Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode
(3rd left), with female Amateur Boxers, Adijat
Gbadamosi (2nd left); Funmilayo Kushimo
(middle); Speaker, Lagos State House of
Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa (left);
former Heavyweight Boxing Champion,
Evander Holyfield (3rd right); Chairman, Lagos
Amateur Boxing Association (LABA), Hon.
Monsuru Liasu (2nd right) and Co-Chairman,
Lagos @50 Committee, Prof. Wole Soyinka
(right) during the Rhumbles in Lagos, tagged;
A Charity Boxing Match – Jagaban vs Holyfield
to commemorate Lagos @50 at the Landmark
Event Center, Victoria Island, Lagos, on
Thursday, May 25, 2017.
The Lagos State Government on Friday said it
has concluded plans to climax the Lagos@50
celebrations with a spectacular display of
The Government, in a statement signed by the
Commissioner for Information and Strategy,
Mr. Steve Ayorinde, said the fireworks would
be on display at midnight of Sunday, May 28
on the water of Eko Atlantic.
”This is inform the public that there will be a
display of fireworks as part of the music and
fashion show to round off the
50thAnniversary Celebrations of the State. The
fireworks will be on display at exactly 12
midnight at the Eko Atlantic City during the
Golden Concert. Residents do not need to
panic or nurse any fear whatsoever when they
hear the sound of the fireworks as it is only
just a symbolic way to draw the curtains of
what has been a very splendid and successful
celebration of our golden State.”
“Residents who cannot attend the concert can
also catch it live on Television as it promises
to be a historic and exciting night of fun and
maximum entertainment”, Ayorinde said.
The Commissioner also expressed the
gratitude of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode to
the sponsors of the fireworks, Eko Atlantic
The Lagos@50 Celebration, which began on
May 27, 2016, has featured series of events
and activities to showcase the cultural essence
of the State, including Jazz Meets Runway,
International Conferences, Arts Exhibition,
Film Shows, among others.
50 top artistes who have ruled the Lagos
music scene over the years are expected to
perform at the concert.
Some of the artistes billed to perform include
juju music maestros – King Sunny Ade and
Evangelist Ebenezer Obey as well as the
legendry Highlife Patriarch, Sir Victor Olaiya.
Other superstars on board are Davido, Phyno,
Olamide, Humble Smith, Adekunle Gold, Lil
Kesh, Partoranking, ‘Mr Capable’ Banky W,
Runtown, Vanessa, MI, Eedris Abdulkareem,
Mr. Eazi, DJ Spinall and Waka Music star,
Queen Salawa Abeni.
Also expected are star Fuji artistes like
Adewale Ayuba, Abass Akande Obesere and
Wasiu Alabi (Pasuma Wonder).
The Concert would also feature a fashion
show to depict the evolution of fashion in
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