One Lagos Fiesta (OLF), an annual end of year concert organised by the Lagos State government, flagged off by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode and expected to thrill at least 20 million Lagosians will be co-sponsored by Globacom this year.
The concert which was introduced last year by the Akinwunmi Ambode –led government in place of the erstwhile end of year musical event tagged Lagos countdown has promised to have over 50 music artistes including the international Juju maestro, King Sunny Ade and his counterpart of the Miliki series, Chief Ebenezer Obey who would lead other artistes to entertain fun lovers across the five centers.
Globacom which is a prime sponsor and exclusive telecoms partner of the festival says it has created special fun spots for Lagos residents across the five OLF centers in Ikeja, Ikorodu, Epe, Badagry and Lagos Island. Activities lined up by the company include comedy nights, celebrity visits and various exquisite games.
In a press statement issued at the weekend, Globacom assured Lagos residents of first-class entertainment for all categories of fun lovers who would be visiting its stands during the festivities. Facilities for games and other types of entertainment have been put in place by the company for the 8-day event which commenced on the December 24, 2016and will hold till January 1, 2017.
OLF holds daily from 12 midday to 12 midnight, with the first six hours of each day dedicated to entertainment for children as well as the young at heart while adult fun lovers will be treated to classy musical entertainment, cultural displays, comedy and cuisine from Lagos State in the evening.
This year, a grassroots competition tagged ‘Lagos Has Got Talent’, organised to project emerging music stars from various genres of entertainment ranging from music to dance and rap will be a major feature of the festival.
Auditions have been staged across the five locations, during which 50 lucky competitors have since emerged from the zones. They will be slugging it out with one another, resulting in the emergence of two finalists from each zone by December 30.
The last 10 contestants will subsequently compete at the grand finale of OLF at the Eko Atlantic City on the last day of 2016. Three overall winners will emerge and will be given prizes.
Similarly, artistes expected in this edition are from more diverse genres than last year when most of the artistes were from the hip-hop genre.
Apart from the music artistes mentioned above, King Wasiu Ayinde Marshal (Kwam 1), Sir Shina Peters, Queen Salawa Abeni, Lagbaja, Adewale Ayuba, Abass Akande Obesere and Sulaimon Adio Atawewe will also perform at the concerts.
Also, Olamide, Phyno, Tiwa Savage, 2Face, MI, Kiss Daniel, Reminisce, Falz, Adekunle Gold, Yemi Alade, Seyi Shay, Patoranking, Humble Smith and Techno, will be on the bandstands at the multiple concerts.
SOURCE: JUMOKE AKIYODE - BUSINESS DAY