Friday, 14 March 2014


Music lovers descended on a transformed Elegushi private beach on Sunday 2nd March, 2014 for the Gidiculture festival, the biggest beach festival to hit Lagos.

Encompassing so much more than just a music festival, the day-long event offered revelers the opportunity to enjoy a day out with friends and family in a safe environment. The first of its kind anywhere in Nigeria today, a spectacular event was put up by Eclipse Live, the producers of the event, rivaling stage productions anywhere in the world and was aired live on Channel O throughout Africa.

A day of fun-filled activities was lined up for festivalgoers including the beach soccer tournament, with brand partner Nokia, treating a lucky few to its new Nokia Asha phone in a scavenger hunt.

Influences from festivals across the globe was noticeable across the festival and it was clear that the organisers of the Gidiculture festival had taken an erudite approach in ensuring that this was not just another music concert happening in town. The food court with its varied range of vendors provided visitors with an option of ‘home’ food and continental dishes. This allowed visitors to pick up their food and enjoy the beach setting before the much-anticipated music performances kicked off.

With safety and security at the forefront of the event, the impact of the successful Park ‘n’ Ride initiative was visible, reducing congestion around the festival area drastically whist providing a hassle free alternative to visitors. Uniformed police officers were also noticeable in and around the festival ensuring that festivalgoers could enjoy the day in a safe environment.

To kick off the music extravaganza, fans were treated to excellent performances from some of the country’s finest up-and-coming outfits including the winners of The Gidiculture ‘Flow with the Beat’ competition. Some of the country’s finest DJs including DJ Caise, DJ Hazan, DJ Kentalky were on hand to keep the crowd entertained during sets.

High energy charged performances from the Syndik8 crew, Lynxxx, DJ Obi and Blink with the crowd only too happy to sing along to hit singles such as ‘Oya Twerk’ ‘Ifeoma”, whilst the exceptionally brilliant dancers kept the crowd fixated through out their performances.

Having had a brilliant year, Ice Prince returned to give the performance of a life time treating fans to his latest songs including ‘Aboki’ and ‘N word’ whilst commending the organisers of the festival in their attempt to bring a new and exciting concept to Nigeria.

A few surprise guests were also revealed on the day, including Ghanian export Efya who took the stage after Seyi Shay’s energetic performance. But that was not all, Nigeria’s own Tiwa Savage made a surprise appearance with PatorRanking and was only to happy to show her twerking skills.

Performances from Naeto C, Phyno, Ayo Jay and Mr double wahala, Oritse Femi were some of the highlights of the evening with Reminisce closing the stage to a spectacular fireworks display,

‘Our mission here at GCF was to bring a different experience to Lagos and I believe we managed to deliver a spectacular and memorable show. Our aim now is to bring a bigger and better show next year” said Chin Okeke, Executive Producer, Gidiculture festival.

Okeke continued, “We would like to thank everyone who came down and everyone who saw our vision and helped us in turning this dream into reality”.

You can catch the broadcast of the festival on the Original African music channel, DSTV Channel O (Channel 320) on Sunday 16th March 2014 at 16:00 (GH) 17:00 (NG) 18:00 (CAT) 19:00 (EAT).

Check out the Trailer!

Pictures from Gidi Culture Festival

Tuesday 18th March 12:10 GH, 13:10 NG, 16:10 EAT, 14:10 CAT

Wednesday 19th March 19:00 GH, 20:00 NG, 23:00 EAT 21:00 CAT

Friday 21st March 07:00 GH, 08:00 NG, 11:00 EAT, 9:00 CAT

Sunday 23rd March 15:00 GH, 16:00 NG, 19:00 EAT, 17:00 CAT

No comments:

Post a Comment