More than two million direct participants and 90 million viewers worldwide are expected to take part in this year's edition of the Yuletide end-of-the-year revue of the Lagos State Government, also known as One Lagos Fiesta (OLF).
The event will be holding from the eve of December 24, 2018 till the wee hours of January 1, 2019.
The State's Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Steve Ayorinde who said this while addressing a press conference in Lagos State, Southwest Nigeria to formally announce activities for this year's show, said all is set to ensure a huge successful outing.
Ayorinde, who briefed the media alongside senior officials of the State Government, some Nigeria finest artists billed to perform and representatives of sponsors, said the OLF would hold in five locations simultaneously across the State in line with the tradition adopted in the last four years.
The event, without doubt, has become the biggest end-of-the-year entertainment brand in Africa as it provides an unparalleled platform for residents and visitors, both old and young, to relax and enjoythemselves in a secured environment. As a Government, we are encouraged by the noticeable achievements
recorded as a result of hosting this event and we are taking advantage of this year's edition to fete millions of Lagosians who have supported this initiative running for the 4th consecutive year.
The One Lagos Fiesta draws parallel with other international cross over events in the world especially in the countdown night of December 31, and with the unique features associated with the fiesta, it is anticipated to attract over 2million direct participants across the State and over 90million viewers via live television and live streaming on social media, the state commissioner says.
The commissioner Honourable Steve Ayorinde believes the event would be used as springboard to drive development and market the State's potentials to domestic and foreign investors who would contribute meaningfully towards making Lagos Africa's model megacity.
With this year's theme tagged A December to Remember the commissioner says the One Lagos Fiesta is not just about celebrating the end of one year, it is also a period filled with exciting activities for everyone.
It is also a hub for children and adults who wanttop-notch entertainment, he says.
In line with the policy of inclusiveness associated with this Administration, this year's OLF will continue in its tradition of holding across the five divisions for eight consecutive days. Like last year's edition, the venues remain: Agege (in Agege Stadium), Victoria Island (at Bar Beach/Eko Atlantic City), Badagry (in Badagry Grammar School), Epe (at Epe Marina Waterfront) and Ikorodu (in Ikorodu Town Hall). It
will commence, like the previous editions, on the eve of Christmas, 24th December and will run till the wee hours of the New Year.
Activities lined up
The commissioner says Festivities for the One Lagos Fiesta includes Kiddies Corner which will run from 12.00p.m to 6.00p.m with various activities like bouncing Castle, Rodeo Bull, Carrousels, amongst others, Cultural performances, Stage play, raffle draw and Talent hunt also known as Lagos Grows Talent.
It provides a platform for youths to compete using their talents in the areas of music, dance, comedy and other creative activities. The objective is to discover, celebrate and reward budding talents amongst the youth in the State,''he said.
Other events include Live Music Concert, which will feature trending DJs and MCs and performances by popular Nigerian artistes and musicians.
I am pleased to announce that this year's edition will witness the introduction of a raffle draw for the purpose of winning a brand new saloon car, courtesy of one of our partners, CIG Motors. The competition is open to only residents of Lagos State whoare up to 18 years of age and are in possession of a valid PermanentVoter's Card PVC. Entries will open on Thursday, 6th December and close on Wednesday, 26th December 2018.
Entries will be submitted strictly online through the OLF website. Thewinner is expected to emerge through a raffle draw which will beconducted on the 31 st December, 2018 at Eko Atlantic City venue,he concluded
Some of the artistes expected to perform at this year's OLF include Olamide, Teni, Slimcase, Mr Real, Humblesmith, Blackky, Mr P, Dr. Adewale Ayuba, Saheed Osupa, among many others.
Source: Voice of Nigeria