PICTURES: GLITZ AND GLAMOUR FROM CARNIVAL CALABAR 2017

The much anticipated Africa’s Biggest Street Party held annually on the 28th of December in Calabar, Cross River State has come and gone.

It was a display of glitz and glamour as the five carnival bands danced round the 12-kilometre carnival routes from night till the early hours of the next day.

The colours on display by the various bands were exciting, bold and interesting, interpreting the 2017 theme ‘Migration’. Costumes and celebrities on display also added colour and panache to the event.

Thousands of residents, visitors and tourists lined up the streets to catch a glimpse of the colourful attires on display at Africa’s biggest street party.

Here are some pictures of the eye-catching outfits and processions.

L-R Cross Rivers State Deputy Governor, Ivara Esu, Cross River State Governor, Ben Ayade; His Wife Mrs Ayade; Sen Florence Ita Giwa and Former Deputy Governor of Cross River State during the Flaggoff Of Carnival Calabar 2017. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke
L-R Cross Rivers State Deputy Governor, Ivara Esu, Cross River State Governor, Ben Ayade; His Wife Mrs Ayade; Sen Florence Ita Giwa and Former Deputy Governor of Cross River State during the Flaggoff Of Carnival Calabar 2017.
Members of Masta Blasta Band with Weaver Bird Costume to depict Hard Work during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar in Cross River State Yesterday. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke
Members of Masta Blasta Band with Weaver Bird Costume to depict Hard Work during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar. 
Members of Masta Blasta Band with Pigeon Costume to depict Justice during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar in Cross River State Yesterday. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke
Members of Masta Blasta Band with Pigeon Costume to depict Justice during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar.
Members of Masta Blasta Band with Lion Costume during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar in Cross River State Yesterday. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke
Members of Masta Blasta Band with Lion Costume during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar.
Members of Masta Blasta Band with butterfly Costume during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar in Cross River State Yesterday. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke
Members of Masta Blasta Band with butterfly Costume during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar.
Members of Masta Blasta Band during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar in Cross River State Yesterday. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke
Members of Masta Blasta Band during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar
Members of Seagull Band during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar in Cross River State Yesterday. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke
Members of Seagull Band during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar 
Members of Seagull Band during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar in Cross River State Yesterday. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke
Members of Seagull Band during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar
Member of Seagull Band wearing a Costume depicting Hunger during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar in Cross River State Yesterday. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke
Member of Seagull Band wearing a Costume depicting Hunger during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar 
Member of Seagull Band wearing a Costume depicting Slavery during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar in Cross River State Yesterday. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke
Member of Seagull Band wearing a Costume depicting Slavery during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar 
Member of Seagull Band wearing a Costume depicting Slavery during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar in Cross River State Yesterday. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke
Member of Seagull Band wearing a Costume depicting Slavery during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar 
Member of Seagull Band during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar in Cross River State Yesterday. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke
Member of Seagull Band during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar 
A Dummy Aircraft designed by Freedom Band during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar in Cross River State Yesterday. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke
A Dummy Aircraft designed by Freedom Band during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar
Members of Freedom Band during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar in Cross River State Yesterday. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke
Members of Freedom Band during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar 
Members of Freedom Band during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar in Cross River State Yesterday. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke
Members of Freedom Band during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar 
A Dummy Ship Designed by Freedom Band during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar in Cross River State Yesterday. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke
A Dummy Ship Designed by Freedom Band during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar 
A Dummy Ship Designed by Freedom Band during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar in Cross River State Yesterday. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke
A Dummy Ship Designed by Freedom Band during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar
Members of Freedom Band wearing Foreign Currency Costume during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar in Cross River State Yesterday. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke
Members of Freedom Band wearing Foreign Currency Costume during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar 
Members of Freedom Band wearing costume Depicting Migration during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar in Cross River State Yesterday. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke
Members of Freedom Band wearing costume Depicting Migration during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar 
A Member of Freedom Band during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar in Cross River State Yesterday. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke
A Member of Freedom Band during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar in Cross River State 
A Member of Freedom Band during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar in Cross River State Yesterday. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke
A Member of Freedom Band during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar 
Members of Bayside Band wearing a Costume Depicting Slavery during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar in Cross River State Yesterday. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke
Members of Bayside Band wearing a Costume Depicting Slavery during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar 
King and Queen of Bayside Band Leading other Members of the Band during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar in Cross River State Yesterday. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke
King and Queen of Bayside Band Leading other Members of the Band during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar 
Members of Non-Competing Imo State Band during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar in Cross River State Yesterday. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke
Members of Non-Competing Imo State Band during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar 
Members of Non-Competing Imo State Band during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar in Cross River State Yesterday. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke
Members of Non-Competing Imo State Band during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar 
Members of Non-Competing Imo State Band during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar in Cross River State Yesterday. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke
Members of Non-Competing Imo State Band during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar
Members of Non-Competing Imo State Band during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar in Cross River State Yesterday. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke
Members of Non-Competing Imo State Band during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar 
Members of Non-Competing Imo State Band during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar in Cross River State Yesterday. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke
Members of Non-Competing Imo State Band during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar 
Members of Non-Competing Governor's Band during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar in Cross River State Yesterday. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke
Members of Non-Competing Governor’s Band during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar 
Members of Non-Competing Governor's Band during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar in Cross River State Yesterday. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke
Members of Non-Competing Governor’s Band during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar 
Members of Non-Competing Governor's Band during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar in Cross River State Yesterday. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke
Members of Non-Competing Governor’s Band during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar 
A Mamoth Crowd of Participants and Spectors during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar in Cross River State Yesterday. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke
A Mamoth Crowd of Participants and Spectors during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar
Members of Masta Blasta Band during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar in Cross River State Yesterday. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke
Members of Masta Blasta Band during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar 
Members of Freedom Band during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar in Cross River State Yesterday. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke
Members of Freedom Band during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar 
Member of Seagull Band during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar in Cross River State Yesterday. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke
Member of Seagull Band during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar
Members of Non-Competing Independent National Electoral Commission INEC Band during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar in Cross River State Yesterday. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke
Members of Non-Competing Independent National Electoral Commission INEC Band during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar in Cross River State 
Member Freedom Band during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar in Cross River State Yesterday. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke
Member Freedom Band during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar in Cross River State
Member Seagull Band Entertaining Guest during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar in Cross River State Yesterday. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke
Member Seagull Band Entertaining Guest during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar in Cross River State 
Members of Freedom Band during the Main Event of the 2017 Carnival Calabar in Cross River State Yesterday. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke

Photo Credit: Nwankpa Chijioke

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