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Hi-life Fest… talents battle for grand prize in Enugu today


Bright Chimezie

Enugu, the capital of Enugu State, will today host the grand finale of the music talent hunt show, HiLife Fest. The show will feature performances from Onyeka Owenu, Phyno, Bright Chimezie, Obiligbo Brothers, Tipsy Kelvano and Chibest David.

The Indigenous highlife music competition took the talent hunt to Onitsha this past weekend where the remaining contestants slugged it out for a place in the finals. These included five groups in the traditional dance category and 10 singers in the highlife music category, which has made the competition a staple among highlife fanatics.
Now, with the dust settled on the semis, it’s time for all finalists to brace up and prepare for the finals.

The music project, which is aimed at celebrating the heritage of Igbo people through music, has featured a plethora of talented acts from seven state auditions. The fight for the star prize of N2 Million has reached its peak after several mentorship sessions.


Speaking ahead of the event, highlife musician Bright Chimezie Said , “All the cities we have been to for the festival has featured very talented artistes. It will be interesting to see who eventually emerges the winner at the grand finale. However, I want to emphasize even more on the unity that this competition represents for the Igbo people and the country at large. Beyond whoever wins, the ultimate goal is celebrate Igbo culture through highlife music.”

Portfolio Manager – Mainstream Lager and Stout Brands, Nigerian Breweries, Mr. Emmanuel Agu said, “Hilife fest is a show of the commitment of Life Continental Lager beer, the Igbo man’s partner in progress, to continue promoting and propagating the beautiful heritage of the Igbo people through highlife music.”

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