By Damilola Faustino
The Annual festival that celebrates the life and times of Fela Anikulapo Kuti is here again and it’s no other than “The Felabration Concert”.
Felabration is an annual music festival conceived in 1998 by Yeni Anikulapo Kuti in memory and celebration of her Father Fela Anikulapo Kuti, a Nigerian musician and human rights activist known for pioneering the afrobeat genre of music. Here are reasons why you should attend Felabration:
It will be a fun-filled one-week-long experience
This year’s Felabration 2018 event promises to be a memorable and bigger experience as guests, celebrities from all over the world will grace the event.
Great musical performance
Felabration annually attracts the best local and international acts, from all corners of the earth. At the festival, there is usually a collection of spectacular talent, creativity, and musical vibrations. The festival has over the years attracted various artistes like 2baba, Asa, Femi Kuti, Lucky Dube, Awilo, Baba Maal, King Sunny Ade and Lagbaja. Felabration 2018 will not be an exception as Femi Kuti, Seun Kuti, Adewale Ayuba, Davido, Adekunle Gold and DJ Jimmy Jatt are lined up to thrill guests over the course of the week. Also, Sauti Sol, Bez, Kiss Daniel, Niniola, Koker, MC Galaxy, Viktoh, QDot, Terry Apala, Brymo, Jaywon and Dotman amongst others, have also been confirmed to take the New Afrika Shrine stage.
Showcasing Fela’s artwork
This year’s Felabration 2018 will showcase the artistic styles, designs and aesthetic beauty of the late legend Fela about his lifetime, his unique and stylish mode of dressing, his stage performance and creative display of his dance to his music.
Felabration afrobics dance competition
There would also be a dance competition with the late legend’s music. This year’s Felabration will also be birthing the first ever “Afrobics” dance competition
Interactive debate session about Fela
In the course of the week, various events will be taking place. The events are designed to educate and entertain the participants and ensure that the week is a memorable one as an interactive debate session would also unfold at this years Felabration 2018 event which will be centred around the late legend, his lifestyle, music and his message he communicates through his music.
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