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WikiFestival Nigeria aims at bridging the festival gap that exists on Wikipedia with a focus on Nigerian-related content. There is a substantial lack of content in the Festival area in Nigeria as there are a lot of notable festivals that deserve a stand-alone article on Wikipedia. Our first onsite program is scheduled to hold on July 31, 2021, where every participant will be taught how to create and improve the content on the Festivals in Nigeria on Wikipedia and how to upload photos relating to festival contents on Wikimedia commons before the contest will commence fully on July 31st, 2021 and will end August 31st 2021.

How to participate[edit]

1 Sign in or Create a new account on Wikipedia.

2 Enroll on the Wiki Festival Outreach Dashboard to track your contributions. (Outreach Dashboard)

4 Sign up in the participants section on this page.

4 List the articles created or improved under the Articles created/improved section.


There is a substantial lack of content in this area which became obvious to the project lead when making some research about Festivals in Nigeria. Few other experienced Wikimedians and Kolawole Oyewole (the Project lead in Nigeria) will use the event and several others to introduce English Wikipedia and Wikimedia commons to existing Wikipedia editors and new editors using the knowledge acquired in the past few years.

Project Goals[edit]

For the project: WikiFestival? the edit-a-thon that is aimed at covering the Nigerian festival gap on Wikipedia, we aim to:

  • Add and improve Festival related content in Nigeria to Wikipedia.
  • Recruit new Wikipedia editors
  • Engage and Increase skills for existing editors: by writing independent articles about different Festivals in Nigeria
  • Add photo content relating to festivals in Nigeria on Wikimedia commons and using some of the photos to improve existing or new articles on Festivals in Nigeria.
  • To cover the festival gap on Wikipedia since quite a number of notable festivals do not have a stand-alone page on Wikipedia.

Project or Events[edit]

The first event (physical event) will take place on July 31, 2021. In accordance with the Covid-19 Guidelines in Nigeria, a limited number of editors will be admitted for the physical event while provisions will be made available for virtual participants to participate. Thereafter, we will have three weeks of online edit-a-thon. Outreach Dashboards will also be created to track the contributions of participants.

Landing Page[edit]

English Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons

Campaign Timeline[edit]

  • Start for entries: 31st July, 2021
  • Deadline for entries: 31st August, 2021
  • Results announcement: September, 2021

Prize Categories[edit]

Winning prizes are

  • 1st prize: Gift Voucher: $150
  • 2nd prize: Gift Voucher: $100
  • 3rd prize: Gift Voucher: $70
  • 4th prize: Gift Voucher: $50
  • 5th prize: Gift Voucher: $30

Project Facilitators/Advisors[edit]

  1. B.Korlah
  2. Olaniyan Olushola
  3. Mahveotm
  4. Edriiic
  5. Adetoun16

Communication Channel[edit]

For guidelines and assistance during the edit-a-thon, Whatsapp groups have been created to onboard members and you can join any of the groups via Whatsapp group.

List of Participants[edit]

Participants names can be added below:


To participate you just need to sign up in the participants section.

To add your name, edit this section and add '#~~~~' without quotes to the bottom of the list, then publish changes.

  1. Godstime Elijah (talk) 11:02, 15 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
  2. B.Korlah (talk) 15:23, 15 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
  3. Ricki Vic (talk) 10:00, 16 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
  4. Zend2020Zend2020 (talk)
  5. InehGabrielAgha (talk) 15:50, 15 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
  6. Ramatu A. Haliru ( Inyor4mr17:30, 15 July 2021
  7. Jayteeolu(talk) 19:43, 15 July 2021 ( UTC)
  8. Aduragbemi05 (talk) 15:23, 15 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
  9. Jesugbog0(talk) 21:29, 19 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
  10. Edriiic (talk) 21:05, 19 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
  11. JadePhenom (talk) 21:35, 19 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
  12. Jijoho (talk) 02:56, 20 July 2021 (UTC) HUNGA Emmanuel Jijoho[reply]
  13. Udochukwu Delight (talk) 07:41, 20 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
  14. Amiliciouz (talk) 21:45, 20 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
  15. Adebukola3ee (talk) 14:22, 29 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
  16. Ugwulebo (talk) 19:41, 1 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
  17. Benbeezy (talk) 20:22, 1 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
  18. Justmee3001 (talk) 12:02, 10 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]
  19. James Moore200 (talk) 14:48, 9 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Articles Created/Improved[edit]

Articles Created/Improved[edit]

Only place entries created during the contest here. List the article and your username and place the article at the bottom of the list. Try to ensure that they are a minimum of 1 kb and have adequate sourcing. Major expansions and improvements are more than welcomed here from anybody. Collaborations are also permitted amongst participants.

Articles Created/Improved
Article link Wiki Username
1. Ito Ogbo festival (created) Wikipedia B.Korlah
2. Ocho Festival (created) Wikipedia Justmee3001
3. Songs of Nigeria Festival (SONIFES) (created) Wikipedia B.Korlah
4. Olojo festival (improved) Wikipedia Justmee3001
5. Nigeria International Book Fair (created) Wikipedia Benbeezy
6. Afan festival (improved) Wikipedia Adebukola3ee
7. Gidi Culture Festival (improved) Wikipedia Adebukola3ee
8. Port Harcourt Book Festival (improved) Wikipedia Adebukola3ee
9. Aké Arts and Book Festival (improved) Wikipedia Adebukola3ee
10. Africa International Film Festival (improved) Wikipedia Adebukola3ee
11. Lights, Camera, Africa! (improved) Wikipedia Adebukola3ee
12. Calabar Carnival (improved) Wikipedia Adebukola3ee
13. Idoma Carnival (improved) Wikipedia Adebukola3ee
14. Badagry Festival (improved) Wikipedia Adebukola3ee
15. Durbar festival (improved) Wikipedia Adebukola3ee
16. Igue festival (improved) Wikipedia Adebukola3ee
17. Lagos Black Heritage Festival (improved) Wikipedia Adebukola3ee
18. Nupe Cultural Day (improved) Wikipedia Adebukola3ee
19. Ofala Festival (improved) Wikipedia Adebukola3ee
20. Ojude Oba festival (improved) Wikipedia Adebukola3ee
21. Annang Festival of Art and Culture (Created) Wikipedia Jesugbog0
22. Durbar Festival (Improved) Wikipedia Jesugbog0
23. Badagry Festival (Improved) Wikipedia Jesugbog0
24. Argungu Fishing Festival (Improved) Wikipedia Jesugbog0
25.Lagos Book and Art Festival (Improved) Wikipedia Zend2020
26.Aké Arts and Book Festival (Improved) Wikipedia Zend2020
27.Port Harcourt Book Festival (Improved) Wikipedia Zend2020
28.Imo Awka festival (created) Wikipedia Benbeezy
29.Kayo-Kayo Festival (created) Wikipedia Benbeezy
30. Africa International Film Festival(Improved) Wikipedia Jesugbog0
31.Ariginya Festival (created) Wikipedia Justmee3001
32.Ovia-Osese Festival (created) Wikipedia Justmee3001
33.Oronna Festival (created) Wikipedia Justmee3001
34.Nigeria International Book Festival (improved) Wikipedia Jesugbog0
35.Abuja International Book Festival (created) Wikipedia Jesugbog0
36.Lagos Black Heritage Festival (improved) Wikipedia Benbeezy
37.Eko International Film Festival (created) Wikipedia Adebukola3ee
38.Nupe Cultural Day (improved) Wikipedia Benbeezy
39.Kayo-Kayo Festival (improved) Wikipedia Adebukola3ee
40.Igogo festival (improved) Wikipedia Adebukola3ee
41.Golibe Festival (improved) Wikipedia Adebukola3ee
42.Olojo festival (improved) Wikipedia Adebukola3ee
43.Imo Awka festival (improved) Wikipedia Adebukola3ee
44.Oronna Festival (improved) Wikipedia Adebukola3ee
45. List of festivals in Nigeria (list updated) Wikipedia B.Korlah
46. List of festivals in Nigeria (improved) Wikipedia Ugwulebo
47. Port Harcourt Book Festival (improved) Wikipedia Ugwulebo
48. Lagos Book and Art Festival (improved) Wikipedia Ugwulebo
49. Calabar Carnival (improved) Wikipedia Ugwulebo
50. Aké Arts and Book Festival (improved) Wikipedia Ugwulebo
51. Nigeria International Book Fair (improved) Wikipedia Ugwulebo
52. Lights, Camera, Africa! (improved) Wikipedia Ugwulebo
53. Felabration (improved) Wikipedia Ugwulebo
54.Omabe Festival (created) Wikipedia Justmee3001
55.Calabar Carnival (Improved) Wikipedia Justmee3001
56.Rhythm Unplugged (Improved) Wikipedia Justmee3001
57.Akata Benue Fishing Festival (created) Wikipedia Justmee3001
58.Nwonyo Fishing Festival (created) Wikipedia Justmee3001
59.Lagos International Jazz Festival (improved) Wikipedia Justmee3001
60.Sharo Festival (created) Wikipedia Justmee3001
61.Igue Festival (improved) Wikipedia Ugwulebo
62.FESTAC 77 (improved) Wikipedia Ugwulebo
63.Durbar Festival (improved) Wikipedia Ugwulebo
64.Oso-Osogbo (improved) Wikipedia Ugwulebo
65.Badagry Festival (improved) Wikipedia Ugwulebo
66.Ariginya Festival (improved) Wikipedia Ugwulebo
67.Ayet Atyap annual cultural festival (improved) Wikipedia Ugwulebo
68.Ovia-Osese Festival (improved) Wikipedia Ugwulebo
69.Argungu Fishing Festival (improved) Wikipedia Ugwulebo
70.Akata Benue Fishing Festival (improved) Wikipedia Ugwulebo
71.Lagos International Jazz Festival (improved) Wikipedia Ugwulebo
72.Rhythm Unplugged (improved) Wikipedia Ugwulebo
73.Nupe Cultural Day (improved) Wikipedia Ugwulebo
74.Star Mega Jam (improved) Wikipedia Ugwulebo
75.Gidi Culture Festival (improved) Wikipedia Ugwulebo
76.Carniriv (improved) Wikipedia Ugwulebo
77.Ojude Oba festival (improved) Wikipedia Benbeezy
78.Oro Festival (improved) Wikipedia Ugwulebo
79.New Yam Festival of the Igbo (improved) Wikipedia Ugwulebo
80.Ofala Festival (improved) Wikipedia Ugwulebo
81.Lagos Black Heritage Festival (improved) Wikipedia Ugwulebo
82.Imo Awka festival (improved) Wikipedia Ugwulebo
83.Oro Festival (improved) Wikipedia Ugwulebo
84.Ayet Atyap annual cultural festival (improved) Wikipedia Benbeezy
85.Tiger Street Food Festival (created) Wikipedia Benbeezy
86.Lagos Black Heritage Festival (improved) Wikipedia Benbeezy
87. Ojude Oba festival (improved) Wikipedia Benbeezy
88. Annang Festival of Arts and Culture (improved) Wikipedia Benbeezy
89. Ariginya Festival (improved) Wikipedia Benbeezy
90. Ogun Festival (improved) Wikipedia Benbeezy
91. Sango Festival (improved) Wikipedia Benbeezy
92. Tiger Street Food Festival (improved) Wikipedia Benbeezy
93. Imo Awka Festival (improved) Wikipedia Benbeezy
94. List of festivals in Nigeria (improved) Wikipedia Benbeezy
95.Idoma Festival (Improved) Wikipedia Justmee3001
96.New Yam Festivals in Nigeria (Created) Wikipedia Justmee3001
97.Sango Festival (Improved) Wikipedia Justmee3001
98.New Yam Festival of the Igbo (Improved) Wikipedia Justmee3001
99.New Yam Festivals in Nigeria (Improved) Wikipedia Justmee3001
100.List of festivals in Nigeria (Improved) Wikipedia Justmee3001
101.WAZOBIA Food And Drink Festival (created) Wikipedia Justmee3001
102.GTBank Food And Drink Festival (created) Wikipedia Justmee3001