Eclipse Live Africa, organizers of what is best known as “Africa’s Biggest Beach Festival”, officially announce the third edition of Gidi Fest which returns to Eko Atlantic on Saturday, March 26, 2016. The one-day beach festival opens its gates at noon with day activities ranging from beach sports headed by celebrity team captains, to tasting the very best of African dishes at the food court, and of course live music from some of Africa’s best artists.
Speaking on the 3rd edition of Gidi Fest, Founder Chin Okeke says, “We are really excited to be back this year, having learned a lot from previous editions. We genuinely feel this one is going to put us on the global festival map and show the world that Lagos is the continent’s melting pot for music and culture. It’s about curating an experience for our people so there are some exciting upgrades that will surprise our guests!”
Gidi Fest is creating a tradition of youth empowerment and celebrating African music, culture and people in every form. In the strength of this, we chose to continue with last year’s theme of Africa on One Stage.
The 2nd edition of Gidi Fest, which held in April 2015, saw thousands of people at Eko Atlantic throughout the course of the day. Festival-goers enjoyed the fun daytime activities, beach sports, the Fayrouz art installation, The Melting Pot food court and last year’s hit, the silent disco. As the night went on, the main stage lit up with various artists from across the African continent including Congo’s Awilo, Kenya’s Victoria Kimani, Ghana’s EL and Efya, Rwanda’s Urban Boyz, Tanzania’s Vanessa Mdee, and Nigeria’s finest, such as Burna Boy, M.I, Waje, Falz, CDQ and more.
Gidi Fest 2016 is brought to you by Eclipse Live, Eko Atlantic, Lagos State and Heineken with support from Red Bull, Mikano, Eko Hotel and Hyperia.
Media Partners include MTV Base, Bella Naija, Silverbird, City FM, DSTV, Guardian Life, Cool FM, Linda Ikeji, MTV Base, Beat FM, NotJustOk, okayafrica, Pulse, Rhythm FM, Style Vitae, and Top Radio.
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The Gidi Culture Festival was founded by Chin Okeke, Teme Banigo and Bimbo Shittu, with the intention of providing live, affordable and accessible entertainment to African youth. Realizing the demand for quality entertainment is not class specific, Gidi Fest works to break down socioeconomic barriers with an entertainment offering that appeals to all youth-minded individuals. This platform curates and represents African music and culture with the goal of exporting our culture to a global audience.