Live band challenge to showcase Lagos heritage – Govt

Live band challenge to showcase Lagos heritage – Govt

The Lagos State Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture has said the objective of the upcoming music concert tagged, ‘Thrillerbandz Music Challenge,’ aligns with the mandate of the ministry.

The Special Adviser to Lagos State Governor on Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mr Solomon Bonu, said this in a statement on Thursday.

Bonu was quoted to have said this during a press conference held at the National Theatre, Iganmu.

He said, “The objective of the live band challenge, which is to showcase an important aspect of our musical heritage for development into a viable cultural product, aligns with the mandate of the ministry.

“Hence, the state saw the need to support the event as an avenue to engage the youth productively, especially during the period of festivities.”

The Managing Director of Evergreen Music Company, Bimbo Esho, said the concert was a collaboration between the National Theatre and EMC and will feature no fewer than 50 live bands.

“No fewer than 50 live bands are expected to showcase their talents to thrill and dazzle the audience and African music aficionados in a relaxed environment.

“We promise an enchanting 12 hours back-to-back session that will delight the audience on the days of the event. As major stakeholders in the development of Nigerian culture, we are duty-bound to contribute to the growing musical and entertainment industry, and use the potentials to boost the nation’s economy,” she said.

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