This year’s edition of felabration holding from 15th of October to 21st October is going to be Legendary! The festival was initiated to celebrate Afrobeat founder, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, the legend who died on August 2, 1997. 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 artists 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.
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