The organizers of Calabar Heritage Awards and convener of Mkpanighi- nighi movement have announced plans to host their annual event, to recognize and celebrate the deep culture and heritage of the Calabar people.

The announcement is contained in a release made available to the press on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 stating that 'the cardinal objectives of the event include but is not limited to deepening the awareness of culture amongst the old and younger generation, by increasing cultural interest '. 

The release also confirms that the ceremony will witness the showcase of existing and rising achievers from the Efik-Ibibio tribes, especially those with track records to show significant contributions to the development of community and states. 

The founder and progenitor of Mkpanighi-nighi and Calabar Heritage Awards, Edem Effiong Bassey popularly known as MC Senator, had painstakingly hosted the award ceremony and cultutral fiesta for the last five (5) years, for the 6th edition on Sunday, April 13, 2020, he has consulted the professional event management service of Famehouz production to cook up a wonderful show. 

In a chat with Famehouz entertainment boss, Sylva Bogbo, who is creative director on the project, he mentioned that Calabar Heritage Award being viable brand, is not a concept to play with, a whole lot of difference from what it was in previous years will be obvious. Although maintaining same venue (Transcorp Hotel Ballroom), Mr Sylva hinted that a lot of work is in the offing to create a befiting ambience and amusing content for the ceremony. 

' The ingenuity of MC Senator's style of comedy is unique, using Efik-Ibibio to crack ribs over the years has built him a brand and earned him a spot on the microphone at major events in the state and beyond ', Sly stated, ours is to bring in the spice and add the colours. 

Following years of dedication and consistence, the Mkpanighi-nighi organization has earned the blessings of great personalities on it's advisory board; Etubom. Arc. Bassey Eyo Ndem, High Chief. Dr.Asuquo Ekpenyong OON, Engr. Bassey Nkposong and Hon. Ekpo Ekpo Bassey, they will scruitinize the nomination and selection of outstanding sons and daughters who deserves to celebrated.

Feel free to nominate an outstanding achiever of Efik - Ibibio origin, who has made impacts, just tag #CalabarHeritageAwards

Source: Nelson NseAbasi


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