’Nonye Ben-Nwankwo, Olalekan Adetayo and Ademola Olonilua
All is set for the second edition of the Lagos Street Carnival scheduled to hold tomorrow along the entire stretch of the Oba Akran Avenue, Ikeja. Billed to thrill the crowd are heavyweights in the music industry including Olamide, Terry G, Saheed Osupa, Li Kesh, 9ice, Humblesmith, Salawa Abeni, MC Arole, Malaika, Olu Maintain, YCee, Reminisce and Big Shef.
The 12 hours Carnival, which would include music and parade of colours by representatives of the 57 Local Government Councils and Council Development Areas is organised by the state government in collaboration with HEAT Entertainment outfit. It was gathered that the event is expected to set the tone for the Christmas and New Year Celebration.
In a statement made available to Saturday Beats, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mr. Fola Adeyemi said that the 2017 Lagos Street Party, which has now been rebranded and transformed into Street Carnival, is to provide fun and entertainment for families and set the stage for the One Lagos Fiesta which would hold in the five divisions of the State at a later date in December.
Adeyemi said the entire stretch of the Oba Akran Avenue would be closed to vehicular traffic from Ikeja under bridge to Sapara Street and all adjoining roads.
He, however, said that alternative routes have been provided through Ile Zik to connect Ikeja, while motorists could also navigate through Akani Doherty through Ladipo Oluwole, Adeniyi Jones and Aromire Road to connect Obafemi Awolowo way.