Obaland magazine learnt about the announcement of the Lagos state government setting a special live festival to commemorate the independence of Nigeria.
The event, which is scheduled for Friday, October 15, 2021, at Muri Okunola Park, on Victoria Island, Lagos, will feature some of the best musical artists, dancers and fashion designers in the country.
Dubbed “Eko on Show,” the free variety show will feature a music concert, fashion shows, dance production, and a tantalizing array of food and drink.
The festival will be headlined by music superstars Davido, Tiwa Savage, Teni and D’Banj; veteran acts Dede, Kwam 1 and Shina Peters; and teen sensation Ayra Starr.
Dance enthusiasts can look forward to a spectacular performance created by the Kaffy Kreative Agency and an upbeat performance by celebrated drummer Ara. Fashionistas will be delighted with collections from top designers, with Lanre da Silva and Beth Models, and a special segment from the Nike Art Gallery, curated by Azuka Ogujiuba.
The Hon. Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Ms Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf, said: “This event is designed to lift the spirits of the people of Lagos, inspire them and entertain them with the rich and vibrant culture of Lagos and its people. Entertainment, fashion and food are great drivers of the state’s economy – they embody the spirit of our independence and have helped Nigerian culture make its mark on the world. “
For 500 lucky guests, a wide variety of amazing food and drinks will be available all night in the hospitality area, curated by Eat Drink Lagos. Sponsors include Pepsi, courtesy of Seven-Up Bottling Co., and Orijin from Diageo PLC.
To maintain strict COVID-19 protocols, tickets will be assigned by invitation only to a guest list from the entire Lagos society. The gates of Muri Okunola Park will open at 2:00 p.m. M. And the show will run from 4:00 p.m. M. At 11:00 p. M.