LAGOS, Nigeria; 2nd October 2018
It was an unforgettable and fun-filled experience for the over 4,000 kids who attended the second edition of the Nickelodeon family festival, Nickfest which held on the 29th and 30th September at Federal Palace Hotel, Lagos
Hosted by the hilarious duo of IK Osakioduwa and Nigeria’s Got Talent winner, Amarachi, the event fully delivered on its promise of bringing massive fun to kids as they all saw their favourite animated Nickelodeon’s superstar characters come to life. There was SpongeBob Squarepants, Adventure Bay’s intrepid pups, Skye, Rubble Marshall and Chase from Paw Patrol, the energetic Dora the Explorer with her animal rescuer cousin, Diego and her best pal, Boots to everyone’s favourite genies, Shimmer and Shine and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
The kids’ event was a blend of great fun and amazing music from some of Nigeria’s best music acts such as M.I Abaga, Simi, Adekunle gold and Mayorkun who satisfactorily entertained the children, parents and fun lovers with some of their family-friendly songs which of course got the whole venue in an endless sing-along. MTV’s Folu Storms, Cool FM’s Mannie, IK Osakioduwa as well as other celebrities in attendance, got slimed several times over to raise awareness and funds for indigent Children’s Trust project.
They all slithered around and bathed in thousands of liters of gloriously gooey slime in the legendary slime zone. The venue was transformed into a beautiful wonderland for the kids with amazing toys, fun game and activities, and plenty colour, notably the Nickelodeon traditional bright orange which helped achieve a beautiful, fun-friendly and relaxing ambiance.
Speaking at the venue of the event, Alex Okosi, Executive Vice President and Managing Director VIMN Africa, owners of Nickelodeon, said: “Over the years, Nickelodeon has entertained families world over. With NickFest in Nigeria, we have translated our hugely popular and family-centric TV entertainment content to an event experience that resonates with audiences. We had an incredible show of support from parents and kids at the 1st edition last year and this 2nd edition turns out for Nickfest in Nigeria has gained even more fans. At VIMN Africa, we are grateful for the valued support from our partner Maltina and the new associate sponsors in bringing NickFest to Lagos again.”