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LAGOS ALIVE WITH GREATER LAGOS 2020 EXTRAVAGANZA

. . . Thousands Excited As Shows Run In Eko Atlantic, Four Other Venues

. . . Governor Sanwo-Olu For Badagry Show

Lagosians in their thousands have been trooping out to savour the thrills
and performances from both upcoming and popular artistes at the seven-day
musical extravaganza.

The shows which opened on Christmas Day will climax on December 31.

The shows have been electrifying in Ikorodu, Ikeja, Eko Atlantic City,
Badagry and Epe with many popular Fuji musicians mounting the stage.

On the way are A-list artistes, drone shows, exhibitions, dances, fireworks
display, music, talent hunt and over 35 concerts from top-notch and
upcoming artistes.

The likes of Olamide, Naira Marley, Zlatan, Seyi Shay, Fire Boy, Pretty
Boy, Do Fire boy, Small Doctor, Atawewe, Mukaila, Lyta, CBlack, Idowu West,
Dotman, Scraper, Oladips, King Perry, Reminisce, Skinny Airboy and a host
of others are also billed to perform.

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu is billed to attend the shows in all the five
locations.

Sanwo-Olu will be at the Badagry show on Friday, 27th December. Idowu West,
Dotman and Scraper are to perform alongside other artistes.

Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Shuli Adebolu has expressed
satisfaction with the large turnout of Lagosians at all the five locations;
over 10,000 attended the Badagry show and 4,000 in Epe on the Christmas and
Boxing Day.

Shuli noted that the free shows have been peaceful, with no records of
security breaches in any of the locations.

Highlights of other events lined up for Lagosians and visitors who have
been trooping to the locations include new year fireworks display,
announcement of the ultimate winner of the talent hunt discovery who will
earn a spot at the proposed Lagos Film and Video Academy and other
mouth-watering prizes for the top two finalists.

Speaking on some teething logistic problems experienced on the first day of
the event, the Commissioner affirmed that they had been addressed.

She enjoined Lagosians to come out en-mass to any of the Centres in Badagry
Grammar School, Epe Youth Centre, Ikorodu Town Hall, Agege Stadium and Eko
Atlantic City.

Adebolu thanked all the sponsors for partnering with the Government to make
this year’s event unprecedented. They include Guinness Nigeria,
MultiChoice, Access Bank, Zenith Bank, Airtel Nigeria, Glo, Mikano, Sab
Miller, Bet Naija, Indomie and Coca-Cola.

Also speaking, Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Gbenga
Omotoso dismissed a report that the show did not begin at the same time in
all the locations.

He insisted that the Government has delivered what it promised on the
Greater Lagos 2020 Extravaganza. More excitement, he said, is coming at the
various centres.

“I make bold to tell you that despite initial challenges, the show actually
kicked-off in all the locations as planned, except in Agege. Besides this
initial challenge that was swiftly addressed, I am glad to say that there
have been no reports of security breaches, no trouble about managing the
crowds and Lagos Television has been beaming it live,” the Commissioner
said.

According to Omotoso, the event promises to be simply “unforgettable” in
line with the Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s vision for a Greater Lagos, experience
for all its participants and viewers across the globe.

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