained the crowd to some colourful rhythms, songs and traditional dance.
There was plenty of food and drinks.
Significantly, there was a presentation of a painting from a representative of the Ooni of Ife to the President of the ‘Egbe Omo Oduduwa’ organisers of the event.
The colourful festival attracted special guests and community leaders from different parts of Europe