My Calabar

Masta Blasta Band

The Masta Blasta Band also known as “The Orange Family”, is the largest & most entertaining of the 5 principal bands of the annual Carnival Calabar.

The Masta Blasta Band was established in December 2005. Also known as the “Orange Family” our band has a membership base of over 10, 000 members from all over the world. We are the largest and most entertaining of all the 5 competing bands on parade during the annual Carnival Calabar (the largest street party in Africa).

We have evolved over the years to become a brand name of choice and reference point, through the charismatic leadership of the band leader in the person of Chief Gershom Bassey. The Masta Blasta Band, is the only band that accommodates and caters for the “belonging” need of all segments of the society. Our all inclusive approach to the Carnival Calabar encourages an enviable synergy between family, friends and embraces the participation of both local and international visitors to the joys of taking part in an international carnival parade.

The Orange Family is currently the overall champions of the 2012 and 2013 Carnival Calabar. We are on record, as the only band that has won the most prices in all categories of the competition within a single year, in the entire history of the Calabar Carnival.