Society of African Journal Editors

Kogi Journal of Management

PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE OF CULTURAL EVENTS MANAGEMENT IN NIGERIA

Authors: Prof. Emmanuel S. Dandaura

Journal: Kogi Journal of Management

The term “Events” refer to a planned public or social occasion, a special activity, celebration or notable happening of historical or cultural value. It doesn’t just happen. Someone must make events happen. Cultural events therefore designate those special activities in the culture, arts and heritage sector like festivals, carnivals, durbar, film premieres, theatre performances,   exhibitions,   tours,   command   performances   or   even seminars,  workshops,  and  gala  -nights.  For  the  purpose  of  our discussion  here,  we  shall  concentrate  more  on  managing  cultural festivals or similar special events within the culture sector. The approach adopted  here  is  carefully  chosen  to  afford  me  opportunity  to  share highlights of my experiences as creative consultant to many local and international festivals and indeed my recent engagements as Managing Consultant to the Nasarawa State Government on Culture (2008- to date); and  as  Festival  Director  (2013-  to date)  currently  repositioning  the traditional Nzeh Mada Festival into an international tourist event.