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Davido, D'banj, Tiwa Savage, Yemi Alade, Phyno, K.O, Riky Rick & More Will Play Lagos’ Gidi Culture Festival

The Gidi Culture Festival is coming back strong this year for their third annual all-day bash at Lagos’ Eko Atlantic.


The Gidi Culture Festival is coming back strong this year for their third annual all-day bash at Lagos’ Eko Atlantic on March 26th.

This year’s star packed line-up includes headliners Davido, D'banjTiwa Savage, Phyno, Yemi Alade and Timaya. South Africa’s K.O and Riky Rick will also be present, both will be holding their debut Nigerian performance at the festival. Opening acts include Adekunle Gold and Small Doctor.

Gidi Fest 2016 will be hosted by MTV Base VJs Nomuzi and Ehiz alongside City FM’s Sensei Uche, as well as DJ Obi and DJ Kaywise.

“Gidi Fest is a music festival that defines the progression of music and urban youth culture in Africa,” mentions festival founder Chin Okeke. “The festival was naturally born in Lagos because the city is the melting pot of the continent, yet it maintains a global outlook. Our lineup represents the current crop of African music stars.”

Tickets for Gidi Fest 2016 are available now. See the festival schedule below.

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