Calas Vegas Band has emerged overall winner of the Carnival Calabar competitive events.
The winning band is led by the former Minister for Culture and Tourism and former Cross River State Commissioner for Tourism, Chief Edem Duke.
The band which was one of the newest bands performed energetically and thrilled the revellers with their beautifully decorated costumes and theatrical materials.
Calas Vegas perfomed exhibiting the past glory of Cross River State in greenery environment, enticing tourism destinations and more.
Passion 4 band, the band with the most wins in the history of the carnival came second which is led by Chief Chris Akigbe while Seagull band with the leader, former Senator Florence Ita-Giwa, came third.
Other competing bands in the carnival parade include Bayside band, Diamond band, Freedom band and Master Blaster band.
In the Children Carnival Category, Passion 4 emerged winners, Seagull Band came second, while Calas Vegas secured the third position.
For the Local Government Categories, Odukpani local government area came first, Akpabuyo emerged second and Calabar South won the third position.
For the Cultural Festival, Akwa Ibom State came first, Ebonyi State second, while Edo and Ondo States both came third in the states category.
The street party segment of the carnival which started at the Millennium Park witnessed a 12 kilometres performance through to the UJ Esuene Stadium where performances continued till dawn when the winners were announced.
Each of the band performed in line with the theme for the carnival “Season of Sweetness” and were assessed by teams of jury.
This attracted top dignitaries across the federation with no international presence.