NIGERIAN INDEPENDENCE CELEBRATED IN A GRAND STYLE IN LAGOS

It said yesterday the event would be guided by protocols.

Tourism, Arts and Culture Commissioner Mrs. Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf, spoke at a briefing in Ikeja.

Akinbile-Yusuf said the government, in conjunction with Sky Africa, would organise a two-day event to celebrate the event, tagged: ‘Sweet Sixty’.

“September 30 and October 1 will witness a very classic two-day event to be hosted by Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, in conjunction with Fly Africa, to celebrate the independence in an event called Sweet Sixty,” she said.

She said September 30 would witness parade of lead voices in entertainment like Ebenezer Obey, Sunny Ade, Victor Uwaifo and Onyeka Onwenu.

They will thrill Lagosians and the world at Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, Lagos.

Akinbile-Yusuf said the celebration would be a mix of old and up-and-coming musicians, with Grade A musical artists, world-famous Ali Baba, Kenny Blaq, DJ Neptune, DJ Kaywise, DJ Biggy, Nollywood celebrities.

She added that dance groups would perform at the event from noon till midnight, to usher in October 1 in a grand style.

The commissioner said the ministry would invite renowned social clubs, whose activities had been interrupted since COVID-19 began months ago.

Special Adviser to the governor on Tourism Solomon Saanu Bonu said although the political capital had been moved to Abuja, the state remained a leader in population, economy and entertainment, among others.

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