2023 Carnival Calabar: Calas Vegas band is overall winner

Calas Vegas performance exhibited the  glory of Cross River  in greenery environment, enticing tourism destinations and more.

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2023 Carnival Calabar: Calas Vegas band is overall winner
The Calas Vegas Band

The Calas Vegas Band has emerged overall winner of the Carnival Calabar competitive events.

The winning band is led by the former Minister for Culture and Tourism and former Cross River Commissioner for Tourism, Chief Edem Duke.
The band which was one of the newest bands, performed energetically and thrilled the revellers with their beautifully decorated costumes and theatrical materials.
Calas Vegas performance exhibited the  glory of Cross River  in greenery environment, enticing tourism destinations and more.
Passion 4 band, the band with the most wins in the history of the carnival,  came second, and was led by Chief Chris Akigbe while Seagull band led by  Sen. Florence Ita-Giwa, came third.
Other competing bands in the carnival  included Bayside band, Diamond band, Freedom band and Master Blaster band.
In the Children’s Carnival Category, Passion 4 emerged winners, Seagull Band came second, while Calas Vegas secured the third position.
For the Local Government Area  Category,  Odukpani came first, Akpabuyo emerged second and Calabar South won the third position.
For the Cultural Festival, Akwa Ibom  came first, Ebonyi  second, while Edo and Ondo state both came third in the state category.
The street party segment of the carnival which started at the Millennium Park witnessed a 12 kilometres performance through to the UJ Esuene Stadium where performances continued till dawn,  when the winners were announced.
Each of the band performed in line with the theme for the carnival “Season of Sweetness” and were assessed by teams of jury.
BRANDPOWER reports that the carnival attracted top dignitaries across the country.
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