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Bumper package, as organisers unveil make Music Lagos 2018

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As fun loving Lagosians gear up for this year’s Make Music Lagos, the organising team led by Showgear, a leading Nigerian retailer of audio-visual gear and musical instruments, and its partners Alien Nation, Darliza Makeovers, IPC Events, StyleVille, Tsaboin Tech World, Livecraft Productions, Legacy Planet Limited & The Audio Age Company, have announced the event line-up for this year’s showpiece

The announcement was made at a press conference held recently in Lagos to unveil the music project, which promises exciting times for participants.Make Music Lagos is the Lagos edition of Make Music Day, a festival of free live music hosted in more than 120 countries all over the world to commemorate World Music Day under the guidance of the US based Make Music Alliance. The 2018 edition makes it the 3rd consecutive edition of Make Music Lagos festival that has been hosted in the city Lagos.

This year, Make Music Lagos promises a bumper slate of events across the month of June and it kicks off with the Mass Appeal, which is a live performance by a diverse group of instrumentalists and bands playing to the 2018 MML Theme Song composed by Alternate Sound, at the newly opened JJT (Johnson Jakande Tinubu) Park in Alausa. Mass Appeal is hosted in collaboration with the Lagos Parks and Recreation Agency (LASPARK).

The Learn to Play events, a music instruments teaching initiative, runs from June 19 to 21, at the Lagos State Education District 1, Agege and on World Music Day (Thursday June 21) at Ikeja City Mall and Domino’s Pizza locations in Yaba and Lekki (Admiralty 2) from noon to 2pm. The Learn to DJ events, a teaching initiative that gives aspiring DJs the opportunity to learn from DJ Jimmy Jatt, DJ Nana, DJ Magnum and other leading DJs, takes place on World Music Day (Thursday June 21) at Ikeja City Mall from 2pm to 5pm and the University of Lagos (UNILAG) from 2pm to 4pm.

The Street Studio, a free style music production initiative, takes place on World Music Day at the University of Lagos (UNILAG) from noon to 2pm and Domino’s Pizza locations in Yaba and Lekki (Admiralty 2) from 2pm to 4pm. Hosting the Street Studio events this year are the following leading Nigerian producers VC Perez, Fliptyce, Olaitan Dada and PSykes.

A total of fourteen concerts will also be hosted on World Music Day (Thursday June 21) and the MML team in collaboration with its venue partners: Bogobiri, Freedom Park, Hard Rock Café, Ikeja City Mall, MUSON Centre, Creative Arts Department, University of Lagos (UNILAG), and Domino’s Pizza/Cold Stone locations in FESTAC, Oko Oba, Ogudu, Ikorodu, Surulere, Victoria Island (Ajose Adeogun), Ajah and Lekki Phase One (Admiralty).

The Lagos Shutdown, which is the finale event for the 2018 celebrations, comes up on Sunday, June 24, at the Muri Okunola Park, Victoria Island, from 4pm to 10pm. Confirmed for the Lagos Shutdown are Waje, Johnny Drille, Praiz and Vector. More confirmations from a-list artists are expected in the days leading up to the event. The Lagos Shutdown is hosted in collaboration with the MML venue partner, Lagos Parks and Recreation Agency (LASPARK).

Adeola Akinyemi, Showgear COO and the MML Organising Team Chair, said, “It’s with great joy that we rollout the activities for Make Music Lagos 2018. The support this year from the Lagos State Government and public shows our collective commitment to music as an art and a great contributor to the development of our city, Lagos. We encourage every Lagosian to be part of the celebrations.”


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