8th All Africa Games Ceremonies

Abuja, Nigeria, 2003

On the theme of rebirth and regeneration, the Opening Ceremony was an exploration of African history – and its darkest days – but also a tribute to the resilience and dynamism of the African people.

Based on a concept from Nobel Prize for Literature, Wole Soyinka, the multimedia ceremony combined tradition and modernity. A giant anthill, monumental image projection on the stage, field of play and stands, a flame ballet and a grand finale with pyrotechnics were all part of this moving
and spectacular show that featured over 5,000 performers.

Opening Ceremony: October 4th, 2003.
Closing Ceremony: October 18th, 2003.

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