Gidi Fest Announces First Line-Up For 2019 Edition
The Gidi Culture Festival is excited to announce the first line-up for the festival, with Patoranking, Niniola, Teni the Entertainer, Moonchild Sanelly and DJ Neptune to perform at the 6th edition of the annual music, food, art, games festival which will hold over the Easter weekend on 20 April 2019.
In usual fashion, the festival will be presenting a carefully curated and diverse line-up of some of the most exciting acts on the continent making waves across the globe.
Patoranking announced as one of the headline acts to perform at this year’s festival, broke into the music industry, in 2013, played his first major show at the inaugural edition of the festival in 2014. After 6 years in the music industry, an album, several hit singles, and joining Lauryn Hill on her Miseducation of Lauryn Hill Anniversary Tour, he is set to return to the Gidi Fest stage, as one of the continent’s leading artists.
The Nigerian queen of afro-house, Niniola, is a multi-award-winning artist and has been working with Sarz to establish house music in the Nigerian pop consciousness with tracks including Ibadi, Soke, and Maradona.
Niniola’s younger sister Teni the entertainer is another clear standout in the Afro-pop world. The uplifting artist had a big 2018 and won “Best New Act” at the 2019 Soundcity MVP Awards Festival. The singer, songwriter, drummer, and rapper has it all, and won’t be holding anything back for her debut at Gidi Fest.
Johannesburg-based artist Moonchild Sanelly comes to Gidi for the first time this year and brings her empowering character and trademarked hair with her. The ghetto funk superstar draws inspiration from a rich background of kwaito, hip hop, and jazz, and turns it into a colourful combination of GQOM music, fashion, and dance.
Gidi Fest is excited to share her unique style with the Gidi Tribe this year. Completing today’s announcement is the multi-award-winning, DJ Neptune, who is known for his diverse representation of sounds from across the continent with notable collaborations with Mr Eazi, Maleek Berry and Runtown.
The popular Next Gen stage is back for a second year at Gidi Fest and features some of the underground talents moving and redefining the Nigerian sound; Boogey, Mo’ Believe, Tems, Ogranya, Mich Straaw, Blaqbonez and Dami Oniru.
The Gidi Culture Festival is a celebration of the progression of urban youth culture expressed through music, art food & games. Last year saw the rise of the Gidi Tribe and this year, in the spirit of empowering the tribe, the 2019 theme is “Your Voice, Your Choice”. We want to empower the Gidi Tribe to understand the power of their voice and how the choices they make can shape their future.