Alliance Française de Lagos and Trace TV Naija hosted a free concert in Lagos, Nigeria, to honour International Music Day that featured a variety of Nigerian performers from different genres.
Fête de la Musique, also known as International Music Day, is a festival of all things musical. It began in France in 1982 and is observed on June 21 every year to honour artists and singers for the gift of music, which inspires creativity and gives life to everything.
Alliance Française de Lagos is a Nigerian non-for-profit institution dedicated to the promotion of French language and francophone cultures, and to the promotion of cultural diversity. It also offers a variety of cultural events such as exhibitions, screenings and concerts all year long.
The concert’s goal, according to Marc Brébant, director of the Alliance Française of Lagos, was to promote music and give people the chance to enjoy and discover new sounds and new artists with various genres like folk or Afro-fusion. He also expressed his excitement about hosting this year’s celebration with Trace Naija.
“We are very happy to be hosting this year’s celebration in partnership with Trace Naija and we hope to continually produce such an event in the coming years,” Brébant said
Sam Onyemelukwe, MD of Trace West Africa expressed his delight in the partnership with Alliance Française as well.
“The collaboration effectively brought about a showcase of diverse genres of music from the Nigerian Entertainment scene which tuned attendees and music lovers to an evening of beautiful live music,” Onyemelukwe said.
The event had performers like Okwei Odili, Mich Straww, Wura Samba, Tega Ethan, Majeed, Minz and C Natty as well as Dj’s Lisa Li and Skoolboy. In between sets, there was a karaoke session and a magical performance to entertain guests further.