By Bayo Bernard
Eko Atlantic, Nigeria’s sprawling city on the ocean will next Monday witness the biggest entertainment event ever in the country with A-list sensational artist DAVIDO performing live alongside Tiwa Savage in the 2018 edition of Born in Africa Festival, BAFEST.
The one day event is sponsored by the Herbert Wigwe-led Access Bank Plc, Nigeria’s top entertainment promoter.
Other stage wizards like Awilo Longomba, Sho Madjozi, Olamide, Timaya, Kizz Daniel, Yemi Alade, Falz, Dbanj, Burna Boy, Flavour have been confirmed to perform.
According to the organizer, the festival is a celebration of the dynamism of the African spirit.
Group Head, Communications & External Affairs of Access Bank, Amaechi Okobi said the bank will continue to invest in entertainment.
“We are proud to be showcasing the best of African Vibes at this historic event. It is the climax of all our efforts to change the Nigerian and African narrative.
Our string of event partnerships such as the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon, Art X Lagos, the African International Film Festival and the finale, the Born in Africa Festival all aim to change the continent’s negative narrative as well as to project it as a hub for entertainment and creativity.
“BAFEST’ he said “is a day-long event which kicks off at 9am with the Fashion, Art and Film Park, where various artistes and fashion designers will exhibit their works, while some of Africa’s finest filmmakers will host movie screenings. The main concert featuring Africa’s biggest talents starts at 6pm.”
Africa’s top models and fashion designers will add spice to the event. They include Oluchi, Millen Magese, David Tlale, Torlowei, Blingshiki and Tiffany Amber.