By Paul Ukpabio

The best of African Diaspora are already returning to the African continent, their Motherland, to pay homage, and identify with their roots.

Few weeks ago in neighbouring Ghana, famous African American singer, Stevie Wonder, was on his ancestral soil Ghana, to take up his citizenship. And in Nigeria, few days ago, British royalty came calling, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle arrived.

Meghan got a traditional title in the western part of Nigeria, and equally identified with her ancestral home among the Ibos of Nigeria.

And back at La Campagne Tropicana Beach Resort, ours came calling too, African American business man, Andrew Douglas, flew in from Guyana in the Carribbeans to take a new name Chukwuemeka, to claim his ancestral home and identify with his Ibo brothers and sisters.

His Majesty Rex Semako I & VI, Timothy McPherson, the Lord of the Sixth Region House of Kings was on a royal visit to La Campagne Tropicana Beach Resort about this time too.

His Majesty, who presides over the House of Kings in ECO-6, which brings together innumerable indigenous Monarchs and Chiefs all over the continent of Africa and the Diaspora, including indigenous nations in Canada, Australia, the USA, Central and South America, and the Caribbean, was here, and he officiated at the naming ceremony of African American, Andrew Douglas.

And more and more returnees are coming home to La Campagne Tropicana Beach Resort on a daily basis. They are heeding the Motherland Beckons call for people of African descent to come home, to identify with their home land, the African continent.

And Motherland Beckons as founded by Tourism Icon, Otunba Olawanle Akinboboye offers them, a whole lot of fun, new lifestyle and business opportunities, Leisure and much more on arrival.

But wait for this! The biggest of this return, of this IPADA movement, is the upcoming IPADA CARNIVAL, which will be taking place from November 29th to December 8th 2024 and 2025 at La Campagne Tropicana Beach Resort.

The celebration event will witness a massive return of our brothers and sisters in Diaspora to Nigeria and then to other African countries. There will also be Friends of Africa who will be part of the celebration. Indians, Americans, Chinese, Japanese and others.

There will be a carnival on the beach: Ose Awards, the honour of An African in the Diaspora that has made Africans proud, who will be awarded 21 chieftaincy titles, by 21 African first-class kings in a mega celebration: there will be the Africa International Music Festival that will have artists from each of the 54 African countries as a central point, where people will experience African music from all over the continent in one location that will, eventually create a music encyclopedia where annually music teachers, music lovers, researchers, content seekers, tv/radio/movie producers can come and pick or choose African music from the 54 African countries: there will be Nefertiti Queen of Africa Beauty Pageant, we are going to discover the most beautiful African woman on the planet, to be endowed with a plot of land in all the 54 African countries. She will also have investment opportunities in Corporations and companies throughout Africa.

The event is already being partnered by:

The Nigerian Federal Ministry of Tourism

Lagos State Tourism

Ekiti State Government and Ekiti Bureau of Culture and Tourism

And local and international media.

It is going to be a whole lot of fun, leisure, re-connections, networking and re-birth, among other things.

These are photo images of a few of the leisure activities that are to be expected at IPADA CARNIVAL 2024 – 2025.

– Paul Ukpabio is Nigeria’s Tourism Award Winning Writer Year 2023

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