Greater Lagos Music Fest records large audience turnout


Lagos state Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Shuli Adebolu, has expressed satisfaction with the large turnout of fun seekers at the Lagos extravaganza music fiesta at all the five locations.

Over 10,000 people attended the Badagry show and 4,000 in Epe on Christmas and Boxing Day.

Adebolu noted that the free shows have been peaceful with no security breach in any of the locations.

Highlights of other events lined up include; new year fireworks display, announcement of the ultimate winner of the talent hunt, 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 successful.

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.