Lagos and environs will experience endless funfair this weekend as residents will be treated to a night of thrills and excitement by artistes of the older and younger generations at the MTN Nigerian Music Fest scheduled to hold on Saturday, November 21, 2009 at the Ocean View Restaurants in Victoria Island Lagos.
The festival, which will witness a large convergence of artistes, producers, stakeholders in the entertainment industry, tourists from various parts of the world and music lovers across the city, will be one of the largest single musical concerts in the history of the Nigerian entertainment industry.
Preparation is in top gear and all arrangements, including venue, security, ticket sales outlets, crowd control and other logistics have been perfected for the much anticipated musical fiesta which will mark a celebration of Nigerian music legends of the last four decades.
Kola Oyeyemi, General Manager, Consumer Marketing, MTN Nigeria, explained that the companyâ€™s sponsorship of the fiesta was informed by its passion for quality delivery in whatever it chooses to associate with. He said: â€œWe have never relented in our effort to ensure that Nigerians are happy at all times. As you all know MTN is not just a telecommunications company, we are enablers of good lives and we are committed to affecting the lives of Nigerian in various positive ways including music and entertainment. So come Saturday, November 21, Nigerians will be treated to an exciting musical experience that they will never forget in a hurry, courtesy of MTN Nigeria.â€
Mr Soni Irabor, Chief Executive Officer, Ruyi Communication Limited, the organiser of the event, said that artistes from various genre of music in Nigeria, including those of the older and younger generations have since engaged in preparation and rehearsals in other to ensure the delivery of scintillating musical performances to the satisfaction of thousands of music-loving Nigerians.
Some of the artistes expected to hit the stage are Sir Victor Uwaifo, Sir Shina Peters, Fatai Rolling Dollar, Christy Essien-Igbokwe and Ras Kimono. Others include Wande Coal, African China, Faze, Timaya, DJ Zeez, Olu Maintain, Obesere, Terry G, MI, Weird MC and Iyanya.
Tickets are available for sales at Selected Skye Bank Branches, Silverbird Galleria. Tickets can also be bought at the main gate of Ocean View Restaurants, venue of the event.
Premised on a distinctive content and concept, the MTN Nigerian Music Festival will feature performances across various genres â€“ R & B, Hip Hop, Rap, Fuji, Juju, Afro beat, High life, Ikwokirikwo and Reggae. The festival promises to celebrate musical excellence of the past decades in Nigeria in a captivatingly unique way.