By Christy Anyanwu

The Group Chief Executive Officer of Guaranty Trust Holding Company Plc, Segun Agbaje, has announced that the forthcoming Food and Drink Festival is a celebration of not just food, but rich tapestry of cultures and traditions that make African cuisine so unique.

In his words: “Our vision for curating this consumer-focused event is unchanging, particularly in light of the pressures that individuals and businesses are facing at this time. We hope to consistently create memorable moments for everyone, whilst providing a free, vibrant, and commercially-viable platform for small food businesses in Nigeria to grow and thrive.”

Agbaje in a press release explained that GTCO Food and Drink Festival is renowned for its family-friendly atmosphere.

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“This year, organisers have curated an extensive lineup of activities for children, ensuring that the festival is an unforgettable experience for the whole family. A specially-designed play area will keep the little ones entertained with games, interactive exhibits, and more. As a new and exciting feature, the fair will introduce a children’s baking class, providing young aspiring chefs with a wonderful opportunity to discover the joys of baking, while also fostering creativity and confidence in the kitchen.”

GTCO Food and Drink Festival, set to take place from Friday, April 26th to Sunday, April 28th 2024 in Lagos is widely recognised as the continent’s biggest food and drink festival, bringing together millions of food lovers and entrepreneurs to celebrate the rich and diverse culinary heritage of Africa with a vibrant display of flavours, aromas, and cultures.

Over the three-day period, attendees can look forward to an array of culinary delights, from traditional African dishes to innovative fusion cuisines from other parts of the world. The festival will also feature live-cooking demonstrations, tasting sessions, along with hundreds of food retailers showcasing a diverse range of mouth-watering offerings.