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Nigerian Independence Day Oct. 24 in NYC

Olayemi Odesanya | 10/23/2015, 4:27 p.m.
After the pope being in town and the U.N. General Assembly being in session last month, the annual Nigerian Independence ...
Nigerian Independence Day Photo by Nosayaba Odesanya

After the pope being in town and the U.N. General Assembly being in session last month, the annual Nigerian Independence Day New York City parade will be held this Saturday, Oct. 24. Green and white-dressed people will be at the Nigeria Consulate, 44th Street and Second Avenue, from 11 a.m. The colorful and musical parade, which displays cultural pride and politics (as some parade-goers always bring issues to the table), will go from 54th Street on Second Avenue to 44th Street. Hundreds of young people always join the elders to “chop” traditional Nigerian fair such as accara, dodo, pounded yam and jollof rice and listen to the artists and speakers on stage at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza at East 47th Street. This year, artists will include Gyptian and Skales. For more information, log on to WWW.OANweb.org.