Wednesday, May 17, 2017

THE ABUJA500 2.0

Hey beautiful people, good day! How's your week been so far? Mine's been stressful and the worst part is that I am going to be alot more stressed as the month progresses because I will be getting ready for my upcoming exams, anyways enough about me... I hope y'all are fine.
The Abuja 500 is a fun fair event that started on the 29th of January this year and due to the current recession Nigeria is going through, it is popularly known as a recession free event because , people and vendors all come together to sell every and anything they can for the price of just 500 naira and you can find stuff like food vendors, clothes, fashion accesories and lots more. The first and launch edition was an amazing one, I was  offical blogger for the first and obviously for this second edition too and to check out my blog post on the first edition and gain more knowledge about what the Abuja500 is really about click HERE . So what I do is to basically take over their instagram, go live, make insta-stories and then eventually also blog about the event. 

Same as the first edition, the event was held at MAITAMA AMUSEMENT PARK ABUJA on a sunday and I arrived a little past 1am and it was a real mess, it had to be have been one of the sunniest and hottest days in Abuja, it was really sunny and the sun was literally melting people's lives lol. I got sun burnt and my face turned very red, I was so embarrassed. When I arrived I was welcomed by the smiling face of THE FREE WIFI GUY
and his friend WALKINGPICTURES PHOTOGRAPHY , when I arrived vendors were just setting up and the Dj was playing some real funky jams for us to groove to lol and before long the event fully began
the MC and his butter (assistant) started us off by going around to each vendor at their stand for them to introduce themselves and their services.

People started to drop in and the real party got started lol vendors started to sell , I personally witnessed alot of clothing vendors sell out like crazy and then there was so much food being sold, almost everyone either had a drink in their hands or chicken or tasty snacks from SLIMBROOKES FC , there were also lots of ice cold shakes and mocktails being bought by almost everyone from MIX AND SHAKES because that scorching sun was no joke
by the way I ate spring rolls and samosa from SLIMBROOKES FC and had sauced chicken later on plus a milkshake from MIX AND SHAKES too
. There were also the vendors whose services are fun stuff like the Paint Balling, Adeiza Gamings ( a gaming vendor), karoake vendor, a make up studio that was giving make-overs and a photo studio
Next came the fun and games, there was the tug of war for the guys and the ladies, a planking contest which was such a thrill to watch because all the contestants did really well, the last two lasted over 10 minutes which was quite a record before one eventually gave up and we had a winner at almost eleven seconds. Then came the Karate men, they blew us all away with their amazing karate skills and they also showed us easy to learn martial arts self defence techniques, it was really cool.

One major thing difference between this edition and the first is that there were vendors who came to sell artistic creations and there were actual food vendors this time around like you could buy a plate of rice if you wanted lol and as usual the Abuja500 is a family affair where we get to see alot of young couples come with their kids but it wasn't just the young couples this time around cause there was alot more matured people who dropped by, people came alot with their mums and dads and it was really nice.

There was also lots of contests where people had to answer funny questions or spelling contests which all left people with amazing gift prices and some even won free food vouchers on sites like JUMIA AND ORDER YOUR FOODS.COM
alot of kid friendly games too like the musical chairs contest which was the only thing I managed to participate in lol the photo you'll see of the musical chairs was sadly taken after I had been evicted lol by the way the kid that won, she received 10 thousand naira, how awesome is that? lol then there was the dance performances by the BURN OUT DANCE CREW and boy did they slay us once more with their moves, I couldn't help but join in


alot of people did show up late so by the time it was evening and that draining sun had gone down that's when the whole park got filled up and vendors were begining to get sold out ,now that I think about it I bet the sun was the reason why people came late anyways oh we had a surprise visitor who couldn't help but join in on the fun , rain lol all of a sudden the clouds gathered up on us and it started to rain
we all ran into the shelter of the canopies of vendors for protection and at that point I got pretty scared that the rain was going to chase people away but to my surprise after the rain had stopped everyone got back to having fun , by the way the rain didn't last up to ten minutes before stopping. As the evening progressed other games like marble feets were played and had an amazing taichi dance performance before the nigh ended with a mix of old school hit songs and currents hits played by the awesome DJ BURNA & DJ GABBY 

I HAD MY MOUTH FULL LOL

 
and we all danced the night away basically lol I danced and danced untill my bones were quaking lol, I seriously cannot wait for Abuja500 3.0 lol.

Thanks to the entire ABUJA500 team and especially MUHSEEN once again for the opportunity and thanks to all the amazing vendors. For the full list of the amazing vendors y'all should please click HERE

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PHOTOGRAPHY CREDIT: RAINVEDUTTI & WALKINGPICTURES PHOTOGRAPHY

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