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2018 ONE LAGOS FIESTA TO ATTRACT TWO MILLION PARTICIPANTS, 90MILLION VIEWERS WORLDWIDE

…As LASG Unveils Olamide, Teni, Mr
Real, Humblesmith, Ayuba, Osupa, Other A-list Artistes For Concert

Lagos State Commissioner for Tourism, Arts & Culture, Mr. Steve Ayorinde (5th right); Special Adviser to the Governor on Arts & Culture, Mrs. Aramide Giwanson (5th left), with some of the Artistes billed for the One Lagos Fiesta, Teni; Saheed Osupa; Humblesmith; Mr. P; Mr. Real; Slimcase; Blackky and Adewale Ayuba during a press conference on the 2018 One Lagos Fiesta at Bagauda Kaltho Press Centre, the Secretariat, Alausa, Ikeja, on Monday, December 3, 2018.

No fewer than two million direct
participants and 90million viewers worldwide are expected to take part in this
year’s edition of the flagship Yuletide end-of-the-year revue of the Lagos
State Government, One Lagos Fiesta (OLF) holding from the eve of December 24,
2018 till the wee hours of January 1, 2019.

The State’s Commissioner for
Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mr Steve Ayorinde who said this while addressing a
press conference on Monday at the Bagauda Kaltho Press Centre in Alausa, Ikeja
to formally announce activities for this year’s show, said necessary
arrangements have been firmed up to ensure another hugely successful
outing.  

Ayorinde, who briefed the media
alongside senior officials of the State Government, some a-list artists billed
to perform and representatives of sponsors, said the OLF would hold in five
locations simultaneously across the State in line with the tradition adopted in
the last four years, adding that it was gratifying that the event had become
the biggest end-of-the-year entertainment brand in Africa as it provides an
unparallel platform for residents and visitors, both old and young, to relax
and enjoy themselves in a secured environment.

“As a Government, we are encouraged
by the noticeable achievements recorded as a result of hosting this event and
we are taking advantage of this year’s edition to fete millions of Lagosians
who have supported this initiative running for the 4th consecutive year.

“The One Lagos Fiesta draws parallel
with other international cross over events in the world especially in the
countdown night of December 31, and with the unique features associated with
the fiesta, it is anticipated to attract over 2million direct participants
across the State and over 90million viewers via live television and live
streaming on social media,” Ayorinde said.

He said considering the strategic
position of Lagos as the economic and socio-cultural hub of Africa with vibrant
expression of art, it had always been the tradition of Governor Akinwunmi
Ambode’s administration to use such instrument as springboard to drive
development and market the State’s potentials to domestic and foreign investors
who would, in turn, contribute meaningfully towards making Lagos Africa’s model
megacity.

Tagged ‘A December to Remember,’ the
Commissioner said there would be live music concert, which will feature
trending DJs and MCs and performances by popular Nigerian artistes and
musicians running from 6.00p.m till 12 midnight across the five venues in Agege
(Agege Stadium), Victoria Island (Bar Beach/Eko Atlantic City), Badagry
(Badagry Grammar School), Epe (Epe Marina Waterfront) and Ikorodu (in Ikorodu
Town Hall). 

Other festivities, according to him,
are kiddies corner, which would run from 12.00p.m to 6.00p.m with various
activities like bouncing Castle, Rodeo Bull, Carrousels, among others, as well
as cultural performances, stage plays and talent hunt, otherwise known as Lagos
Grows Talent, a grassroots’ competition which provides a platform for youths to
compete using their talents in the areas of music, dance, comedy and other
creative activities.

Ayorinde also announced the
introduction of a raffle draw as part of this year’s fiesta for the purpose of
winning a brand new saloon car, courtesy of one of the partners, CIG Motors.

Giving details, he said: “The
competition is open to only residents of Lagos State who are up to 18 years of
age and are in possession of a valid Permanent Voter’s Card (PVC). Every
individual that resides in Lagos and wishes to participate is a potential
winner of the vehicle.

“Entries will open on Thursday, 6th
December and close on Wednesday, 26thDecember 2018, and entries will be
submitted strictly online through the OLF website, while the winner is expected
to emerge through a raffle draw which will be conducted on the 31st December,
2018 at Eko Atlantic City venue. There are other consolation prizes to be won.”

 While thanking all the
sponsors for supporting the vision of the present administration to scale up
the entertainment and tourism potentials of the State via the OLF platform,
Ayorinde also encouraged Lagosians and visitors to take advantage of the fiesta
to experience and savour the attractions it brings whilst enjoying the fun that
is available in all the venues, just as he assured that adequate measures have
been put in place for security, traffic management, sanitation and health
concerns to ensure safety of lives and property throughout the course of the
fiesta.

Some of the a-list artistes expected
to perform at this year’s OLF include Olamide, Teni, Slimcase, Mr Real,
Humblesmith, Blackky, Mr P, Dr. Adewale Ayuba, Saheed Osupa, among many others.

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