In a bid to push urban culture forward, The Lucid Company in collaboration with Visual.ng and Seven Seasons present the first-ever Ubarn Yam Fest; a carefully curated celebration of Nigerian Yam Culture put together for the Nigerian Youth.
With Free PalmWine available at the venue and multiple yam dishes on sale by various vendors, the Urban Yam Fest seeks to unite Nigeria’s youth, giving urban relevance to an already existing cultural festival celebrated in most parts of Nigeria. The event will be hosted by Chuey Chu with Chefs Zoey Blaq, Obubu and Narhi as guest chefs. The music will be handled by BigFootInYourFace and DJ Dapper.
The Urban YamFest will take place on the 31st of August 2019 at Seven Seasons, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos.
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