GIDIFEST 2019 is much more than the music!

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The Gidi Culture Festival is a celebration of the progression of urban youth culture which is expressed through our music, art & games. The last edition saw the rise of the ‘Gidi-Tribe’ and this year, in the spirit of empowerment, the theme is “Your Voice, Your Choice”. The founders, Chin and Teme explain that they want to empower young Nigerians to understand the power of their voice and how the choices they make can shape their future – this comes at a time when the nation is experiencing political and economic malaise and the call for young people to challenge the statuesque is on repeat. Six years running, Gidifest remains one of the biggest cultural initiatives fostering the burgeoning African entertainment landscape. They’ve done this back to back expanding their line up every year to stage Nigeria’s best and they’re back again this year for the sixth installment with a few changes and a broader spectrum of music and other activities.

The music is the driving force but Gidi Culture is a movement, a community, an identity; a rebellion of creative expression that embodies the progression of urban youth culture in Africa.

The festival is fast-growing and it’s more than just the music, there is much more to the culture, it is about enjoying the different types food, experiencing various artistic expressions, playing games and having fun, networking and connecting with other members of the tribe. It is about the lifestyle in gidi. This year’s show will take place April 20, with the host deciding to move to a new location Landmark Beach Front.

As part of their mission to highlight the mainstream and underground scenes, Gidi will maintain both its Main act stage and New Gen stage. The ‘Next Gen’ will add some much-needed diversity to the festival roster.

Headliners:

Patoranking, Sarz, Niniola, AKA, Teni the entertainer, Moonchild Sanelly, DJ Neptune, DJ Cuppy, DJ Obi and “GQOM” (SA electronic genre).

Next Gen Acts:
LAX, Zlatan, Blaqbones, Boogey, Mich Straaw, Mars & Barzini, Ogranya, Psycho YP, Mo’belive, Flash, Tems, Wavy the creator,  Dunnie, Dami Oniru, Good Girl LA, DJ Tmskd, Dj Nana, DJ Smallz, Oma Mahmud, Crowd Controller and more.

Food, Travel, Fashion (collaboration with Sneaker Exchange and XII Glover) and Youth empowerment are at the core of this year’s fete. You can get your tickets here.

Richard Ogundiya

Journalist & Techpreneur. Africa, communications and data.

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