A dream born from two creative minds with passion and a clear vision came alive in Abuja. Tamerri meaning the beloved land was organized by Root n Raw bringing into perspective the creative and artistic potentials within the FCT, Nigeria and across Africa.

The two-day event which held on the 22nd and 23rd of April, 2016 at the Sarius Palmetium and Botanic Garden in Abuja was themed “Appreciating Interconnectedness”. It was filled with fun, engaging, interactive and informative activities like workout/fitness, workshops, photo/art exhibition, fashion show, village market, traditional masquerade display, music concerts amongst many others. It provided an avenue for aspiring, upcoming and established artists to interact, share ideas and build strategic relationships.

A colourful cultural display from traditional dancers across Nigeria was on of the major highlights of the event.

The Tamerri festival fashion show depicted the transition of Nigerian fashion due to the influence of western culture. The fashion show featured brands like Fashion Academy, Maison Mimi, Desire Fashion House amongst others. Below are some pictures from the fashion show:

The Tameri festival music concert featured artists like Brymo, Bez, Jeremiah Gyang, Cef, Age Beeka, Elle, Attah Lenell, Jessie Bongos, amongst others. All performances were with a live band giving the audience a rather unique feel.

The village market enabled small businesses sell products like fabrics, cloths, art works, beads, African board games and a lot more. There was something for everyone. Some pictures of the village market:

Already looking forward to next years event, it promises to be bigger.

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