In what seems like a bleak yuletide, especially against the backdrop of the recession in the country, many people are celebrating on a low key. Some want to just stay at home and celebrate with their families. Sunday Sun spoke with some celebrities during the 40th Miss Nigeria beauty pageant at the Eko Hotel & Suites in Lagos on how they would love to celebrate today. Excerpts:
Miss Nigeria 2015, Pamela Peter-Vigboro
I’m spending Christmas with my family. Right now, they are in Lagos. They came for the Miss Nigeria pageant. My dad is in Port Harcourt but my mum and my siblings are here to support and be with me. We are going to celebrate here in Lagos and after Christmas, we’ll head for Port Harcourt. I have spent too much time in Lagos. Today, I would stay at home and eat lots of food.
Yomi Fash-Lanso, Actor
I don’t see anything new in this festive period, it’s just a normal day. Everyday is very good to me. It’s just a normal thing to me. I do my normal thing, have the normal fun with my family. There’s nothing exceptional about it.
Jennifer Eliogu, Actress
I’m not sure how it’s going to be but you know how it is on Christmas day. You make everything, you cook everything. It’s going to be fun. It’s time to be together and celebrate the birth of Christ and be with family and have fun. That’s what I intend to do but I might be working.
Ibifuro Tatua, Businesswoman
I’m spending my Yule in Abuja. Chief Timipre Sylva usually hosts a Christmas party on December 25. That’s where I’m heading after church service.
I’m spending Christmas with my family and we are traveling to my village, Okrika.
Eunice Efole, Businesswoman
I’m going to make a whole Christmas dinner and that includes turkey, rice and salad. Just different things. I can’t list everything here.