Wizkid at Gidi Fest 2018. Photo: Tej/Gidi Culture Festival.

How Gidi Culture Became The Festival For The 'New African Generation'

Gidi Culture Festival's co-founder Chinedu "Chin" Okeke on creating one of the coolest African festivals around.

Now on its fifth year, the Gidi Culture Festival is at its peak.

Gidi Culture was started in response to the demand from young audiences in Nigeria for affordable access to live entertainment. Though still relatively young, the festival has become a special hub for the meeting of established African acts with a rising generation of promising young musicians.

This year proved to be its biggest yet, as the line-up featured star performances from Wizkid, 2Face, Brymo, Adekunle Gold, Maleek Berry, DJ Spinall and a special appearance by Tiwa Savage, along with live sets from the new school of Nigerian and African music like Odunsi, Tay Iwar, Lady Donli and many others.

We talked to Chin Okeke, co-founder of Gidi Culture Festival, to pick his brain about the hard work and magic behind the success of his festival.

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