Three days after the Greater Lagos 2020 Extravaganza started, fun-seekers in their thousands have been going out to enjoy performances from upcoming and popular artists at the seven-day musical event.
The shows which opened on Christmas Day have been electrifying in Ikorodu, Ikeja, Eko Atlantic City, Badagry and Epe with famous Fuji musicians entertaining the crowd.
Speaking on how the musical extravaganza has so far gone, Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Shuli Adebolu expressed satisfaction with the large turnout of Lagosians at all the five locations. She disclosed that over 10,000 attended the Badagry show and 4,000 in Epe on Christmas and Boxing Day.
The Commissioner further expressed happiness over the peaceful nature of the shows, noting that there have been no records of security breaches in any of the locations.
On some teething logistic problems experienced on the first day of the event, Adebolu said that they had been addressed.
She enjoined Lagosians to come to enjoy at any of the Centres and thanked sponsors for partnering with the Government. The sponsors include Guinness Nigeria, MultiChoice, Access Bank, Zenith Bank, Airtel Nigeria, Glo, Mikano, Sab Miller, Bet Naija, Indomie and Coca-Cola.
Also speaking, Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso dismissed a report that the show did not begin at the same time in all the locations.
He insisted that the Government has delivered what it promised on the Greater Lagos 2020 Extravaganza. More excitement, he said, is coming at the various centres.
“I make bold to tell you that despite initial challenges, the show kicked-off in all the locations as planned, except in Agege. Besides this initial challenge that was swiftly addressed, I am glad to say that there have been no reports of security breaches, no trouble about managing the crowds and Lagos Television has been beaming it live.”
Omotoso further assured that the event promises to be “unforgettable” in line with the Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s vision for a Greater Lagos.
Greater Lagos 2020 will climax on December 31 with a fireworks display, the announcement of the ultimate winner of the talent hunt discovery who will earn a spot at the proposed Lagos Film and Video Academy. There will also be mouth-watering prizes for the top two finalists.
Olamide, Naira Marley, Zlatan, Seyi Shay, Fire Boy, Pretty Boy, Do Fire boy, Small Doctor, Atawewe and Mukaila will perform at the closing. Others billed to entertain Lagosians are Lyta, CBlack, Idowu West, Dotman, Scraper, King Perry, Reminisce and Skinny Airboy.