EMUFest takes finale to LABAF at Freedom Park

The EniObanke Music Festival (EMUFest 2015) will this year have its grand finale at the Lagos Book and Art Festival (LABAF) in Freedom Park on November 14.

The country’s premier annual celebration of folk and roots music starts off this year with a song writing and percussion workshop at the EniObanke Grounds on Adekunle Fajuyi Way, GRA Ikeja on November 4, with a Talent Night following up the same evening.

The festival then starts its three-city tour on Friday November 6 at the Egboro Day in Ijebu-Jesa Town Hall, Ijebu-Jesa in Osun State, featuring the legendary Chris Ajilo, Beautiful Nubia and others. It moves to Ibadan the following evening, Saturday November 7, with Beautiful Nubia and others performing at Alliance Francaise, 7th Day Road, by Magistrate Court, Iyaganku, Ibadan

This moving feast returns to Lagos on Sunday November 7, with a Grand Concert at the EniObanke Arts Centre featuring Jimi Solanke, Beautiful Nubia and others.

The final party holds at LABAF on Saturday November 14.

The EMUFest Party is itself the LABAF Festival Party, which celebrates landmark birthdays of distinguished contributors to the Nigerian cultural life.

Guests of honour include Fred Agbeyegbe, playwright, theatre patron;  Sam Amuka, publisher of Vanguard newspapers, who turned 80 earlier in the year; Frank Aig-Imoukhuede, a distinguished culture bureaucrat and a former federal director of culture; Demas Nwoko, a pioneer in modern art in Nigeria, and Muyiwa Oduyoye@80, all of who turned  80 earlier in the year, as well as Kabiyesi Oba  Gbenga Sonuga, culture bureaucrat and the painter and visual art professor Dele Jegede, who have both turned  70.