- Port Harcourt Hosts Boli Festival
The organiser of boli festival, Mr Iwuh Kennedy Chinonso has promised that the 2019 edition of the event will leave a lasting memory on all participants in Port Harcourt.
Bole which is a street food in Nigeria made from plantain is usually served in different ways depending on which part of Nigeria you find yourself.
In places like Port Harcourt, Bayelsa and most cities in the south, it is often served with pepper sauce, roasted fish, with yam or potato by the side, while in Akwa Ibom, it is served with roasted chicken and a special sauce.
According to the release from the organiser, the festival which started in 2016,now offers over 200 stalls for small and medium- sized businesses to display and sell their goods on the day of the event.
He said the event had grown over the years.
He said, “The 2018 event established bole festival as the biggestfestival from the South with over 8,000 people in attendance, 80 vendors and sponsorship from big brands in Nigeria.
“The event is aimed at promoting and showcasing the rich and unique preparations of roasted indigenous delicacies in order to boost tourism.