Eat Drink Lagos 6.0 takes Abuja

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Nigeria’s premier food and drink festival – #EatDrinkFestival popularly known as EDF will make its return on Saturday 8th June 2019. However, this time they’ll be expanding its geographic footprint. The annual event returns for a 6th edition but the first in the nation’s capital, Abuja.

Founded in 2015, #EatDrinkFestival is a one of a kind annual social event which connects tens of thousands of food lovers, chefs, cooks, mixologists, local and international press to an amazing lifestyle experience.Speaking about the upcoming festival, co-founder and Festival Director of #EatDrinkFestival, Folayemi Agusto stated:

“The first edition of EatDrinkAbuja will bring together an eclectic and carefully curated selection of Abuja’s talented food and drink vendors. Our festivals are all about promoting local talent in the culinary arts in a dynamic way. We are excited to bring the festival to the nation’s capital and eagerly anticipate a great day.”.

Leading commercial bank, Sterling Bank Plc, well known for supporting innovation across Nigeria, comes on board as sponsors of #EatDrinkFestival for the second time in a row. Speaking on #EatDrinkAbuja, Adeola Adejokun, Head, Public Relations at Sterling Bank said the bank’s support for the festival is in line with its commitment to support Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Nigeria.

Beyond giving Abuja residents an opportunity to experience a curation of the best food and drinks, EatDrinkAbuja offers small and medium businesses within the region an opportunity to expand their customer base and scale their business. We are eager to witness the partnerships that will be borne from the festival as has been the case with Lagos and we are excited to be part of their success story,” Mr Adejokun enthused.

The Abuja edition is also supported by MAGGI, who will play host to a series of culinary attractions at the festival. From live cooking demonstrations to cooking challenges amongst others. Speaking on the event, Nwando Ajene, Category Manager MAGGI, Nestlé Nigeria said;

We are excited to be part of Eat Drink Abuja as it gives us another opportunity to connect with food lovers seeking new food experiences. At Nestlé, we believe that healthy living and nutrition is important, so MAGGI continues to share knowledge with foodies across Nigeria, encouraging good eating habits through fun, quick nutritious recipes to help them cook the difference. We believe that this will ultimately help improve the overall health of individuals and families in our communities. Can’t wait to host you in Abuja!”

#EatDrinkAbuja is a technology-driven event as the festival will introduce a reloadable wristband system powered by RFID technology for guests to use to complete payments at the festival seamlessly. The innovative payment system which was previously implemented at the #EatDrinkFestival in Lagos to mitigate transaction failure will allow guests, on arrival or online before the event, purchase a wristband and load it up with funds to make payments at the event. Vendors then scan the guest’s wristbands to collect payment.

#EatDrinkAbuja festival will take place on Saturday, June 8 at Harrow Park, Wuse 2, Abuja.

For more information and registration please visit: www.eatdrinkfestival.com/abuja

To get a wristband and to learn more about how it works visit www.eatdrinkfestival.com/tickets

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