What is FELABRATION? Yes, you must be wondering if you can get the definition in the Oxford dictionary… lols, keep checking but here is our own definition. Felabration is the annual music festival held in memory and celebration of Afro beat originator, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti. It will interest you to know that The Felabration Annual Music Festival 2016 has kicked off in Lagos on Monday, October 10, 2016 and it is still on going, not ending until 16th of October 2016.
If you are a lover of Afro beat and lover of “Baba 70” then this is an event you really don’t want to miss. I have been to many events in Nigeria, but i must confess that this one stands out. This year’s festival is themed, ‘Everybody say Yeah Yeah‘. The event has witnessed some amazing performances since it started on Monday with the likes of Limpopo crooner, Kcee, Jaywon, and Skiibii.
May I also have you know that series of events to mark this year’s festival includes, a Symposium, School debate at #FreedomPark, Exhibitions, Music concert and lastly our famous street carnival.. Now You See why you shouldn’t miss this year’s festival?
For most of us who have been attending since it started, I wouldn’t want to bore you with the past activities. But guess what, if you are going for the first time trust me the best day to go is today #TGIF YAY!!!! I have been able to gather the list of artistes that will be performing from today (Friday, October 14, 2016) to Sunday 16th, October, 2016).
So would you love to see Falz (Hello Bae), Reekado Banks, Dremo, Di’Ja, Small Doctor, Olalakeside, Seinde Jo Orlando, Danagog, Mayorkun, CDQ, Eedris Abdulkareem, Oritsefemi, Daddy Showkey, Jojo Body Beats, Xbusta, Dagold, Kimsmallz, Trigmatic, Acetune and Em Kay perform? then be at the Shrine today. I will also be there, we can catch up. *Winks*
For Saturday (That’s tomorrow, October 15, 2016) performers include Vector, Waje, Jesse Jagz, Praiz, Mc Galaxy, Prince Osito, Wale Thompson, Niniola, Rayce, Classiq, Omo Akin, Arese, Seriki, Zayo, Iyo, Mizz Spice, Modiva, Gerald Eze, Seun Olota, Kehinde Sax and Seun Kuti.
And on the grand finale! which is Sunday October 16, 2016 is the final day of the festival. On this day, you and I will see the biggest names, I mean the who is who in the music industry including Femi Kuti, M.I Abaga, Patoranking, BOJ, Ras Kimono, Cynthia Morgan, Nneka, Seyi Shay, Koker, Africa United Band, Oranmiyan Band, Tolu Obey Band, TWO, Moblow, Alexanda Atune and Xcape do what they are born to do. So, where would you rather be?
Date: 10th -16th October, 2016
9:00 am To 11:00 pm
New Afrika Shrine, Lagos, Nigeria
Let me quickly tell you a little about this location….
The New Afrika Shrine in Ikeja is run by Late Fela Kuti’s family and it is a place to be for total entertainment on Lagos mainland. Shrine as popularly called is a local chill spot, it has a spacious beer parlor where everyone is just friendly and “happy”. If you are a tourist, then this is a perfect spot for you, especially for tourists who are interested in afrobeats. You will love it there.
No time, I have to go get myself ready for tonight’s #Felabration. You should meet me there… lol ….
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Catch ya! See ya Larra (In Jenifa’s voice).