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Lauryn Hill Will Perform Her First Ever Concert In Nigeria

Lauryn Hill will play her first show in Nigeria on May 1, including Miseducation staples and live Fugees classics.


Lauryn Hill has announced that she'll be heading to Lagos on May 1 to perform her first ever Nigerian concert as part of May Day Live. The show, which will take place at the Eko Hotels & Suites, will feature Ms. Hill alongside a 20-man band and "other top local and international acts" that are as of yet unconfirmed, AllAfrica reports. This wont be the singer's first time performing in Africa, as she recently held her first ever show in Ghana and has previously played in South Africa for Cape Town Jazz Festival, Rwanda, Ethiopia, and Senegal. At her Accra concert last year, Ms. Hill ran through her Miseducation staples and live renditions of Fugees classics, tunes which you can expect to hear at her upcoming Lagos date. See the confirmation of the show from Lauryn Hill's official twitter account and watch fan footage from the singer's recent Ghanaian concert below.

Update 4/6: Nigerian hip-hop veteran Sound Sultan has joined the bill for Lauryn Hill's Lagos concert, according to Nigerian Entertainment Today.

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The professional recording artist, photographer, writer, fashion artist, designer, and evolving creative has been spending all of this time in a house occupied by other creatives. This situation is ideal. At least for an artist like Wavy who is always in a rapid motion of creating and bringing interesting things to life. The energy around the house is robust enough to tap from and infuse into any of her numerous creative outlets. Sometimes, they also inspire trips into new creative territories. Most recently, for Wavy, are self-taught lessons on a bass guitar.

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