The 2017 African Drums Festival being organised by Ogun State government has kicked off with little or no improvement from the previous edition.
Despite complaints and suggestions on how to improve on the hosting of the maiden edition of the festival which was tagged Nigerian Drums Festival last year, there seems to be no new twist to the event.
Hopes of residents of Abeokuta as well as invited guests, who turned out in their hundreds were dashed as they were served with any special delicacy of culture.
Poor and uncoordinated arrangements made by the Organising Committee also added more salt to the injury of the festival.
Huge amount of money, which was believed to have been spent by the government in hosting the event, ended up in private pockets and subsequently didn’t give the festival the much-needed glamour it deserves.