The city of Abuja witnessed its first ever, official countdown into the New Year, 2017. The event which was tagged CROSSOVER JAM was hosted by Theo Godson Company Limited, an Entertainment and I.T outfit centered on bringing imaginations to life, through its distinct products and wide range of services. The countdown event, was set up to create synergy amongst the residents of Abuja and the people of Nigeria. It was also conceptualized for everyone to go into the New Year in the most remarkable way, with lasting impressions and colourful memories. Crossover Jam 2016, had Pulse NG, Cool FM, Abuja Facts, Get Gadgets Nigeria, and 41Naija Entertainment amongst its list of partners, as well as other media outfits.
Crossover Jam 2016, which was built around unique and specific concepts, had fireworks, wishing lamps, shout outs and the official countdown clock as highlights of the day. Abuja residents, in their hundreds thronged to the Tobix Recreational Gardens to witness and be a part of the historic occasion, and the rather enthusiastic crowd was seen to be excited as the event rolled on. There were musical performances from guest artists, and also interesting competitions for the kids in attendance.
The ambience was one of a kind, as the clock ticked towards 12am, 1st of January 2017, the crowd chorused together the last seconds of 2016, with the fireworks going up soon after, as well as the lit up wishing lamps, between shouts of “happy new year”. The significance of the event was clear to see, as happiness and the spirit of oneness was in the air. People gathered, stayed into the early hours of the morning, as the celebrations, fireworks and music remained on.
The event, according to the C.E.O of Theo Godson Limited, Theophilus Godson is the first of its kind in Abuja, and has the potential to be a landmark event and annual marker for every resident of Abuja, and also Nigeria as a country. He also talked about Crossover Jam 2017, which he promised will build on the first edition, with more packages and content to blow the minds of everyone. The second edition is set to hold in December, 2017. It will be another opportunity for Nigerians to come together, to reminisce on all the remarkable experiences from this year, and also to go into the New Year in the best of ways. The event this year has been billed to host thousands of Abuja residents, with plans already in play to have the largest single countdown event ever in Nigeria.
While events of this manner, have happened in different parts of the world, the initiative and resolve to recreate something unusual in these parts is commendable, the spotlight is on and we can only look forward to a superb Crossover Jam 2017.
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