The Elevation Church, Ikoyi Hosts International Food and Arts Festival (Photos)

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The International Food and Arts Festival (IFAF), an initiative of The Elevation Church Ikoyi Expression, took place on May 21, 2022 at Strong Tower Hall, 40 Alfred Rewane Road, Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria. The IFAF is aimed at recognizing and celebrating the uniqueness and beauty of the culture of different citizens, not indigenous to Nigeria yet significant to our economic development. This was designed with the objective of rallying together expats in the Church to provide a platform that facilitates interaction with them and accelerate their assimilation into the church.  

The International Food and Arts Festival IFAF) is designed to showcase and celebrate the food, culture, fashion and arts of different countries especially those that are predominant in TEC Ikoyi’s target demography. It’s our own twist of the Taste of our Tribe Eater funfair yearly event of The Elevation Church, and it’s targeted at the expatriate community.

The fair will be used to drive diversity and inclusion by providing opportunities for fellowship, cultural appreciation within a relaxed atmosphere. This maiden IFAF event is scheduled for May 2Ist, 2022 at the Strong Tower Hall, 40 Alfred Rewane Road, Ikoyi event centre from 11am

The countries of focus this year include France, South Africa, China, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Lebanon, Jamaica, India, Trinidad & Tobago.

Below are photos from the event:

L-R : Director of Global Ministry The Elevation Church, Pastor Debo Omotunde; Assistant Director Lagos Creative Art Ministry of Tourism, Mrs. Qudri Adebowale; Sawati Kumas Kastuni of The Indian Embassy Lagos; Resident Pastor of The Elevation Church Ikoyi and Host, IFAF, Pastor Kola Fayemi; Co-Lead Pastor of The Elevation Church, Pastor Bola Akinlabi; Director of Creative Art , Ministry of Art and Tourism Lagos , Idowu Johnson; and representative of the Indian Embassy Lagos, Provein Kumas

L-R : Director of Global Ministry, The Elevation Church (TEC), Pastor Debo Omotunde; Head of Membership, TEC, Teni Stuffman; Representative of Austrian Consulate, Odin Bluecode; Co-Lead Pastor of TEC, Pastor Bola Akinlabi; Resident Pastor of TEC Ikoyi and Host, IFAF, Pastor Kola Fayemi; Representative of French Embassy, Yann Gilbert; and Head of Ministry, TEC Ikoyi, Timi Koleolu

L-R : Head of Assimilation, The Elevation Church (TEC), Funmilayo Falola; French Consulate representative, Yann Gilbert; Co-Lead Pastor of TEC, Bola Akinlabi; Resident Pastor of TEC, Ikoyi, Kola Fayemi; and Head of Ministry, TEC, Timi Koleolu
L-R : Co-Lead Pastor of The Elevation Church, Pastor Bola Akinlabi, Sawati Kumas Kastuni of The Indian Embassy Lagos, Ghana Consulate General, Samata Gifty Bukari, Saipranaui Kastuni of The Indian Embassy Lagos, Director of Global Ministry The Elevation Church,Pastor Debo Omotunde

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