The Lagos State Government on Tuesday said it planned to create a festival calendar in order to make the state an entertainment hub on the continent of Africa.
The state’s acting Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Adebimpe Akinshola, who stated this at a press briefing on the ‘One Lagos Fiesta,’ said the festival calendar would showcase the tourism potential of the state.
She said the government had introduced talent hunt into this year’s edition of the ‘One Lagos Fiesta’ to propel many of its youths to stardom.
Akinshola said the event would continue in its tradition of holding across the five zones, comprising Ikeja (Agege Stadium), Badagry (Badagry Stadium), Ikorodu (Ikorodu Town Hall), Lagos Island (Bar Beach) and Epe (Epe Recreation Centre), as it held last year.
She said, “The One Lagos Fiesta is meant to round off the year. The only difference is that this year’s fiesta is for eight days because we found out that Lagosians wanted the fiesta expanded from five days we used last year.
“Last year, we did what we called the open mic, which was not competitive as such. But this year, we are making it competitive. The winner will be presented with a fantastic prize by the governor.”