The 3 Nigerian music festivals you should know about

    Nigeria has a lot for you to explore. It doesn’t matter whether you are looking for lakes, deserts to even natural wonders like the Zuma rock, Nigeria has all that you need, and more.

    In fact, the tech hubs of Nigeria are something you would want to experience yourself and is as good as any major city in the world. Plus, the world conferences in the region have leaders from across the world visiting each year.

    With a focus on innovation, the Nigerian economy is now on the path to progress. However, that isn’t the only thing you would love about it. Nigerian music is the other thing you can fall in love with easily, a true testimony to how beautiful African music can be.

    3 Nigerian Music Festivals You Need to Know About

    Nigeria is big on music festivals, and over the past few decades, it has only grown. It is an indisputable fact that music has an undeniably extraordinary impact on the culture and traditions of a country. Music festivals were not a big thing in Nigeria until recently. However, the last few years have seen an emergence of some popular music festivals that would make you want to visit Nigeria.

    Here is a list of the top 3 Nigerian music festivals you need to know about if you ever find
    yourself in the country!

    1. 1. Felabration

    Felabration is a music festival that happens once a year and began in 1998 in the memory of a famous musician named Fela Kuti known for his Afro-beats.

    His son Yeni Anikulapo – Kuti started it in his memory. During the weeklong music festival, there are music performances by some renowned international as well as Nigerian artists. They also have other activities like photo exhibitions and symposiums. This is something you must not miss.

    1. 2. Lagos International Jazz Festival

    The Lagos International Jazz Festival is ten now. It is a 3-day long festival that takes place at Freedom Park in the capital city of Lagos. The aim was to bring international jazz artists together, but now, it also includes artists from various other genres.

    Therefore, it is gaining a lot of recognition since it caters to the interests of a larger population. Famous artists such as Lekan Baba Lola and Jermaine Jackson who are Grammy Award Winners have also performed in this festival. Moreover, the state government of Lagos also extended its support to the festival.

    1. 3. Gidi Cultural Festival

    Gidi Festival started as recently as 2014 with the idea of making cultural festivals and pop music accessible and affordable to the general public at large in Africa. This festival came into the limelight in the year 2017 when the famous DJ Diplo came to perform at this festival.

    Therefore, these are some of the must-visit music festivals in Nigeria that you absolutely can not miss if you ever find yourself in this country that lends a beautiful glimpse of the Nigerian culture.

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