People are drawn to certain issues in many ways – either emotionally, sentimentally, from past experience, for no reason at all and so on. A true African wants to always prove his origin even on a global stage. It stems from our hairstyles, to cuisines, to our distinctive fashion (that is fast creeping into all parts of the world), to our kind of music and the list goes on. Words like “Afro”, “Afropolitan”, “Afrophilia”, regardless of their modern day meaning, really give the desired vibe.
For lovers of alternative music, Afropolitan vibes is the monthly gathering of music lovers. It is a platform where fans of Afro-beat, Afro-funk, Afro hip-hop, Afro-pop and Highlife music, are thrilled to the time of a lifetime by contemporary songwriters and musicians. A collection of the most talented artists from this part of the continent, gather to rehearse and perform alongside the Bantu (Brotherhood Alliance Navigating Towards Unity) crew on stage (no lip-sync on stage). It is co-produced by Ade Bantu and Abby Ogunsanya. It is staged on every third friday of each month at Freedom Park‘s Amphitheatre. It starts promptly at 8:00pm and ends between 10:30/11:00pm.
Their tradition of serving freshly tapped palm wine (Sagamu brand) in gourds and calabashes (for the complete African feel), makes it a worthy escape on a monthly basis. Alcohol and other drinks are also available for purchase at the bar area of Freedom park. Then there is the after party, with special guest DJs alongside DJraybeeBrowne.
The best part of this amazing package is that it is basically free, though you are required to pay a token of
N500 at the Park’s entrance. Once you are in, the fun is unending. The next edition of the show comes up on the 18th of March, 2016. You do not need to see the list of performing artists for each of the show, you are rest-assured to have a good time.
If you are in Lagos or around on this date, feel free to join the experience but make sure you thank me every month. See you at Afropolitan Vibes, March Edition.