UBA’s REDTV shuts down Lagos with over 25,000 youths in attendance

The online lifestyle network powered by the United Bank for Africa Group, REDTV, held its annual Rave on November 30 to officially kick-off the ‘Dirty December’ season.

Over 25,000 guests attended this year’s event which was held in Lagos and true to its theme, ‘The shutdown’.


REDTV hosted the creative industry and other guests to an unforgettable night with top business executives, entrepreneurs, celebrities and A-Listers, entertainers, fashionistas and many young people just wanting to have a fun evening.  

UBA Group chairman, Tony Elumelu, and the CEO, Kennedy Uzoka, were seen mingling with guests and having a relaxed night away from the rigours of work.

The REDTV Rave, which has become the annual Christmas season opener to rival, started with a hot performance by Ajebutter 22, BOJ, SDC and TEMS.

Up and coming artiste, Fireboy, came in and brought guests to their feet with his hot and fresh releases.

The crowd was not disappointed and remained energised when Olamide jumped on stage to shake the venue with his famous songs that had everyone screaming and jumping for joy.


International act, Jidenna, thrilled the Rave fans, just as Burna Boy sauntered in and brought the audience to a standstill at a party that lasted till the early hours of the following day.

UBA ambassador, Wizkid, came into the party to the delight of guests who saw him walking in.

He mingled with guests for hours and then gave a surprise performance on stage that took the Rave to another level.

DJ Consequence, Sparrow and hypemen Shody and Tosan also took turns to entertain the excited youths throughout the night of thrills.

REDTV’s stars of The Men’s Club, Boutique Hotel, Our Best Friend’s Wedding, Red Hot Topics and Inspector K were amongst the guests that featured prominently at REDTV’s night to remember.

Executive Producer of REDTV, Bola Atta, who spoke at the Rave, talked about how the team put together a stellar event that showcased outstanding performances by some of Africa’s greatest musicians.


She said, “It was indeed ‘The Shutdown’, as we surpassed the expectations of our guests. For us, it wasn’t just about organising a party. REDTV is fully in support of the creative industry and through its shows, has been developing new talents behind the scenes as well as on the screens. We wanted to celebrate all those who are making REDTV a success. So we decided to throw a free concert to say thank you and to wish everyone well as the year comes to an end.”

REDTV provided plenty to eat and drink and participants at the event agreed that as always, REDTV has put together the biggest party in Lagos which continued to trend for days after the event was over.