Arrangements are in top gear for the first edition of ‘Eko On Show’, a musical, fashion and cultural fiesta put together by the Lagos State Government to mark the 61st Independence Day anniversary of Nigeria.

The event is scheduled to hold on Friday 15th of October, at the Muri-Okunola Park in Victoria Island, Lagos. 

A statement issued on Thursday by the Lagos State Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, noted that Lagosians and fun-seekers will have a memorable event as A-list Nigerian artists have indicated their readiness to perform to the delight of all attendees.

It stated further that attendees are assured of the best of entertainment, which Lagos has been known for, listing some of the artists billed to perform at the open-field event to include Davido, Tiwa Savage, Ayra Starr, Teni and D’banj, among others, while veteran musicians like Dede, Kwam 1 and Shina Peters will also make special appearances at the show.  

Confirming her presence at the upcoming event, Teniola Apata, better known as Teni, a Nigerian singer, songwriter and entertainer, enjoined Nigerians to anticipate the best of entertainment at the show, saying: “I can’t wait to show the people on ‘Eko On Show’, see you guys there on the 15th of October”.

The famous female Talking Drummer, Araoluwa, also speaking on the event said, “We are very happy to have this festival in Lagos now, it’s long-awaited because we have been shut down for too long and so we’re very elated”. 

Also as part of the event, Lanre Da Silva Ajayi, a Nigerian Fashion Designer and Founder of Eponymous Label, alongside other designers, would showcase items including couture, ready-to-wear jewellery, hairpieces, metallic fabrics, lace and African patterns. 

Additionally, there would be a display of classic artworks by Nike Art Gallery, which is the largest of its kind in West Africa, boasting a collection of about 8,000 diverse artworks from various Nigerian artists.  

‘Eko on Show’ is an entertainment event designed to gradually restore activities to the entertainment scene since the advent of COVID-19.