Photos From Calabar International Carnival 2012

The 2012 edition of one of Africa’s biggest street carnivals, the Calabar International Carnival, lived up to expectations as it attracted more foreign tourists who visited Calabar for the carnival.

It is gradually matching up to the standard big carnivals like the Nottinghill Carnival in the UK and the Rio Carnival in Brazil have set.

Even with absence of the ailing governor of the state, Liyel Imoke, the carnival didn’t fail to hold as the atmosphere around the streets of Calabar was lively. Top Africa’s pay-TV provider, DSTV did a live broadcast of the event. Both local and international media had their reporters covering the carnival.

Brazilian Sampa performed on the stage right before the performance of TRINADAD AND TOBAGO who used drums and acoustics to play many local tunes.

2012 CALABAR INTERNATIONA CARNIVAL is great fun filled event that truly worths all the troubles and roads closed to allow the processions of the entertainers. The carnival was started by Donald Duke, governor of the state between 1999-2007.

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14 Comments

  • Hmmm! Guys wooo! Woo! Woooo! I think dis is way beyond fun imagine if as a child u went out with ur parents 2 watch d carnival mehn! Dats not cool mehn! I wanna knw hu d fuck invited those mermaids(brazil girls)

  • all una negative comment una dey craze, una no dey eva see better thing 4 ur xtry
    abeg joo dem try wella, kudos to calabar carnival

  • wel gud 2 ave a beautiful carnival like this, but let the women try and adjust 2 be able to ave level of decency bcos of our society especially young ones. kudos 2 the organizers.

  • Sum of dz pics r nt d calabar carnival pics…
    Master Blaster is said to be the biggest participant in the calabar carnival. It is reputed to parade about 2,000 performers. The other 4 bands parade an average 1,200 each. So, in total there were about 8,000 performers in the competitive bands. The non competitive bands must have contributed another 1,000; consequently bringing the estimated number of performers to about 9,000.
    We can assume that 50 percent of the performers were female. ie about 4,500.
    My question: why is it that despite this large number of indigenous female participants, it only the pictures of the 10 female guest artistes from brazil that is being posted all over the place as evidence of calabar carnival being only an exercise in female nudity?
    I am merely speaking before we are all bullied into silence by a very vocal and apparently very ascetic group.

  • This is jxt d way a standard carnival shud always look like… See d passion, they really showed wot their cultures are capable of… As to those of you dat are antagonising dem, na was ƒѻя̲̣̥​ y’all Oº°˚˚˚°ºh .. This carnival is not meant ƒѻя̲̣̥​ underage if you can’t keep quiet and watch wit ur little eyes.

  • This is jxt d way a world class carnival shud always look like… See d passion, they really showed wot their cultures are capable of… As to those of you dat are antagonising dem, na was ƒѻя̲̣̥​ y’all Oº°˚˚˚°ºh .. This carnival is not meant ƒѻя̲̣̥​ underage if you can’t keep quiet and watch wit ur little eyes.

  • I am grateful for the honest response. People never appreciate good things yet they r always ready to tanish the good image of others. If u r not a fan or not in support of the fun loving and decent calabar carnival pls shut your mouths and stay away.
    Calabar carnival rocks!!!!!!!!!

  • I am really disappointed with all these indecent,crazy and nude brazilian pics all over! Whosoever posted these pics is not a proud Nijerian. This means d cultural legacy we are leaving for our children is indecency. CARNIRIV makes more sense!

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