• Chidozie Uzoezie

Dana Air Named Official Airline of Akwa Ibom Christmas Carols

Nigerian Carrier, Dana Air has been announced as the Official Airline of one of the biggest festivals in the world - The Akwa Ibom Christmas Carols Festival.

The 2017 edition of the Carols is scheduled to hold on 22nd of December, 2017 at the Uyo Township Stadium, Akwa Ibom state.

The Permanent Secretary, Akwa Ibom State Ministry of Culture and Tourism and Coordinator of the Festival, Mr Aniekpeno Mkpanang disclosed this in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom state capital.

The Akwa Ibom Christmas Carols Festival is one of the most attended festivals in the world with over 20,000 artistes and visitors expected to fly in from other parts of Nigeria, Africa, and the world.

The Akwa Ibom Christmas Carols Festival has been holding since 2008. It is a gathering of worshipers to celebrate Christmas in a unique and spectacular way.

The Carols usually feature a Grand Choir made up of thousands of Choristers, singing Carols together in an awe-inspiring way alongside ministration from top Gospel Artistes from around the globe.

Gospel music legends like multiple Grammy Award winner Shirley Caeser, Ron Kenoly, Donnie McClurkin, Israel Houghton, Chevelle Franklyn, Alvin Slaughter, Lionel Petersen, Don Moen among the others, have ministered at this event over the years.

The event has also featured top Nigerian Gospel Artistes like Nathaniel Bassey, Sammy Okposo, Sinach, Frank Edwards, Steve Crown, Panam Percy Paul, Aity Dennis Inyang, Asu Ekiye, Freke, Buchi, Lara George, among the others.

In 2014, the event set a new Guinness World Record to officially become the "Largest Assembly of Carol Singers in the World.

Having flown over 2.7 million passengers in the last 9 years of its operations, Dana Air is one of Nigeria’s leading airlines with daily flights from Lagos to Abuja, Port Harcourt, Owerri, and Uyo.

Dana Air is reputed for its innovative online products, world-class in-flight service, and unrivaled on-time performance.

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