The annual Felabration musical festival is here again. Felabration which is in its 15th edition is the annual celebration of the life and times of the late musical icon Fela Anikulapo Kuti. This year’s event promises to be bigger and will take place in October.
The Events will kick off with the Senior Secondary Schools Debate on the 9th October 2012 at the Freedom Park, the debate which is in its 2nd edition will have senior secondary students from private and public schools in Lagos. The topic for the debate is “Social Media in Africa; good or bad”.
Eedris Abdulkareem, JJC, Femi Kuti, Kenny Ogungbe, Omobaba at the press conference held at the New Afrika Shrine
The students will be followed by the Symposium tagged ‘The Fela Debates’ with the “Corruption and the Next Generation”, and will take place on Monday 15th October which happens to be Fela’s birthday.
The symposium will feature guest speakers like Prof Wole Soyinka, Dr Femi Falana, Carlos Moore, Prof Osinbajo, HE Fmr Gov of Cross River State, Mr Donald Duke, Mr Ben Murray Bruce and a host of others who have spoken on various topics.
Wizkid’s Felabration performance from last year below:
On Saturday October 21st 2012 will be the ‘Felabration Carnival’ is a multicultural setting which includes people dressed in various Nigerian ethnic attires on well decorated floats. This carnival is aimed at reflecting the uniqueness of African dress sense.
The multi-headliner music concert featuring artists form all over the world will take place on Tuesday October 16th – Sunday October 22nd .
Felabration is a must see event that will also see appearance and performances from Femi and Seun Kuti who missed out from last year’s Felabration, due to being on tour, i’m sure fans will be thrilled to hear this, and will definitely mark the dates on their calender.
Here’s a promo video from last year to give you a feel of the Event: