Mazi and Friends Live! In Lagos tomorrow
Following the success of its London show, Mazi and Friends Live! the one-stop variety show will tomorrow be stage at the Muri Okunola Park, Victoria Island, Lagos in a relaxed atmosphere of music and ‘yabis’ that is banter.
Initiated by Maxi Abiodun Idris, the show is a product of the humourous social media commentaries propagated by him to discuss serious issues in a light-hearted manner. His huge followership on the social media space had become a near cult following with many fans demanding to party with him. The unconventional storyteller often recounted personal experiences in a way that resonate with a wide range of audience using a hybrid of language.
Speaking at a press briefing held at a lounge in Anthony Village, Lagos, Idris explained how the show was born, saying: “I decided to transit from writing to having a show because lots of people say that I have impacted their lives with my writing. Lots of people are living with depression and I always tell stories that inspire them. My show is always layback.”
“My later mother, Alhaja is a big influence in my storytelling. I am not a comedian but God gave me the gift to write. People pay to hear why I am called Mazi even though I am a Yoruba man,” he said, with tongue-in-cheek.
The show will feature afrobeat legend and Fela Anikulapo adopted son, Dede Mabiaku and Comedian Koffi Da Guru. As usual, the lead DJ is from the old school and will be joined later by a few new school DJs.
According to Idris, the Lagos show just like the London show, which held a few weeks ago will include a CSR project that tackles disability in sports, adding that in 2018, ‘An Evening with Mazi and Friends’ was held at the Freedom Park, Lagos an featured dance groups, music and lots of storytelling.