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Igbofest Sponsor Packet Overview

December 31, 2019 |by IgboFest | 0 Comments | blog

OVERVIEW OF THE PROGRAM

The IgboFest Houston (IgboFest) has reigned for over 15 years in the city of Houston bringing in performers from across the United States from Chicago to New Orleans including Nigeria. This Performance will consist of professional dancers of Nigerian and Non-Nigerian descent that has embraced the Igbo culture to display an array of cultural dances and folklore with an educational twist. Group performances will range from traditional to acrobatic and key appearances from various masquerades from Igboland.

IgboFest strives to sustain and re-enact significant episodes in Igbo cultural history. It will be presented and defined through art, literature, costumes, customs, education, fashion and festive dances that will bring cultural relevance on a global scale. The world is made up of great cultures and if we foster them positively, it will pay huge dividends in love, international understanding and a better world.

ENGAGEMENT

Igbo Fest Houston aims to reclaim cultural capital where it has been damaged or lost. There is a lack of exposure of authentic international performing arts promoting African tradition and folklore that creates a global exchange to under-deserved communities. In addition, there is a lack of factual perception about the diversity of African cultures.

OBJECTIVES

  • Drive program awareness for international performing arts.
  • Support global exchange to a diverse population
  • Positively impact under-served communities and inner-city schools
  • Inspire and educate through a robust display of performances

BENEFITS

Your company will partake in an initiative that activates community building and cultural awareness. IgboFest is a dynamic symbol that represents global exchange in the city of Houston. Your company will align with IgboFest to support a global exchange that provides an educational platform through international performing arts. Join the movement to boost sustainable development in the areas of social equality, economic and community solidarity. Just as you have continued to preserve a quality product, you will continue this mission by supporting IgboFest that has engrained the basic theme of perpetuation and propagation of the revered African Igbo ancestral life and cultural values.

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Key Dates to Remember (All meetings are mandatory)

December 31, 2019 |by IgboFest | 0 Comments | blog |

VOLUNTEER’S MEETING

May 19, 2020 (Tuesday)

Central Market

(2nd Floor- Community Room)

3815 Westheimer Road

Houston, Texas 77027

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

FASHION PARADE PARTICIPANTS MEETING

June 9, 2020 (Tuesday)

June 16, 2020 (Tuesday)

Igbo Catholic Community Center

8250 Creekbend Drive

Houston, Texas 77071

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

IGBOFEST PARTICIPANTS MEETING

June 11, 2020 (Thursday)

Igbo Catholic Community Center

8250 Creekbend Drive

Houston, Texas 77071

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

 

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Igbo Sponsorship Levels are now available

December 30, 2019 |by IgboFest | 1 Comments | blog

SPONSOR LEVELS

Platinum – $10,000

Premium festival display with exclusivity for product/service – setup provided by company

Logo placement on all promotional material

Logo and company’s website link on website

Press Release noting premier sponsorship

Pre-Marketing Media mentions and announcements through the program

Company logo prominently displayed on Main Festival Banner

Exclusive (up to 4) Flag Banners displayed at prominent areas on-site

Logo on Official T-Shirt for IgboFest Houston

Prominently displayed in the Program Booklet

Special IgboFest Promotional Basket

(15 – 20) VIP Tickets for special seating on-site

Corporate Branded Tent – $10,000

Company must provide tent —–specifications are 30 x 30 x 10

Logo placement on all promotional material

Logo and company’s website link on website

Press Release noting premier sponsorship

Company logo prominently displayed on Main Festival Banner

Logo placement in the Program Booklet

Special IgboFest Promotional Basket

Special seating reserved for company inside tent

Gold – $7,500

Premium festival display with exclusivity for product/service – setup provided by company

Logo placement on all promotional material

Logo and company’s website link on website

Press Release noting premier sponsorship

Company logo prominently displayed on Main Festival Banner

Exclusive (up to 2) Flag Banners displayed at prominent areas on-site

Logo placement in the Program Booklet

Special IgboFest Promotional Basket

Pre-marketing videos noted as Sponsor

Logo placement on cups for drinks

(10 – 15) VIP Tickets for special seating on-site

Silver – $5,000

Premium festival display with exclusivity for product/service – setup provided by company

Logo placement on all promotional material

Logo and company’s website link on website

Exclusive Flag banners displayed on-site

Press Release noting premier sponsorship

Company logo prominently displayed on Main Festival Banner

Logo placement in the Program Booklet

(10 – 15) VIP Tickets for special seating on-site

Complimentary selected promotional items/merchandise

Bronze – $2,500

Logo placement on all promotional material

Vendor booth space based on availability

Company logo displayed on Main Festival Banner

Logo placement in the Program Booklet

(5 – 10) VIP Tickets for special seating on-site

Complimentary selected promotional items/merchandise

Copper – $1000

Logo placement on all promotional material

Vendor booth space based on availability

Company logo displayed on Main Festival Banner

Logo placement in the Program Booklet

(up to 5) VIP Tickets for special seating on-site

Complimentary selected promotional items/merchandise

Community of Friends – $500

Company logo displayed on Main Festival Banner

Logo placement in the Program Booklet

Complimentary selected promotional items/merchandise

 

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Houston City Hall, Highway bridges to be illuminated in green to celebrate Nigeria’s Independence

December 29, 2019 |by IgboFest | 0 Comments | blog |

This will be the first time such an honor would be accorded to Nigeria by Houston–the fourth largest city in the United States

By Anthony Obi Ogbo (International Guardian News – Houston, TX)

One of the facilitators of the Nigerian Cultural Parade, Linda Anukwuem walked out from the Houston City Hall two days ago with some good news. On Friday, September 27, 2019, the eve of the most awaited Nigerian Cultural Parade, the City of Houston will be honoring Nigeria’s Independence Day by illuminating both the City Hall and major Highway bridges “green-white-green”. This will be the first time such an honor would be accorded to Nigeria by Houston–the fourth largest city in the United States.

This might not be a surprise if the social, political, and economic significance of these people in the City of Houston is placed in the right context.  For instance, information from the U.S. Department of State indicates that Greater Houston has the largest Nigerian expatriate population in the United States, bragging an estimated 150,000 residents scattered in all facets of the economy.

The next day, September 28th, Houston will join Nigerians all over downtown to mark this country’s national day and showcase a rich people and culture, International Guardian gathered. October is officially Nigeria’s Independence month because this country, the most populous in Africa, gained independence from Great Britain on October 1, 1960.

Thus, celebrating Nigeria’s 59th Independence in a city–one of the most diverse in the United States, stands to promote and advance the cultural, civic and social welfare of this community. Studies show that Nigerians are the single largest contemporary African immigrant group in the United States. In addition, the city of Houston is home to the highest population of Nigerians outside of the country.

The Bridge across Highway 59. On Friday, September 27, 2019, the eve of the most awaited Nigerian Cultural Parade, the City of Houston will be honoring Nigeria’s Independence Day by illuminating both the City Hall and major Highway bridges green.

In an interview last month about the Nigerian Parade, Ms. Anukwuem told International Guardian that “Nigerians are known for their extravagant flair and this event should be no different.  So, along the parade route, there will be various cultural groups, associations, and schools marching to showcase their group and display their culture through song, dance, and fashion. Also, attendees will be entertained with special dance presentations from specific groups.”

Currently, a preview of the Nigeria Masquerade Exhibition is in progress at City Hall leading up to the annual parade. According to Ms.  Anukwuem “this Exhibition be held all through celebration from September 30 – October 2 at the A.D. Players Theater in the Galleria area.”

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“Houston Kwenu!” Houston’s Downtown wears a traditional look as Igbofest hits Discovery Green

December 28, 2019 |by IgboFest | 0 Comments | blog |

y Anthony Ogbo – International Guardian – Houston, TX

Today July 13th, the 18th Annual IgboFest   – the largest African cultural festival in the City of Houston commences at the Discovery Green – 1500 McKinney starting at 2:30 pm.  The colorful carnival which has been around for over 15 years makes its Downtown debut to conveniently accommodate thousands of Houstonians from a diverse culture who are enthusiastic about the rich Igbo culture.

Friday, the organizer with a few performers were featured in two local Televisions appearances. They were featured on Great Day Houston, a local talk show hosted by Deborah Duncan, following CBS This Morning. Late in the evening, the group made it to the Isiah Factor Uncensored, a Fox 26 news talk show. Each appearance showcased a preview of today’s event.

Today’s event will showcase group performances ranging from traditional to acrobatic dancers. Other displays will involve very rare masquerades from the Igboland. The IgboFest experience will be sensational. Earlier in the month, Prof. Chris Ulasi, president of Ndi-Ichie Cultural Association, overseers of Ndi Ichie Youth Cultural Foundation told International Guardian that, “This event is free, so we are urging Houstonians to come out for an international experience and witness the award winning and most recognized Igwe Cultural Entertainment group, awe-inspiring dancers, fashion parade filled with authentic-traditional wears and to learn why the African heritage  and indeed the Igbo culture are traditionally motivating and spiritually authentic.”

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