Felabration holds between 15-21 October


Ayodele Efunla

Theme: “Baba At 80 : Overtaking Overtake”

“BABA AT 80 : OVERTAKING OVERTAKE “,, will be the theme of this year’s FELABRATION. FELA will be, posthumously, 80 years old this year, 15 October. FELABRATION 2018, is poised to celebrate the milestone. This year’s event holds between 15-21 October 2018. And the theme song is FELA’S hit tune, “Overtake Don Overtake Overtake”.

The event kicks off on that Monday 15 October, with its traditional Symposium Discussions, “The FELA Debates”.

However the Secondary School Debates which is built around children’s competitiveness in logic, comes a few weeks before the main festival commences. It is usually a contest between the private and public schools in Lagos state, Nigeria. This year is no exception and the topic of contention for this year will be released soon.

The main event is the 7-day music concerts which commences on the night of the opening day, October 15, 2018. This year, all top Nigeria Artistes have indicated willingness to perform at the festival. Plans are also in top gear to bring in some five star international musicians.

The two contents, FELABRATION ART and AFROBEAT DANCE COMPETITIONS, will make their second appearances this year. These as their names imply are contests amongst youths in the specific areas mentioned. The Art Competition is usually a contest on FELA related issues. While the Afrobeat Dance Competition brings out the best in the dancing prowess of the youths.