IN preparation for its cross-generational music concert, the organisers of The First Music Festival, Five Star Music and Golden Tulip Hotel, have unveiled a list of corporate organisations who have thrown their weight behind the event.
At the unveiling ceremony held at Golden Tulip Hotel on Thursday, April 4, General Manager of the hotel, Shousha Moshen, expressed gratitude at the support stating that the vision is to continue the festival many decades to come. “It has nothing to do with the finance; it has everything to do with the support. Highpoint of the festival will be the presentation of awards to Nigeria’s music legends such as King Sunny Ade, Onyeka Onwenu, Femi Kuti and Bright Chimezie,” Moshen said
The sponsors of the first music festival, which is slated for April 20, include Best beverages, Lion Stone, Egypt Air, Air France, KLM, Turkish Airlines, Don Morris, Diamond Battery, Samarien Energy and a host of others.
President of Five Star Music, Kingsley Okonkwo, aka Kcee, of the defunct Kcee Presh music group, said that the music festival is not like any show but is out to register something in this nation as far as music is concerned. “When the idea came up, we had no money, no sponsor, no idea to get money and today, the festival is going to happen because there are people that are actually supporting the dream. No matter how little their support is, they have seen the dream and have decided to key into it,” he enthused.
Billed to perform at the event are some of the country’s legendary and young superstars including King Sunny Ade, Onyeka Onwenu, Bongos Ikwue, Tuface Idibia, Flavour Nabania, Kcee, Ice Prince, Olamide, Pasuma Wonder.