This year’s edition of Felabration is going to be Legendary! The festival, initiated to celebrate Afrobeat founder, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, a Legend who died on August 2, 1997, now has Legend Extra Stout as its official sponsor.
Felabration is a music festival that celebrates Fela’s life, his enormous influence on Nigerian society, and the Afrobeat genre. The week-long concert maintains the same infectious energy that Fela possessed decades ago, bringing a wealth of artistes from all over the world to keep the rhythm pulsing.
This year’s edition is themed “Overtake Don Overtake Overtake” In that song, Fela sang about the effects of usurpation of power and the degradation of fledgling African democracies. His grievance is that, in saner climes, the duty of the armed forces is to defend and support the civil government; not to overthrow it or usurp the duties of any branch of government
Local Nigerian artists and international acts grace the stage with notes of Afrobeat, hip-hop, R&B and jazz, among many others. The amount of talent that descends upon this West African hot spot speaks volumes about Fela’s status as a global icon.
The festival will showcase music performances, free medical services, public lectures and other musical concerts. It also includes various creatively diverse activities. ‘The Fela Debates’, symposium series, the secondary schools’ debate for schools in Lagos State, Dance Troupes, Photo Exhibitions, The Fela Street Carnival Parade with musical floats and costumed dancers.
Legend Extra Stout will be joining millions of Nigerians to celebrate the music legacies of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti as the official stout sponsor. The Legend Extra Stout brand also intends to reward thousands of Guests at the Afro-beat event.
Join us at the New African Shrine from the 15th to 21st of October. It is worth more than just an ordinary experience, it is Legendary!
To find out more about Legend’s presence at Felabration, follow the brand on Twitter @LegendNG, instagram and Facebook, @LegendNigeria and join the conversation using the hashtag #FelabrationWithLegend.