This year’s edition of ‘Felabration’, an annual music festival in memory and celebration of Afrobeat music legend, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti will hold from Monday 9 October till Sunday 15 October 2023.
This was announced by the organisers of Felabration in a press release made available to journalists in Lagos on Friday, 16 June.
The theme for this year’s edition is ‘Question Jam Answer,’ a classic record composed by Fela and released in 1972.
The song fits right into the socio-political mood of the country after the intriguing general election, where people are searching for answers to questions asked.
Felabration 2023 will present an authentic and vivid showcase of African music, creativity, and resilience through art, dance, fashion, and music.
The festival usually features The Senior Secondary Schools Debate, The Fela Debates (Symposium), The Afrobics Dance Competition, The Artwork Competition, The Dress Fela Fashion Competition, The Musical Concert, and other activities.
According to the organizers, the concert will feature some of the biggest music stars from Nigeria and foreign artists also registered to perform at the New Afrika Shrine in Ikeja, Lagos.
Felabration is a week-long celebration of Fela’s legacy as the creator of the Afrobeat genre and as a renowned human rights activist.
Conceived in 1998 by Yeni Anikulapo-Kuti to honour the legacy of her father, Felabration is Nigeria’s biggest music festival today. It hosts tens of thousands of attendees annually.
Currently, Felabration Event is organized by the Felabration Organising Committee.
Felabration is an official tourist destination of the Lagos State Government is a major sponsor of the event.