-Felabration 2017 to commence on Oct 9, tagged “The Prophecy”.
-The festival is expected to attract several tourists and promote Nigeria’s rich culture and traditions.
Millions of Nigerians across all walks of life will once again have the opportunity to celebrate the life and times of Nigeria’s Afro beat legend, the late Fela Anikulapo Kuti at this year’s Felabration.
The annual festival which kicks off on Monday, October, 9 will run for one week and end on Sunday, October 15; which coincides with Fela’s birthday. This year’s festival is themed “The Prophecy”.
This year’s edition will also mark the 20th anniversary of Fela’s death.
The week long musical festival attracts thousands of visitors annually from all over the world to the New Africa Shrine and is an official tourist destination of The Lagos State Government and it promises loads of excitement and entertainment.
Since the festival was instituted by Fela’s daughter, Yeni Kuti, Felabration has held every year with the exception of 1999.
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The festival will feature musical performances, an art competition, Afrobics Talent Hunt, Fela Debates, Symposium, Secondary Schools Debate and the Felabration Carnival.
Over the years Felabration has attracted many high class musical acts from all over the world including: Hugh Masakela, Femi Kuti, Lucky Dube, Awilo Longomba, Baba Maal, Les Nubians, King Sunny Ade, Lagbaja, Asa and 2face Idibia.