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Smart City ‘Eko Atlantic’ to Host Artists at Gidi Culture Festival

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Eko Atlantic, Nigeria’s premium rising smart city situated on the shores of Victoria Island, has announced its partnership with Eclipse Live Africa, organizers of Gidi Culture Festival, to host the 4th edition of the festival scheduled for April 15th 2017.

While expressing his delight about the partnership, Mr. Ronald ChagouryJr, vice chairman of South Energyx Nigeria Limited, a subsidiary of the Chagoury Group said, ‘We are thrilled to partner with Eclipse Live Africa in welcoming the world to Eko Atlantic forGidi Fest 2017. This event has become one of the most talked about Music events in West Africa. We are very keen to showcase the tourism potential of Eko Atlantic and look forward to hostingguests from all over the world,’ he added.

Chin Okeke, festival Director, said, “Eko Atlantic is our preferred venue because we see it as the new gateway to Africa for entertainment and tourism. Music lovers will have fun within a safe and serene environment while enjoying the aquatic ambience of Lagos during the festival”. The festival represents the progression of the urban youth culture for those who desire good music and entertainment in Africa.

This year’s festival will feature sporting events such as; volleyball and beach soccer with celebrity coaches and players. Other highlights of the festival include, the display of carefully curated art pieces and live sketching by incredible Nigerian illustrators. The aim is to promote our culture and encourage people to support these young and upcoming artists. The festival promises to be full of appetizing delights from various vendors for the attendees.

International act, Diplo and other acts from all over Africa which include Davido, Burna boy, Seyi Shay, Reekado Banks, Simi. Others are Niniola, BOJ, Fresh L and Kenyan Sauti Sol, and Tanzanian Vanessa Mdee will be performing at the festival. DJs Neptune and Obi will be on the decks, supported by Folu Storms and Jimmie as hosts.

This year’s festival promises to showcase pan-African unison and talent.

 

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