Hey there; I hope December is treating you very well. There’s a lot to look forward to this month and if you missed the maiden edition of The Lagos Street Party (TLSP), there’s still a lot of fun to be had. I was at the Lagos House, Ikeja on Thursday, 11th December, 2016 for the press briefing on One Lagos Fiesta 2016. I am one of the social media partners and as such will be posting updates about it on my social media pages. We were addressed first by Mr Steve Ayorinde, the Honourable Commissioner for Information, Lagos State who gave an overview of the programme and subsequently by Hon. Adebimpe Akinsola, Special Adviser to the Governor on Arts & Culture/Acting Commissioner for Tourism, Arts & Culture and Mr. Obafela Bank-Olemoh, Special Adviser to the Governor on Education, the Co-chairs of the One Lagos Fiesta Committee.
One Lagos Fiesta (OLF) is a celebration of Nigerian music, arts and culture involving a series of concerts which take place at 5 locations in Lagos State simultaneously. It is one of the major events that the Lagos State Government has put together to promote tourism in the state. The second edition is here and promises to be ‘better and bolder’. Hon. Adebimpe Akinsola stated that the safety and security of Lagosians is a priority and that adequate measures have been taken to ensure the security of lives and property throughout the event. She said that arrangements have also been made for traffic management, sanitation, health and safety concerns. The sponsors for OLF 2016 include Nigerian Breweries Plc and Globacom Ltd.
This is what Lagosians should be looking forward to;
The five venues for the concerts remain the same and entrance is free;
As an introduction to some of what will be enjoyed during the fiesta, we were treated to beautiful traditional music and dance by the dance troupe of the Lagos State Council for Arts & Culture. Of course, I did a lot of dancing..
Follow my pages on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook for updates about OLF 2016, you may win something (think VIP tickets). You may also visit www.onelagosfiesta.ng and the OLF social media pages for updates.