Lagos Music Festival Beckons
All is now set for this year’s Lagos Music Festival billed for March 28, at the Golden Tulip Hotel, Festac Town, Lagos. As usual, the show will feature music, dance and comedy by notable Nigerian artistes.
Already confirmed musicians for the gig are King Sunny Ade, Kcee, 2Face Idibia, Majek Fashek ,Olamide , Yemi Alade, Patoranking, Marvelous Beji, Pasuma, Iyanya, Phyno, Omawunmi and others, while comedians Akpororo, AY, Ushbebe, Seyi Law, Pencil, Mr. Patrick and others will perform at the festival was created to restore the importance of Festac area as the capital of art and music in Nigeria.
Since it began in 2013 with three partners, Shousha Mohsen, singer KCee and Obrien Obinna Ufondu, the initiative has continued to receive commendation, as the organiser have improve on the package, with the last year attracting more than 10,000 guests.
Speaking to journalists at a press briefing held recently to herald the show, Kingsley Chinweike Okonkwo popularly known as Kcee, said, “the drive and passion we have for the festival when we started in 2013, have kept us going and we will continue to improve on it; when you have something good, you don’t have to drop it. We started good and in few years from now, it will be bigger than what we think and people from outside may want to buy franchise from what we are doing. We have a big dream to make it a global festival,” he said.
On security concern, he said, “we have the support of the Lagos State Government on issue of security and crowd control; we’ve never had any issue in terms of security. But because we are going bigger, that’s why we want to step it up.”
The Limpopo crooner, while commenting on his new release Bureau De- change, said, “my creativity and the situation in the country prompted the song, but the message therein is that, no matter the harsh economy situation now, things will get better. I just want to distract people from the pain and the situation because, what is happening is not making anyone to smile.”
On his part, the GM Golden Tulip Hotel, Marcel Andeweg, said, “Festac has been a haven for hosting big cultural event in Nigeria since 1977 and we are committed to continue such by hosting cultural, art and music festival. With golden tulip as partner, audience are in good hands. The main thing we provide for the music festival is to ensure adequate space for audience.”
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