Since Fela died, Felabration has been the light under which Fela’s legacy gets amplified.
Last week, abami eda would have been 83.
Felabration 2019, which was themed ‘From Lagos With Love”, kicked off on MONDAY 14th of October and ended on 20th of October 2019.
The one week musical festival featured lots of musical artists – both Nigerian and foreign acts, upcoming and A-list artists; and they all brought their A-GAME.
MONDAY 14th of October started out as the opening ceremony with several artists performing.
TUESDAY 15TH , opened with music from the official Dj for Felabration 2019 ,DJ Dr Step and after that the performances for the night kicked off. Mr soft, steve black, Jennifer -Abdul, Doray, sim, sunku snoop, Turbor king , Efe , ckay, Barry J ,CDQ , Yomi sars and a whole lots of performances with Burna Boy thrilling the crowd.
WEDNESDAY 16TH came with more interesting vibe and act. The audience and people were now officially flowing with the vibe of Felabration. The likes of Dtone, cbaba ,pampa , soldier boy, sean Tizzle, victor Ad , Mc galaxy , Dammy krane ,Dapo tuburna ,DJ Kentucky , Paranormal DJ ,DJ kaywise , DJ Enimoney , DJ coded , DJ Babiosy and lots more with Pasuma the Fuji mystro closing up the night.
THURSDAY 17TH started with interesting music play by the official DJ of felabration 2019, which was followed with different performances with the likes of Praiz, bodun and his band , Alahji Haruna Ishola. Chelsea London dry gin also had their give away session followed by boom play dance competition.
FRIDAY 18TH welcomed us with loads of outstanding performances from A-list artist and upcoming ones. The likes of Omawunmi , Ara drummer, Mc galaxy, Jaywon , Lorraine lion heart all the way from bostwana and a whole lot of performances. Legend extra stout had their raffle draw, bearing out gifts to the people, followed by Chelsea London dry gin who also had their give away and boomplay dance competition. There was also Glenfiddich night which took place at Lagos palace hotel victorial Island with Femi kuti performing and other artist.
SATURDAY 19TH started out with musical performances, Dress Like Fela Competition, chelsea Give Away and Boom Play Dance Competition. Seun Kuti graced us with his performance, with songs that are soul searching relating to societal issues.
SUNDAY 20TH which was the grand finale, had lots of artists perform. Golden boy, mohbad, eko miliki, emeka ,Tobi daniels, mr ekundayo ,punchline-omb ,Black magic, charley boy, DJ cuppy, Bez, Teni, Iyanya ,and a whole lot more of other artist. The highlight of the DAY was when Femi, Femi’s son, Made and Femi’s brother, Seun teamed up for a saxophone performance. It was also telling that under the light of the stage, they gave Made the stage to shine.
The hilarious part was when Made held one note for about 10 minutes while his dad and uncle tried to distract him; they pulled his ears, clothes and nose – he didn’t budge. When it was over, Seun and Femi hugged Made for a job well done.
All in all Felabration 2019 From Lagos With Love started and ended well with Omobaba as the official MC and Spanky supporting.
Brands like Chelsea, Nigerian Breweries and Boomplay took the moment to shine New Afrika Shrine lights on their respective brands.
Below are some pictures from the event