Lagos International Jazz Festival to host Italian artistes for 2022 edition- organiser
Mr Ayoola Sadare, organiser of the annual Lagos International Jazz Festival, says Italian and some other foreign artistes will be performing during the 2022 edition of the festival.
Sadare who had been organising the festival since 2005 disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Monday.
He said the festival had been slated to hold in December.
According to him, the festival, which has mostly involved local artistes over the years, will involve their international counterparts as a way to rebrand and expand the festival to make it truly international.
He noted that discussions were still ongoing with the Netherlands and some other countries’ embassies in Nigeria and there had been positive responses so far.
He said the platform needed more support from corporate organisations to ensure the festival attract more tourists across the globe.
“We have decided to repackage the festival and we have involved some embassies, they have decided to sponsor some of their musicians to be part of the festival to make it truly an international festival.
“Italian artistes will be part of this year’s festival.
“We are going into cultural exchanges with the foreign embassies through their music export office,” he said.
According to Sadare, the festival has not developed enough because Nigeria does not have a Jazz culture.