Nigeria: Afropolitan Vibes announces maiden festival

Afropolitan Vibes has announced 16 and 17 December as dates for its inaugural festival, which will take place in Lagos, Nigeria.

Ade Bantu performing at Afropolitan Vibes. Photo: Afropolitanvibes.com
Ade Bantu performing at Afropolitan Vibes. Photo: Afropolitanvibes.com

Started in 2013, Afropolitan Vibes has featured some of Nigeria’s best contemporary acts in its monthly series. The October edition featured Musiliu Ishola, Nigeria’s foremost apala musician.

Nigerian-German musician and film-prouducer, Ade Bantu, and Abby Ogunsanya, a marketing consultant, produce Afropolitan Vibes.

Ade Bantu is the front man of the 13-piece band, Bantu (Brotherhood Alliance Navigating Towards Unity) that hosts the monthly concert series. The band has four studio albums and has collaborated with stars like UB40, Nneka, Harry Belafonte, Fatai Rolling Dollar, and Asa.

Over its three year run, Afropolitan Vibes has become an important part of the Lagos cultural scene, presenting the finest blend of Nigerian music. Respected artists, Salawa Abeni and Shina Peters have performed on smae stage as the country’s younger generation of artists like Falz and Simi

The festival will include the concerts, art exhibitions, and music workshops. The festival will be hosted by Freedom Park, Lagos, same venue of the monthly concerts. 

For more information, visit the about Afropolitan Vibes website.


 

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