American Rapper, William Roberts II, a.k.a Rick Ross, Tuface, and Tekno will perform at the Calabar Carnival scheduled for December 26.
Ross featured in the Psquare (now split) musical video for their hit song Beautiful Onyinye.
Mr Ikobi Ikobi, a Commissioner in the Cross River Carnival Commission in charge of media, disclosed this on Wednesday in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Calabar.
Ikobi said that the carnival, themed “Migration”, had been designed to thrill fun seekers who would visit Calabar with live musical entertainment.
In a separate interview, State Commissioner for Information Mrs. Rosemary Archibong told NAN that the Calabar carnival was an annual robust event filled with diverse activities.
The theme of the carnival was chosen by Governor Ben Ayade in recognition of the plight of Africans that are forced to migrate out of Africa in search of greener pasture, food and help.
The commissioner said that smart city wireless internet connection (WiFi) had been added to the carnival with a view to connecting tourists to free internet use.
Archibong assured tourists coming in for the annual event of adequate security, saying that the state government was working in collaboration with security agencies in the state to ensure a peaceful celebration.