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2022 Felabration set to kick off with artwork competitions.

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The 2022 Felabration is set to kick off. The annual festival of music and arts commemorating the life and times of Nigeria’s foremost musical icon, the late great Fela Anikulapo Kuti will begin on Thursday, September 29 with the artwork competition.

 

These major competitions aimed at providing a platform for young creatives to attain enviable heights through artwork, afrobics dance, and fashion.

Speaking on the competitions, one of the judges for the Afrobics dance competition, Funke Kuti noted that the competitions were carefully created to be a platform for young creatives in arts, fashion, and dance while commemorating the legacies of the legendary Afrobeat progenitor.

 

 

Themed, ‘Fear not 4 man,’ the artwork competition is scheduled to be held at the Kalakuta museum. With the three winners are expected to emerge in the art competition. The second runner-up will go home with N100,000, the first runner-up will win N150,000 and the winner will be presented with a cash prize of N250,000.

 

 

The festival and celebration of late Fela Kuti continue on Friday, September 30 at the Afrobics dance competition. This competition is scheduled to be held at the New Afrikan Shrine.

 

The festival train moves to Freedom Park on October 2, where the fashion competition, Dress Like Fela, will be held.

 

The Dress Like Fela fashion competition, according to the organisers, was conceptualised to create more cultural awareness and an opportunity to showcase Fela-inspired outfits. The winner of the fashion show will be rewarded with a sum of N1m, mentorship from a leading fashion designer, and publicity opportunities.

 

The Nation/ S.S

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