Lagos State is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, and according to information from the world press conference held yesterday at the Banquet Hall of the Governor’s office, Lagos House, Ikeja, an interesting series of events have been lined up to mark the state’s golden jubilee.
If you are a Lagosian (living and working in Lagos), or you just love the very vibrant city, here are 11 events to look forward to from April 8 till May 27, 2017.
1. ‘Wakaa’ The Musical
This special musical play produced and directed by ace producer and director, Bolanle Austen-Peters, will hold on April 8, 2017 at the Muson Centre, Onikan Lagos.
The three-day Broadway Musical Concert based on the life and times and the Afrobeat creator, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, will hold on April 13, 2017.
The musical will be performed by a combined cast of the original Broadway production and the Royal National Theatre production under Bill T. Jones.
3. Boat Regatta Parade
A water display of culture and tradition held on the creeks and lagoons of Lagos. The event is a flotilla of brightly decorated boats which depicts aspects of the city’s socio-cultural traditions found in folklore, traditional costume Lagos residents and tourists.
4. Lagos Loves The Cinema
On May 5, five of the highest grossing Nigerian box office movies, and five Nollywood classics would be screened to local audiences in the five divisions of the State – Ikeja, Badagry, Ikorodu, Lagos Island and Epe.
5. Lagos Dance Exhibition
A spectacular contemporary dance exhibition will hold on May 6, 2017, to celebrate the abundant talents in the state.