UNSPECIFIED - NOVEMBER 27: Photo of Bob Marley. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

King Wadada, Baba Fryo, Mervellous Benji, others perform at Bob Marley festival in Lagos

King Wadada, Baba Fryo, Mervellous Benji, Lamlam, Black Cymean, Faya, Bclean, Benja O, Bunny as well as budding reggae artistes and comedians on Saturday in Lagos excited their fans in a musical festival held in honour of late reggae legend, Bob Marley.

The artistes performed  Bob Marley’s hit songs, leaving their fans with nostalgic feelings at the festival tagged “Ehi Reggae Jamz Festival”,  held at Ehi Resorts, Lagos.

King Wadada, who organised the fest, said it was to uphold the reggae genre of music to reposition it and re-enact the musical philosophy of late Bob Marley.

Wadada said that he had collaborated with Dr Lucky Omogode, Chief Executive Officer of Ehi Resorts, to ensure the musical festival becomes a yearly event  to honour the late reggae legend.

He said reggae music was a prophetic one which tries to evaluate societal happenings and proffer solutions to them.

The late Bob Marley, who was born February 6, 1945, died May 11, 1981, at the age of 36 from cancer.

While he lived, he was considered as the most influential reggae star that used his music to fight against injustice, oppression and inequality in the society, regardless of race and religion.

 One of the budding artistes, Lamlam, performed Marley’s track, “No Woman, No Cry”, which highlights the strength of a woman.

Another artiste, Bunny, who said Marley’s music had inspired her during her low moments in life, performed the musical legend’s track “Don’t worry”.

She encouraged her fans that life’s challenges were normal and would fizzle out over time.

Legendary musician, Friday Igwe, popularly known as Baba Fryo, also performed his evergreen music which he produced in 1990, “Dem Go Dey Pose”, while  energetically displaying his “Galala” dance.

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