Artistes, mayors storm La Campagne Tropicana for AIM Festival
The La Campagne Tropicana Beach Resort in Ikegun Village, Ibeju – Lekki, Lagos, is the place to be this weekend, as leading artistes from across the globe will be performing at the African International Music Festival.
The event, which started yesterday, continues today, with Karnal 7 TV, Turkey, beaming the show.
Speaking on the music fiesta, which will parade the likes of King Sunny Ade, Motherland Beckons, organisers of the event, said the stage is set to play host to one of the biggest and most enthralling musical concerts of the decade.
According to the spokesperson for the organisers, AIM Festival, which is design to showcase the best of African’s talents to the world and serve as a veritable platform for discovery and nurturing talents in the different fields of entertainment for export across the globe, this year’s edition is attracting the presence of some of the biggest names in the continent.
Legendary Afro Juju exponent and Africa’s leading musical icon, King Sunny Ade, is one of such names that will perform at the festival.
Others include Malika, Falze, Adekunle Gold, Dede Mabiaku, Fire, Yemi Juju, Kamit, Kola Ogunkoya (Gbedu Master), Afe Ayodele and the trio of Atunda Entertainment proteges, Anu the lady Ekwe, Olo midan bata and Ara (Thunder), with a host of renowned artistes from the other 54 Africa countries.
The World Conference of Mayors (WCM) in its endorsement letter to the President of La Campagne and Founder of Motherland Beckons, Otunba Wanle Akinboboye, said it, “supports Ambassador Wanle Akinboboye’s vision with the Motherland Beckons and lovers of Africa to enhance and expand tourism in Africa. We cannot think of a better way of bringing our cultures together than through music and entertainment.
“It is with pleasure that we pledge our full support for the African International Music Festival and chief promoter of the African International Music Festival. The members of the World Conference of Mayors would like to show their appreciation to Ambassador Wanle Akinboboye.”
According to Jack Sims, a retired Mayor of the City of District Heights, Maryland, USA and Vice President of the World Conference of Mayors for Trade, who signed the statement, “I have had the opportunity to develop a close 20-year relationship with Ambassador Wanle Akinboboye and the Motherland Beckons Programme.”
Guests had started arriving the resort this morning, while live performances started by 7pm and will span all days and nights of the festival. It will be a heavily celebrated media event with Karnal 7 Television in Istanbul, Turkey beaming the event live to its audience in Turkey and other parts of the world, while a number of other television stations, satellite networks and social media platforms across the world are also covering the event live.
The three days feast will besides the live musical performances, witness a number of other entertainment activities, such as food festival, fashion show, art and craft exhibition, village market and water as well as beachfront related tourism activities.