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Davido, Diplo, Burna Boy & More Will Play Nigeria's Gidi Culture Festival 2017

Nigeria's Gidi Culture Festival is coming back strong this year for their fourth annual all-day bash at Lagos’ Eko Atlantic on April 15.

Nigeria's Gidi Culture Festival is coming back strong this year for their fourth annual all-day bash at Lagos’ Eko Atlantic on April 15.


This year's line-up is star-packed and will feature performances from Davido, Burna Boy,, Diplo Seyi Shay, Reekado Banks, Simi, Niniola, Sauti Sol, Vanessa Mdee, Falana, Dremo, Ckay, Mayorkun, Boj, and many others.

DJs Obi, Neptune, Altims and Vibes will be present and holding down the decks as well, alongside the this year's festival hosts Folu Storms and Jimmie.

You can see the full line-up here.

"This one-day event is... aimed at facilitating the growth of the urban youth culture in Nigeria," a representative for Gidi Culture Festival writes. "It will include physical and mental games for activity lovers such as volleyball and beach soccer with celebrity coaches and players."

"Highlights of the event will include, the display of carefully curated art pieces and live sketching by incredible Nigerian illustrators. The aim is to promote our culture and encourage people to support these young and upcoming artists."

"Most importantly, attendees will be spoilt for choice with food and drinks as there will be a range of appetising delights from various vendors."

Tickets for Gidi Culture Festival are available now.

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