Entertainment of Monday, 17 October 2016
Trigmatic over the weekend performed with the Safoa Band all the way in Nigeria at the 2016 Felabration at The Shrine.
After their first show Trigmatic took on his Instagram to express his excitement at the gig;
SAFOA BAND has been all over the news lately and it seems everyone is talking about their outstanding performance with Ghana’s finest musician “Trigmatic” during the “FELABRATION” MUSICAL FESTIVAL; a most prestigious festival celebrated by a great number of people in Nigeria and across Africa to honor the legendary FELA KUTI.
Felabration is an annual music festival conceived in 1998 by Yeni Anikulapo-Kuti in memory and celebration of her father Fela Kuti, a Nigerian musician and human rights activist known for pioneering the afrobeat genre of music. The one-week-long event which is held annually at the New Afrika Shrine in Ikeja, attracts visitors from different countries and has thus been considered as an official tourist destination by the Lagos State Government
Felabration is held on the week of Fela’s birthday. The event features musical performances from top music acts from Nigeria and guest appearances from internationally acclaimed musicians and personalities. It also consists of street parades, symposia on social and topical issues, debates and photo exhibitions.
Olufela Olusegun Oludotun Ransome-Kuti (15 October 1938 – 2 August 1997), known professionally as Fela Kuti, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, or simply Fela, was a Nigerian multi-instrumentalist, musician, composer, pioneer of the Afrobeat music genre, human rights activist, and political maverick. He has been called “superstar, singer, musician, Panafricanist, polygamist, mystic, legend. During the height of his popularity, he was often hailed as one of Africa’s most “challenging and charismatic music performers.