Felabration Art Contest: Organisers announce N500,000 cash prizes
The organisers of Felabration have announced a total prize-winning of N500,000 for winners at the sixth edition of the artwork competition.
This is coming after a call for entries to artists ahead of the commencement of the 2022 edition of Felabration.
With the theme, ‘Fear not 4 man,’ three winners are expected to emerge in the art competition. The second runner-up will go home with N100,000, the first runner-up will win N150,000 and the winner will be presented with a cash prize of N250,000.
The submission portal for the artwork competition opened on June 15, 2022, and is scheduled to close on July 31, 2022. The competition is open to contestants and participants worldwide.
Over the years, Felabration has provided a platform to stardom for young creatives. The competition has continued to be a fantastic opportunity for global recognition in the world of arts.
The exhibition of the artwork and selection of the winners of the Felabration Artwork Competition as it is known will be held at the New Afrika Shrine.
Returning judges include Prince Yemisi Shyllon, Otunba Mufu Onifade, and Sarah Boulos, all highly regarded personalities and experts in the art world. The judges will decide the winners after which they will be announced at a ceremony in the months of Felabration.
Other events lined up for this year include the Felabration Afrobics dance competition, the 10th edition of the Secondary Schools Debate, The Symposium also known as the FELA DEBATES, A Fela themed Fashion show, The Dress Like Fela Day, seven days of Music Concerts featuring Nigerian and International artistes and The Felabration Ladies Webinar.
Felabration is a yearly festival of music and arts commemorating the life and times of Nigeria’s foremost musical icon, the late great Fela Anikulakpo Kuti. As a music brand, it is revered and highly influential. The idea and concept of Felabration as a yearly celebration of Fela’s music, life and times, originated from his eldest child Yeni who conceived it in 1998.
With the exception of 1999, Felabration has taken place annually. Currently Felabration – organised by the Felabration Organising Committee – has grown into a mega weeklong musical event in Nigeria, which attracts thousands of visitors to the New Africa Shrine from all over the world. Felabration is an official tourist destination of The Lagos State Government who are major sponsors of the event.