The Annual festival that celebrates the life and times of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti is here again and it’s no other than “The Felabration Concert”. A festival that would forever continue to ring a bell in the history of Nigeria’s Entertainment and Music Industry. It is a yearly event which always welcomes grade A guests, tourists, and people of calibre in the political, economic and social sector and from all walks of life across different countries where they all come together to enjoy, relax, chit chat about the times, lifestyle, music and memories that the late legend brought to Nigeria.
Felabration is an annual music festival conceived in 1998 by Yeni Anikulapo-Kuti in memory and celebration of her Father Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, a Nigerian musician and human rights activist known for pioneering the Afrobeat genre of music.
The event which is yearly and proudly sponsored by Nigeria’s fastest growing stout brand from the stables of Nigerian Breweries Plc, Legend Extra Stout, has in place another interesting way of ensuring that this year’s Felabration event will be a one of a kind experience concert as it would also be featuring musical performances from top music acts from Nigeria and guest appearances from internationally acclaimed musicians and personalities.
Here are the six amazing things to expect from the unique festival this year. You wouldn’t want to miss at this year’s Felabration event:
It’s going to be a fun-filled week-long experience
This year’s Felabration 2018 event promises to be a memorable and bigger experience as guests, celebrities from all over the world will grace the event.
Great music performance
Felabration annually attracts the best local and international acts, from all corners of the earth. At the festival, there is usually a collection of spectacular talent, creativity, and musical vibrations. The festival has over the years attracted various artistes like 2baba, Asa, Femi Kuti, Lucky Dube, Awilo, Baba Maal, King Sunny Ade and Lagbaja. Felabration 2018 will not be an exception as Femi Kuti, Seun Kuti, Adewale Ayuba, Davido, Adekunle Gold and DJ Jimmy Jatt are lined up to thrill guests over the course of the week. Also, Sauti Sol, Bez, Kiss Daniel, Niniola, Koker, MC Galaxy, Viktoh, QDot, Terry Apala, Brymo, Jaywon and Dotman amongst others, have also been confirmed to take the New Afrika Shrine stage.
Showcase/display of arts and crafts (Fela’s Artworks)
This year’s Felabration 2018 will showcase the artistic styles, designs and aesthetic beauty of the late legend Fela about his lifetime, his unique and stylish mode of dressing, his stage performance and creative display of his dance to his music.
Felabration Afrobics Dance Competition
There will also be a dance competition with the late legends music and you never can tell you might be the lucky winner. This year’s Felabration will also be birthing the first ever “Afrobics” dance competition.
Tourists from all over the universe
Tourists from all over the world celebrate with the late legend as his style of music during his time was a globally accepted music that influenced a lot of people regardless of the background.
Interactive debate session about Fela
As we all know, Felabration is a weeklong festival and in the course of the week, various events will be taking place. The events are designed to educate and entertain the participants and ensure that the week is a memorable one as an interactive debate session would also unfold at this year’s Felabration event which will be centered around the late legend, his lifestyle, music and his message he communicate through his music.
Amazing gifts to be won
Let’s not forget there is going to be lots of mouthwatering prizes to be won at Felabration 2018 courtesy of the only full brewed stout, Legend Extra Stout. Trust me when I say you can’t afford to miss this event for anything in the world.
Legend Extra Stout Will Also Be Bringing Its Real Deal Experience To This Year’s Felabration Festival
The weeklong event promises to be a season of excitement and entertainment, as Legend Extra Stout, the official stout sponsor of Felabration will bring its Real Deal Experience to Felabration and it’s going to be nothing like you have ever experienced before.
Trust me, with all these amazing activities lined up for this year’s Felabration, it is 100% guaranteed that you wouldn’t want to miss out on any of these because it going to be a isn’t no party like a Felabration Party in the city of Lagos…It’s a Yeah Yeah Event (In Fela’s Voice) all through the one week.
To find out more about Legend’s presence at Felabration, follow the brand on Twitter @LegendNG, instagram and Facebook, @LegendNigeria and join the conversation using the hashtag #FelabrationWithLegend2018.