Shina Peter, others thrill music fans at GidiFest 2019

Gidifest 2019, was a music festival, organized with the aim of promoting Lagos state as an entertainment destination of first choice, by featuring musicians who have captivated music fans and lived up to its expectation.

Music fans were thrilled with scintillating and energetic performances from top-notch music artists and DJs at the sixth edition of Gidifest, the biggest one-day music festival in Nigeria.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, the event which took place from late Saturday till early Easter Sunday at Landmark beach-front, Victoria Island, Lagos, was headlined by Shina Peters, Patoranking, Teniola, Wande Coal and a host of other entertainers.

Reports said Shina Peters entertained his audience with his energetic and evergreen ‘Afrojuju’ trademark dance. It got the whole crowd singing along with Peters and dancing to the old-school tune. Also, Patoranking, Teniola, Wande Coal were also at their best as they gave the crowd a breathtaking show and a value for their money.

Also part of the performers were Niniola, Dj Cuppy, Dj Neptune, Dj Obi and the host, Shody. NAN reports have it that, in a bid to support the established and popular acts, the organisers also introduced a ‘NextGen’. It said the organisers explained that ‘NextGen’ is the stage which was designed to raise the next generation of Nigeria’s raw and talented artists. Performing on stage under this group were acts such as Zlatan Ibile, Blaqbonez, Boogey, Dami Oniru, Goodgirl LA, Mo Believe, Organya, Oladapo, and Andre Music.

Dami Oniru, who was part of the ‘NextGen’ performing acts, commended the initiative for inviting up-and-coming artistes to exhibit their talents at the festival. “This is a major stage for us, the next generation, to come to show our talents, which is a privilege for me and my team. “ I gave my best performance and I am positive that from this point, it will skyrocket bigger to greater platforms in my career,” she said.

NAN also reports that the highlights of the event include, the display of carefully curated art pieces and live sketching by incredible Nigerian illustrators, aimed at promoting the Nigerian cultural values. According to NAN, the observation was that the fans were spoilt with choice foods and drinks as there was a range of appetising delights from various vendors and also exciting games to play. “What other way to celebrate the Easter break that a gidi-festival experience,” says Fatima Okorie, a law student from the University of Lagos (Unilag).

“This is my first time of attending an event like this and it has been fun all the way. “The beachfront view and fresh air make everything perfect. I don’t want to leave here, I feel alive,” she said.

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