Music stars storm Lagos for golden concert

Eniola Ajayi, Lagos

The stage is set for Nigerian music stars to storm the City of Lagos on May 28, for the Lagos Golden Concert.’

The concert which is at the instance of the state government will feature the best of Nigerian traditional and contemporary musicians as well as fashionistas to the anniversary concert to round off the state’s Golden Jubilee anniversary.

Confirming the development, the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Steve Ayorinde said that the event would hold at the Bar-Beach and would bring together thousands of participants from all walks of life.

According to the Commissioner Ayorinde, the Golden Concert will serve as an ecstatic climax for the year-long activities that have been celebrating the cultural essence of the State since May 27, 2016.

“It will also serve as a bridge between the activities for Lagos @ 50 which will formally come to a close with an anniversary ball on Saturday May 27 and the second year anniversary of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode’s administration on Monday May 29, 2017,” he stated.

Vibrant economy
The Commissioner said the Golden Concert would further attest to the State Government’s commitment to the promotion of tourism, arts, culture and entertainment and how musicians as well as creative artistes, like fashion designers and models, help in sustaining a vibrant economy that has made Lagos the cynosure of all eyes in Africa.

“We thank the media and corporate sponsors whose generous contributions have sustained the year-long anniversary as well as every ‘Lagosian’ whose support, encouragement and enthusiastic participation made the Lagos @ 50 Celebration undoubtedly the most publicised event of the year across Nigeria,” Mr Ayorinde noted.

Some of the artistes that would be at the show are; the Juju music maestros, King Sunny Ade and Evangelist Ebenezer Obey as well as the legendry Highlife Patriarch, Sir Victor Olaiya.

Others are Davido, Phyno, Olamide, Humble Smith, Adekunle Gold, Lil Kesh, Partoranking, ‘Mr Capable’ Banky-W, Runtown, Vanessa, MI, Eedris Abdulkareem, Mr Eazi, and DJ Spinall.

Also expected are Fuji artistes like Adewale Ayuba, Abass Akande Obesere and Wasiu Alabi (Pasuma Wonder).

Mercy Chukwudiebere