The Arts

October 15, 2018

United States advocates non-violent elections as Major Lazer thrills Nigerian fans

United States advocates non-violent elections as Major Lazer thrills Nigerian fans

•U. S for non-violent 2019

Meanwhile, the United States Consulate General in Lagos, in collaboration with U-Live Africa recently co-hosted the Major Lazer SoundSystem Concert at the Hard Rock Beach on Victoria Island.

•U. S for non-violent 2019

Major Lazer, the American electronic dance music group, comprising Diplo, Jillionaire and Walshy Fire, were in Nigeria as part of a broader Africa tour which has taken them to South Africa, Malawi, Kenya and Uganda.

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Following performances by leading Nigerian disc-jockeys, United States Consul General, F. John Bray, delivered brief remarks to hundreds of excited music lovers:

“Tonight we are all here for Major Lazer. Music is the weapon, peace is the mission. As the 2019 general election draws close, I encourage you all to make a commitment to a non-violent and peaceful democratic process,” Consul General Bray, who was accompanied on stage by leading Nigerian artistes – Sound Sultan and Korede Bello – remarked just before Major Lazer began their performance.

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It was a night to remember for the hundreds of fans who thronged the Hard Rock Beach as the electronic dance music trio thrilled the audience with a blend of local and international tunes.

Major Lazer’s visit to Nigeria underscores the strong U.S-Nigeria cultural and people-to-people ties. The electronic dance music group has recently dropped three singles featuring three popular Nigerian acts – Tied Up, featuring Mr. Eazi; Loyal, featuring Kizz Daniel and All My Life featuring Burna Boy.

The Cultural Affairs Office at the U.S. Consulate General in Lagos organises a broad range of activities promoting cultural relations between the people of Nigeria and the United States.