Events

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.

Interview
Image courtesy of Killbeatz.

Interview: Killbeatz' Short & Sweet Debut EP, 'Love and Happiness'

We speak to the renowned afrobeats producer about his joint Love and Happiness EP with King Promise & Ofori Amponsah, and his daughter's inspiration behind the project.

Killbeatz needs no introduction. The producer born Joseph Addison is one of the biggest hitmakers as far as afrobeats is concerned. From R2Bees to Sarkodie to FuseODG to M.anifest, Killbeatz has blessed your favorite singers and rappers alike with the soundtracks to their biggest hits. From the azonto era to the global spread of afrobeats, his contribution to African music as a whole cannot be overstated.

However, Killbeatz' influence doesn't stop at just music production. Behind the scenes, he's a complete industry player. The CEO of Ghanaian record label Legacy Life Entertainment, he's responsible for bringing star singer King Promise to the limelight.

Despite producing for the crème de la crème of the Ghanaian music industry as well as several international artists over the length of a decade, the highly-influential producer and instrumentalist never had a project of his own. Now he has set out to change that. In October 2020 Killbeatz dropped his debut EP, titled Love and Happiness.

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