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Another FELABRATION : “Just Like That”!

Posted: Sep 29, 2015 at 6:35 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

October 12-18, 2015 is this year’s version of The Annual Global Entertainment Festival “FELABRATION”. And this year, the Festival would parade THIRD WORLD, A reggae Super Star Group,from the USA, London Afrobeat Collective, Newen Afrobeat Band from Chile, with a possibility of Lauryn Hills return and All NIGERIA’S “A” List Musicians/Artistes.

The Festival created by Yeni Kuti, FELA’S eldest child and daughter, is designed to celebrate the Life, Times and Music of FELA ANIKULAPO-KUTI, is the biggest International Festival in West Africa.

This year’s festival dubbed “JUST LIKE THAT”, begins with THE SECONDARY SCHOOLS DEBATE, on Tuesday, October 6, 2015, at the FREEDOM PARK, Lagos Island. Private and Public Secondary Schools would be contesting the topic “POVERTY IS NOT AN ACCIDENT  ” as asserted by Late Nelson Mandela.

On Monday October 12, 2015, inside the NECA HOUSE,CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT, ALAUSA IKEJA, The Annual Symposium FELA DEBATES comes up. This Year the symposium topic is “HUMAN RIGHTS AS MY PROPERTY”. Chairman/Moderator of the event is the recent past Governor of Lagos State Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola.

Sandra Izsadore, the African American lady instrumental to redirecting FELA KUTI’S music perception from American styled Jazz to Rhythms of Africa; AFROBEAT, would be speaking

Other speakers are : Prof. Chidi Odinkalu, of Nigeria Human Rights Commission, Mr. Kunle Ajibade, Journalist and Mrs. Ayo  Obe, renowned Human Rights Activist.

The NEW AFRICA SHRINE, official home of FELABRATION bursts into activities later that  night of Monday October 12, 2015, as the first group of performers take to the stage.

We shall endeavor to update you regularly as we go along.

The musical events continue from Monday all through Sunday with a Saturday October 17, 2015, morning carnival/roadshows along major roads of Lagos metropolis. Different artistes/ Musicians perform in the different days of the week. The Concerts are free safe for the last day, Sunday 18, 2015, which attracts a N500 gate fees.

However, those who are attending the events in any of our Partnering Venues may have to pay token gate fees as stipulated by those venues. Majorly the FELABRATION VENUE PARTNERS ARE : KALAKUTA MUSEUM, FREEDOM PARK,

Our Partnering Venues are Unique onto themselves because they showcase their own packages. They, on their own, are able to sustain the weeklong Festival without duplicating events/performances from the Home Venue..

The theme “JUST LIKE THAT” like most of the other past themes, is also the title of a FELA KUTI Monster Hit.

This year’s carnival has been largely supported by the Media, particularly City People, Encomium, iGroove Radio, UNILAG Fm, Unity Fm, Top Naija Fm, GoldMyne TV, Promasidor, KOGA, GET TV, 7Up Bottling Company, Street Media, ASIRI, De Renaissance Hotels,etc.

FELABRATION 2015, has suddenly taken over Nigeria EntertainmentSpace,JUST LIKE THAT. Nothing else matters anymore.