Felabration 2019 kicks off October 14 with Chimamanda and Bobi Wine
the annual celebration and memorial in honour of Afrobeat maestro and music
legend Fela Anikulapo Kuti returns this October with an exciting lineup of
music and thought leadership events.
which is in its 21st year is an annual festival of music and arts
commemorating the life and times of Nigeria’s foremost musical icon, Fela Kuti. In celebrating Fela, the
organisers of Felabration seek to empower the people through art, dance, music
and intellectual discourse with the belief that together we shall succeed.
year’s celebration will proceed under the theme: ‘“FROM LAGOS WITH LOVE’ and
will run from October 14 – 20th 2019.
Orange prize winning author, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie will set the ball rolling on Monday October 14 2019 at 11am with in an afternoon of intellectual discussions with the theme ‘Teacher don’t teach me nonsense’ at NECA Hall, Hakeem Balogun street, Ikeja. She will be exchanging ideas with Ugandan opposition politician, Bobi Wine, UK based conscious artist, Akala, psychiatrist and ideas man Prof. Akin Oyebode. NOMA award winning author and Caine prize judge, Sefi Atta will moderate.
the last seven years, Freedom Park Lagos has become a leading partner venue for
Felabration, catering to the needs of an elite audience not at home with the populist
ambience of the New Afrika Shrine which is home to Felabration.
at Freedom Park will include premium entertainment and reception over one week with
live music performances, exhibitions and fanfare from both Nigerian and Foreign
artistes at the Festival. Each event is expected to host more than 2,000
attendees and is targeted at guests from home and abroad. Musical performances
will kick off at 7pm daily.
theme for Felabration at Freedom Park is “Thisislagos”
Guests at Felabration@Freedom
Park will enjoy 7 days of Live Music concerts featuring several Nigerian and
Foreign Artistes like Omawumi, Ego, Maka, Wole Oni, Phebean Sax, Dede Mabiaku,
Q-dot and Gloria Ibru amongst others.
There will be a Special
VIP lounge for attendees with VIP tickets.
Four Exhibitions will be
showcased around the Park with focus on FEMI KUTI by Bolaji Alonge,
Photographer, Eyes Of A Lagos Boy; COFFEE ART by Ekene Ngige; BEAUTIFUL,
featuring works by Chidynma Ochu & Ronke Komolafe and curated by Kennii
Ekundayo as well as COLLAGE ART by Sylvester Aguddah of Sylverscreen Arts.