The Adire Festival took place in Lagos as a week-long event from December 5th-11th 2023. The event took place at the National Museum Onikan.
On getting to the event, one will appreciate the artifacts scattered all around the museum. Also present at the event were men of the press who were there to cover the event.
Present at the event was the US Consulate for Arts General Will Stevens who attended the event with his entourage. First, the Director General of the National Museum Prof. (Dr.) Anupa Pande took him around the museum to show him the renovations that have recently taken place at the centre.
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In her welcoming speech, she appreciated the consulate for their partnership and support all year round. She also thanked the consulate for its efforts to ensure that the Museum is seen in the best light abroad.
In the same vein, the Consulate assured of its support and love for the National Museum and its plan to always use its position to push the centre forward.
After the welcome ceremony, the other days featured exhibitions from exhibitors who came to sell their Adire wares. There were Adire bags, dresses, beads and other Nigeria made goods.
The event was a good way to showcase Nigerian made goods to the international market.
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