Over 100 artistes lined up for One Lagos Fiesta 2017

Afro Musician, Muma Gee; Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Information & Strategy, Mrs. Kofoworola Awobamise; Commissioner for Information & Strategy, Mr. Steve Ayorinde; Special Adviser to the Governor on Tourism, Arts & Culture, Mrs. Aramide Giwason; Fuji Musician, Adewale Ayuba; Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, Arts & Culture, Mr. Folarin Adeyemi; Nollywood Actress, Toyin Abraham; Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Habib Aruna and Project Director, Video Documentary Lagos, PENRESA, Sarah Evans during a press conference on the 2017 One Lagos Fiesta at the Bagauda Kaltho Press Centre, Alausa, Ikeja, on Friday, December 15, 2017.

The Lagos State Government on Friday disclosed that over 100 artistes cutting across all genres would be performing at this year’s One Lagos Fiesta scheduled to run from December 24 till early hours of January 1, 2018.

Addressing journalists at the renovated Bagauda Kaltho Press Centre in Alausa, Ikeja, Special Adviser to the Governor on Tourism, Arts and Culture, Aramide Giwanson, said the fiesta, which would hold in five different designated centres in Lagos simultaneously for eight days non-stop, would consolidate on the success achieved last year.

She said this year’s edition would feature several A-list artistes, while several up-and-coming artists, dance groups and cultural performances will combine to thrill over 10 million Lagosians on daily basis for eight days.

Mrs Giwanson, listed some of the artists lined up for the fiesta to include Olamide, Davido, King Sunny Ade, Adewale Ayuba, Salawa Abeni, Humblesmith, Small Doctor, Ras Kimono, Pasuma, Saheed Osupa and Muma Gee.

She said in line with the tradition, the event would hold across the five zones as it held last year namely Ikeja (Agege Stadium), Badagry (Badagry Grammar School), Ikorodu (Ikorodu Town Hall), Lagos Island (Bar Beach) and Epe (Epe-Marina Beachfront), while the crossover night of December 31 into the New Year will hold at the Eko Atlantic City.

It is tagged “See, Feel and Explore Lagos”, Giwanson said.

The special adviser added that the same template, content and performance for all the venues as obtained in the previous edition would be maintained with little addition to give this year’s event a better edge while noting that the only addition will be a new program titled Temitiyin.

“Temitiyin is a programme conceived to recognise, promote and appreciate acts of kindness by Lagosians, and so individual from all divisions of the state who have displayed random acts of kindness to their communities will be shortlisted and one person per division will be honoured as winners,” Giwanson said.

Also speaking, Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Steve Ayorinde assured that adequate security measures have been put in place to ensure the safety of lives and property throughout the course of the fiesta.