It was a night of live music and dance, one that surely left a lot of beautiful memories in the minds and hearts of attendees when the debut edition of Afro Caribbean Night was held at Tiki Cultures last weekend in Abuja.
Afro Carribean Night by Tiki Cultures Abuja is another initiative of serial entrepreneur and hospitality expert, Adenike Isi Adeeko. The event aims to promote cultural integration of the Afro-Carribean and Nigerian cultures.
Speaking on the reason behind creating such an event, an enthused Isi stated that, “we want a situation whereby Nigerians who love the Caribbean culture can have a feel of it while in their motherland, also people from the Carribean descent would feel closer to home.”
Also speaking, Jumoke Olowolagba, a business development officer at Tiki Cultures emphasised the importance of cultural integration and the philosophy of Tiki Cultures.
“Here at Tiki Cultures we see culture not only as a way of life but as a key to open and connect cultures. And this is what we try to achieve with our events, that is why we are home to several creatives.”
An event attendee, Obizee who is also an emerging artist, described the event as a unique experience.
“It’s was amazing, I had so much fun, It’s unique in its essence. Why travel to the Caribbean for such vibe when you can have it here in Abuja? I commend Tiki Cultures for this initiative,” he said.
The event itself was nothing short of fun, guests were treated to live music and dance, a fusion of African and Caribbean sounds. The flowery themed decor of Tiki Cultures gave the event the perfect look.
The Tiki Cultures Live Band impressed as usual with a delivery of several Afro Caribbean songs, while the audience sang along. But the climax of the event was a dance presentation by Idez Dance, a 3-girl dance group based in Abuja with experience of the Caribbean culture. They dazzled the audience with a medley of dance moves all to Afro-Caribean music, in their colourful peacock-esque costumes.
Isi Adeeko’s Afro Caribbean Night wasn’t just all about music, there was also good food and drinks to entertain guests.