The Lagos state government has planned to host a mega concert to commemorate its golden jubilee.
This was disclosed in a statement by Steve Ayorinde, Lagos state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, on Thursday, stating that the event tagged “Lagos state Golden Concert”, will hold on Sunday, May 28 at Bar Beach.
According to commissioner, the concert will climax 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 29th 2017,” he said.
Ayorinde said dignitaries that will grace the event include the state Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, members of the State Executive Council, State House of Assembly members as well as party chieftains and corporate players from the Organized Private Sector.
Artistes billed to perform at the show are 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 star Fuji artistes like Adewale Ayuba, Abass Akande Obesere and Wasiu Alabi (Pasuma Wonder).
On a final note, Ayorinde said the Golden Concert will further attest to the state government’s commitment to promote tourism, arts, culture and entertainment as a fashion show will be incorporated in the event.
The statement thanked the media, corporate sponsors and Lagosians for their support and participation which made the Lagos @ 50 Celebration undoubtedly the most publicized event of the year across Nigeria.
By Bright Bassey