Preparations are in top gear towards the successful hosting of 2022 edition of Nigeria Reggae Festival slated for November 11-13, 2022 at International Trade Fair Motel, Lagos.
This was disclosed last Monday at a media launch of the much awaited festival.
Nigeria Reggae Festival (NIREF) is the first of it kind in Nigeria, the idea and vision were initiated Iby Prince Emeka Ojukwu (founder Music Africa Awake), in the year 2015.
According to the organisers:
“ Idea behind Nigeria Reggae Festival is to preach one Nigeria, one Africa.
In the same vein Nigeria Reggae Festival is a platform to generate funding to promote upcoming artists.
Also the festival is an event where foreign reggae artists will be present and Nigeria reggae artist and Africa reggae in the diaspora will have the opportunity to collaborate with them.
Nigeria Reggae Festival is a platform for cultural exchange between Caribbean , Jamaica, Nigeria, and Africa in the diaspora.
Nigeria reggae festival is a tool to attract tourists to the host state”.
Running from November 11-13 the festival is aimed at restoring peace and unity in Nigeria and beyond. Billed to perform are notable Nigerian reggae artistes, and famous international stars.
For the founder Music Africa Awake Foundation Prince Emeka Ojukwu peace, one love and unity are essential ingredients for development.
“If you look at what is happening in Nigeria and other African countries, there is tension and attacks every day.
We feel that Nigeria Reggae Festival could be used to preach peace and unity in Nigeria and Africa so as to build the kind of society everybody will be happy to contribute his/her quota to its growth,’’ he said.
Prestige News findings reveal that the much awaited festival has gotten the endorsement of Lagos State Government and support from Jamaica government.
Meanwhile, organisers are leaving no stone unturned to ensure successful hosting of the event.