Lagos Set To Hold Two-Day Virtual Sallah Celebrations With A-List Musicians, Comedians
Some A-list Musicians and Comedians including Kenny Black, Gbenga Adeyinka, Omobaba, Small Doctor, Humblesmith, as well as some popular Islamic musicians such as Alawiye and Iya 'N Ghana, among several others, have been slated to entertain Lagosians during the forthcoming Ileya Celebrations. The event, which is an initiative of the Lagos State Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, has been designed to provide virtual entertainment for all residents of the State. According to the Special Adviser to the Governor on Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mr. Solomon Bonu, the event would be aired live on Lagos Television, Lagos State Government Facebook Page and YouTube channel on Friday 31st of July and Saturday 1st of August, 2020. He said, "The Lagos State Government is already known to lead other States when it comes to Arts, Tourism and Entertainment; that is why we planned to hold this concert to celebrate this year's Eid-El-Kabir celebration in view of the restriction placed on large gatherings due to COVID-19 pandemic". The Special Adviser added that the two-day event scheduled to hold between 5pm and 9 pm daily, promises to be fun-packed and engaging with special performances from some disc jockeys, dancers and will also feature some Nollywood Stars. While noting that the event would be held amidst strict adherence to all safety protocols, Bonu explained that the State Government is making efforts to address the yearnings of residents of the State, while also being mindful of not neglecting any aspect of the society. He, however, urged Lagosians to be very vigilant as they celebrate and ensure strict adherence to all medical and safety protocols that will ensure that the war against the pandemic is won in earnest. "I want Lagosians to celebrate in their homes, avoid large gathering, enjoy the fun from their phones and television sets and be very moderate throughout the holiday period and Eid-El-Kabir celebrations", the Special Adviser pleaded.