This edition, the 29th, comes after the Bantu band received invitations to perform at Germany’s capital Berlin. Ade Bantu and crew entertained at the Citizen’s Festival and performed at the city’s club Lido. The band has returned to Lagos in time for the popular monthly event held at Freedom Park.
September’s headliner Dakolo is the recipient of several awards for his vocal mastery. He took the award for Best Vocal Performance for the song ‘Iyawo Mi’, a tribute to his wife, at the 2014 Headies. His frequent collaborator and producer Cobhams Asuquo won the Best Recording category.
His co-headliner Awadi is perhaps Francophone Africa’s face of hip-hop. He was named Best African rapper at the 2004 Tamani Awards. An avatar of hip-hop culture, he has established a festival devoted to the genre in Dakar.
Both Ade Bantu and Awadi have collaborated before when a collective of African artists recorded a song against extremism.
This month’s show will also feature hip-hop artist Ill Bliss and singer Immaculate.
The 29th Afropolitan Vibes holds Friday 18 September at 8pm. Venue: Freedom Park, Lagos Island.