Debates to honour late afrobeats singer begin


All is set for 10 public and private secondary schools in Lagos State
to compete for this year’s edition of the Senior Secondary Schools
Debate, a segment of the 2019 Felabration.

Felabration is an annual festival founded by Yeni Kuti to honour her
late father and  founder of Afrobeats, Fela Kuti, who died on August
2, 1997 aged 59.

The debate will hold at Freedom Park, Broad Street, Lagos, today,
October 9, 2019.

The students will debate on the topic: “People above the age of 70
should not be allowed to contest political positions.”

Fela Symposium
After the senior secondary schools debate, the Fela Symposium (Debates
11) will hold on October 14, at the NECA House, Ikeja, Lagos.
Expected to speak at the event on the topic “Teacher Don’t Teach Me
Nonsense” are Chimamanda Adichie, Ugandan Bobi Wine and Professor Akin Oyebode.

Later that day, musical concerts will hold every evening at the New
Afrika Shrine, Ikeja, Lagos.
The concerts will run till Sunday, October 20.

Olajumoke Adeleke