It was amidst glitz and glam that the 2016 edition of the annual music fiesta aimed at celebrating the legacy of Afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti kicked off on Monday, October 10, 2016.
The annual event conceived by Yeni Kuti in 1998 is usually celebrated in the week leading to Fela’s birthday on October 15 each year with activities culminating into a week long event for music enthusiats and other followers of the Afrobeat maestro.
With a new logo launched for the celebration of the festival, this year’s event is themed, ‘Everybody say Yeah Yeah’ and it has witnessed some amazing performances popular Nigerian entertainers across different genres of music.
Visitors to Afrika Shrine, the venue of the event had witnessed performances from music stars such as Daddy Showkey, Sound Sultan, Omawunmi, Jaywon, Kcee, Eva, Saheed Osupa and Reekado Banks during the week. Other performers include Dice Ailes, Simi, L.A.X, May D, Chinko Ekun, Mz Kiss, Toby Grey, Mr Plana, Yemovo, Terry Apala, Ade Guitar, Sean Kid, Bodun Trumpet, Skuki, and Falana.
The cast on Fela’s birthday celebration, yesterday, October 15, 2016, featured top performers who took turns to delight fun seekers present. Sonorous singer, Waje took the audience through a rendition of her chart topping singles with the support of the live band on stage. Her voice serenaded the building as she performed from her repertoire of songs while the fans sing along.
Visitors witnessed another fun moment when Seun Kuti, son of Fela Kuti mounted the stage to deliver a mind blowing session. Seun alongside his band took the audience through a moment of good live music while also dropping his lines in spectacular style.
Other performers who mounted the stage on the night include prolific rapper, Vector, Jesse Jagz, Praiz, Mc Galaxy, Wale Thompson, Niniola, Rayce, Classiq, Omo Akin, Arese, Seriki, Mizz Spice, and Kehinde Sax.
Every year, the event witness the attendance of people of different racial background scattered in different parts of the world. Evident at the Afrika Shrine last night were fun seekers from Scandinavian countries mingling with their Nigerian counterparts as they enjoyed music blaring from the speakers at the venue.