Breaking the Guinness record seems to be the new trend in Akwa Ibom State. The State entered its name in the Guinness Books of Record for assembling the largest number of choristers in a single event on December 26, 2008. 9,300 choristers were paraded in an interdenominational Christmas carol night held at the 25,000-seater Uyo Township Stadium. The choristers, who had Joseph Akpan as the choirmaster, were drawn from the 31 local government areas of the state.
NATURE UDOH RECORDS, an entertainment and special events outfit with operational headquarters in Uyo, the capital of Akwa Ibom state will on November 26, 2011, in the same venue, (Uyo Township Stadium), draw an unparalleled total of 10,000 dancers for Ã¢â‚¬Å“ETIGHI UNITY CARNIVALÃ¢â‚¬Â
The participants will dance the latest ETIGHI, a popular dance rave across Akwa Ibom and Cross River States on the song CHOP MONEY by P-SQUARE in an attempts to outdo Terrence LewisÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Guinness Book of World Records for the largest number of people choreographed in the shortest time frame.
Terrence Lewis set a record by choreographing 1336 people at one go in an hour. He broke a record that was set in Australia where 1235 people were choreographed within an hour.
ETIGHI is fast gaining popularity among other dance style contemporaries. This dance style is quite unique because of the coordination that happens between the hands, the body and hips of a dancer.
What makes this record breaking attempt more exciting is that the event is a UNITY CARNIVAL tagged NIGERIA UNITE. It is tailored to inspire Nigerians to embrace unity, compassion, to respect and to live in harmony with one another, no matter the odds.
The goals of the carnival are:
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢To promote and entrench a culture of unity in diversity.
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢To Forge and stimulate the spirit of unity through dialogue among all strata of Nigeria people in order to inspire and awaken the energies for positive change.
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢To undo tribal and ethnic prejudices, coming from the past and now sitting in the present Nigeria.
21b Itiam Lane, Uyo
Akwa Ibom State
For Immediate Release 13/10/2011