Imagine millions of people partying for 8 days nonstop, simultaneously in 5 locations across a mega city; immersing themselves in an atmosphere of fun, music, laughter, food, culture and oneness from Christmas Eve to New Year’s Day. This is what the One Lagos Fiesta brings, in what one can call the biggest crossover party in Nigeria.
Who says Lagosians only know how to hustle and work? Wrong. They know how to party and ‘turn up’ as well and what better time to do this than in December?
In what is going to be yet another moment of marathon fun across various locations in the state, Lagos is set to prove, once again that she is not just the commercial nerve centre of Nigeria, but also the undisputable entertainment and cultural capital of Africa with the One Lagos Fiesta, which will hold as part of the end of year celebrations.
One Lagos Fiesta is a celebration of culture and art that fosters an atmosphere of commerce, peace and unity among the people of Lagos State. By decentralizing the festival, key districts within the state are transformed into thriving tourist and holiday destinations for 8 days as millions of people are involved in massive celebrations across the megacity.
This exemplifies the spirit of excellence embodied by residents of Lagos. Everyone participates; regardless of economic class or whatever ethnic leanings they might have, lending credence to the fact that diversity isn’t necessarily a bad thing and can be a sign of strength, rather than weakness. People can strive towards a common goal, either in work or play irrespective of their origins, and per year, this exhibits Lagos State as an example for others across the nation to follow.
According to Steve Ayorinde, the Lagos State Commissioner of Information and Strategy, “The 2016 edition of One Lagos Fiesta is planned to be bigger, bolder and better than the maiden edition. Everything is in place to ensure security of residents and fun-seekers is assured. With over 40 concerts and 500 hours of entertainment, we are going to give Lagosians an unforgettable experience.”
In 2015, residents were treated to an array of the biggest stars in entertainment in locations like Agege Stadium, Ikorodu Town Hall, Badagry Stadium, Epe Youth Centre and the Bar Beach, Victoria Island. There were mega concerts across the city, and the Lagos State Government’s partnership with corporate sponsors added much colour to the event, while the presence of A-list artistes like Wizkid, Tiwa Savage, Davido, Olamide, Iyanya, Patoranking, Tekno, Seyi Shay, and others ensured the people had the best of entertainment Africa has to offer.
And it’s not just about music, as this year, Lagos Got Talent open mic contest will open for online registration and hold auditions across the state, where young, undiscovered talents will showcase their skills, be it music, dance, comedy, poetry, tricks, and so on with an opportunity to reach new fans and build a successful career in entertainment.
Speaking further, the Commissioner, Steve Ayorinde adds,
“The innovative Lagos Got Talent show holding across the five zones of Lagos State, will serve as a valuable platform to discover, celebrate and reward talented youths and assist them in launching successful careers in entertainment and showbiz.”
There will also be food contests, comedy, kiddies events, screenings, open mic shows and performances by some of the biggest DJs in the country, culminating in hundreds of hours of fun and entertainment.
For more information on One Lagos Fiesta and Lagos Got Talent contest, please visit www.onelagosfiesta.ng and follow @1LagosFiesta on social (Twitter, Facebook, IG) or #OneLagosFiesta for updates.