We’ve got great news for all lovers of good music in the city of Lagos! The Make Music Lagos organizing team lead by Showgear (a leading Nigerian retailer of audio-visual gear and musical instruments) and its organizing partners (Alien Nation, Darliza Makeovers, IPC Events, StyleVille and The Audio Age Company) have announced the event line-up for Make Music Lagos 2018. The announcement was made at a press conference in Lagos on the 4th of June 2018.
Make Music Lagos is the Lagos edition of Make Music Day, a festival of free live music hosted in more than 120 countries all over the world to commemorate World Music Day under the guidance of the US-based Make Music Alliance.
The 2018 edition makes it the 3 rd consecutive edition of Make Music Lagos festival that has been hosted in the city Lagos. The 1 st edition in was hosted in 2016; it consisted of 3 concerts and performances by Bez, Cobhams Asuquo, Tosin Martins, Olufunmi, Wura Samba, Johnny Drille, Pita, Wole Oni, Lagos Mainland Choir etc. The 2 nd edition was hosted in 2017 and it consisted of 3 new music initiatives (Mass Appeal, Learn to Play & Street Studio), and 12 concerts with notable performances from King Sunny Ade, Daddy Showkey, Adewale Ayuba, Omawumi, BEZ, Sound Sultan, Morayo Music and Folabi Nuel.
The 2018 edition of Make Music Lagos promises a bumper slate of events across the month of June and it kicks off with the Mass Appeal, which is a live performance by a diverse group of instrumentalists and bands playing to the 2018 MML Theme Song composed by Alternate Sound, at the newly opened JJT (Johnson Jakande Tinubu) Park in Alausa.
Mass Appeal is hosted in collaboration with the Lagos Parks and Recreation Agency (LASPARK).
The Learn to Play events, a music instruments teaching initiative, runs from the 19th to 21st of June at Lagos State Education District 1, Agege and on World Music Day (Thursday 21st June) at Ikeja City Mall and Domino’s Pizza locations in Yaba and Lekki (Admiralty 2) from noon to 2 pm.
The Learn to DJ events, a teaching initiative that gives aspiring DJs the opportunity to learn from DJ Jimmy Jatt, DJ Nana, DJ Magnum and other leading DJs, takes place on World Music Day (Thursday 21st June) at Ikeja City Mall from 2pm to 5pm and the University of Lagos (UNILAG) from 2 pm to 4 pm.
The Street Studio, a freestyle music production initiative, takes place on World Music Day (Thursday 21 st June) at the University of Lagos (UNILAG) from noon to 2 pm and Domino’s Pizza locations in Yaba and Lekki (Admiralty 2) from 2 pm to 4 pm. Hosting the Street Studio events this year are the following leading Nigerian producers: VC Perez, Fliptyce, Olaitan Dada and PSykes.
A total of fourteen (14) concerts will also be hosted on World Music Day (Thursday 21st June) the MML team in collaboration with its venue partners: Bogobiri, Freedom Park, Hard Rock Café, Ikeja City Mall, MUSON Centre, University of Lagos (UNILAG), and Domino’s Pizza/Cold Stone locations in FESTAC, Oko Oba, Ogudu, Ikorodu, Surulere, Victoria Island (Ajose Adeogun), Ajah and Lekki Phase One (Admiralty).
The Lagos Shutdown which is the finale event for the 2018 celebrations comes up on Sunday the 24th of June at the Muri Okunola Park, Victoria Island from 4 pm to 10 pm. Confirmed for the Lagos Shutdown are the following artists: from Waje, Johnny Drille, Praiz and Vector. More confirmations from A-list artists are expected in the days leading up to the event. The Lagos Shutdown is hosted in collaboration with the MML venue partner, Lagos Parks and Recreation Agency (LASPARK).
Adeola Akinyemi, Showgear COO and the MML Organizing Team Chair, had this to say, “It is with great joy that we roll out the activities for Make Music Lagos 2018. The support this year from the government and public shows our collective commitment to music as an art and a great contributor to the development of our city, Lagos. We encourage every Lagosian to be part of the celebrations.”
Media partners announced so far for Make Music Lagos 2018 are African Movie Channel, Bella Naija, Lagos State Signage and Advertisement Agency (LASAA) and The Guardian. The 2018 edition of Make Music Lagos is endorsed by the Lagos State Government.
For a comprehensive list of performers, venues, events and other MML news/info, please stay connected via Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @MakeMusicLagos, and visit the MML website at www.makemusiclagos.org.ng.
And as it is the global practice of Make Music Day, ALL EVENTS ARE FREE. Meaning that you do not pay to attend or perform at any of the events. It is open to all without any strings attached. However, all performers and attendees at select events need to preregister.
Make Music Lagos is made possible by the generous support and cash donations from the Organizing, Venue, Media, Technical and Sponsoring Partners. To become a partner: [email protected] | 0903 774 8852 / 0903 774 8860.