Hausa International Book And Arts Festival

Kaduna No 3 Rabah Road, Unguwar Sarki Arewa House, Kaduna, Kaduna a

The Hausa International Book and Arts Festival (HIBAF) will be curated by Open Arts as a crisscross festival of arts and language. It is the aim of this festival to open up discussions about Hausa as a language through literature, history, music and arts to be displayed to a new and exciting young audience. The […]

Christmas Day, 2021

For two millennia, people around the world have been observing it with traditions and practices that are both religious and secular in nature. Christians celebrate Christmas Day as the anniversary of the birth of Jesus of Nazareth, a spiritual leader whose teachings form the basis of their religion. Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth […]

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