The Lagos Carnival and Eyo Festival are back and set to hold on 13th May and 20th May respectively with a special edition of Runway Jazz on the 30th of April.
Speaking at a World Press Conference, the Lagos@50 Planning Committee and the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Hon. Steve Ayorinde, stated the interesting series of events lined up to mark the State’s Golden Jubilee Celebrations.
1. “Wakaa” The Musical
This special musical play produced and directed by ace producer and director, Bolanle Austen-Peters was set for the 8th of April at Terra Kulture Arena.
The three-day Broadway Musical Concert based on the life and times of the Afrobeat creator, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, will hold on April 13, 2017. The musical will be performed by a combined cast of the original Broadway production and the Royal National Theatre production under Bill T. Jones.
3. Runway Jazz
A fusion of Jazz music and fashion, the event will hold on April 30, 2017, featuring Grammy award winning Jazz artistes and Nigerian musicians alongside a runway display of the evolution of fashion in Lagos State over the past 50 years.
4. Special Worker’s Day Celebration
May 1st 2017, the state will celebrate both active and retired civil servants with a special parade in the morning at the Agege Stadium and a special dinner in the evening.
5. Lagos Loves The Cinema
May 5, five of the highest grossing Nigerian box office movies, and five Nollywood classics would be screened to local audiences in the five divisions of the State – Ikeja, Badagry, Ikorodu, Lagos Island and Epe.
6. Lagos Carnival
A celebration of the city’s ancestry and the plurality of its identity will also hold on May 13, 2017 in both the Island and Mainland zones of the State and extend to the different communities and ethnic groups in Lagos.
7. Eyo Festival
Last staged five years ago, the Eyo festival is set make a grand return on May 20, 2017 at Tafawa Balewa Square.
8. Historic Gala Night
May 27, which coincides with Children’s Day celebration, a historic gala night featuring a rich blend of good music, the best of Lagos cuisine, photo exhibition and the unveiling of a special coffee table book that captures the essence of Lagos through the lens of 50 accomplished photographers will hold in the state.
Written by Clement Oluwasegun
Also coming soon is the Accelerate Filmmaker Project