Gidi Tradition Pageant, the most important music and humanities competition in West Africa, has introduced Naira Marley, Flavour and Rema because the headliners for this yr’s occasion, which is increasing to a few days for 2020.
Happening from 9 to 11 April on the 14.5-hectare Tafawa Balewa Sq. in Lagos, the seventh version of Gidi Fest has the theme of ‘Bringing it house’, celebrating the growing numbers of individuals returning to the Nigerian metropolis for the occasion.
Co-founded by Chin Okeke of promoter Eclipse Live, earlier editions of the competition have featured the likes of Wizkid, Maleek Berry, Burna Boy, Tiwa Savage, Davido, Teni, Diplo and Moonchild Sanelly.
Naira Marley, who moved to the UK from Nigeria as a toddler, is making his Gidi Fest debut this yr, following an look at Wizkid’s Starboy Fest on the O2 Enviornment (20,000-cap.) final yr and a current sold-out present at O2 Academy Brixton (5,000-cap.).
“To be thought of the largest and most long-standing competition within the area is an unimaginable achievement”
Teenage rapper Rema will kick the competition off on the primary day with a invoice centered on the sound of Nigerian youth., whereas multi-instrumentalist Flavour is ready to go up the rhythm and soul-themed second day.
“2020 is all about bringing it house, while additionally throwing essentially the most international cultural celebration for the Gidi Tribe but, with a brand new venue, two additional days, and a lot thrilling and essential music, artwork, meals and video games to share,” feedback Gidi Fest and Eclipse Dwell co-founder Chin Okeke, who’s talking at the upcoming Futures Forum in London.
“It’s been a rewarding seven-year journey up to now and and all the things simply retains rising yr on yr, to now be thought of the largest and longest-standing competition within the area is an unimaginable…