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Houston is Home to One of the Largest Celebrations of African Diaspora

Adrian González
Adrian González
Posted on September 7
Two stylish festival guests at a checkout counter.

The Chopd & Stewd festival is ready to showcase Houston’s “Little Lagos.” (Courtesy of Chopd & Stewd)

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🇳🇬 A Place to Celebrate Nigerian Independence Day

Houston is set to host one of the largest celebrations of the African diaspora later this year. The “Chopd & Stewd” festival will take place in downtown Post Houston on September 30, leading up to Nigerian Independence Day on October 1, and will feature food, music, and a marketplace. Festival founder and ChòpnBlọk owner Ope Amosu hopes the fest will showcase Houston and become a space for “the diaspora to reconnect.” [Eater Houston]

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