The one week long World Music Day celebration has come and gone, but the euphoria is still very high in the air.
Here in Nigeria, the World Music Day organized by the Make Music Lagos team was nothing short of electrifying. The events lined up for the celebration was culminated by the virtual Shutdown Concert on 21st June 2020.
EVENTS OF MAKE MUSIC LAGOS 2020
Eight events were on the line-up to captured the hearts and attention of Lagosians and the world over the course of the World Music Day week. The events includes the Learn to Play events, Learn to DJ events, Home Studio events, Music Business Conference, My Song Is Your Song, DJ Online Party, and the Live From Home Concerts. Read more about the events here.
HOW MAKE MUSIC LAGOS 2020 EVENTS WERE CELEBRATED
LEARN TO PLAY EVENT
The celebration kicked off on Monday 15th June with The Learn to Play events. The events were hosted by Rainbow Fingers Academy, Chrysolite Musical Consult, Zadeking Music School, Saxgold, Gbolahan Odukoya and renowed voice coach Ms Dupe Kachi Ige Sings, who gave free lessons to music enthusiasts on playing Keyboards, Saxophones, Drums, Guitars as well as vocal lessons.
LEARN TO DJ
The Learn to DJ events had insightful learning sessions hosted by DJ Horphuray, DJ Ernesty, DJ Nana, DJ Cypha, and award-winning DJ Obi– who hosted an extended live Q & A session.
HOME STUDIO EVENT
The Home Studio events were really innovative as music fans submitted sounds that were produced into a mix or music by MML partner producers- Olaitan Dada, Wole Adesanya, SMJ, and DJ Klem- with the entire production process being streamed live for all to view.
MUSIC BUSINESS CONFERENCE
The Music Business Conference which had 2 panels with extensive discussions on the issues of talent development, distribution and monetization of music against the backdrop of the disruption that COVID-19 has had on the industry. On the panels were: Bez (Music Artiste & Cofounder Music & Tech Space), Tayo Akinyemi (Showgear Limited), Godwin Tom (Imanage Africa), Tokunbo Komolafe (ACAS Law), and Damola Giwa (Spinlet).
MY SONG IS YOUR SONG EVENT
My Song Is Your Song event, a new addition to the MML line-up, was a global song swap by artists who performed covers of each other’s songs. Over 80 artistes participated in this collaborative event.
Other events include the 2-hour Friday night DJ Online party by Zannoza entertainment which featured DJ Cypha and Hypeman- Temisan Ikomi. There were lots of MML t-shirt and phone airtime giveaways.
LIVE FROM HOME
And with the absence of live concerts across Lagos due to the pandemic, the Live from Home Concerts filled the void with over 60 live performances by musicians and bands on the online platforms of artistes and various host partners.
SHUT DOWN CONCERT
The Make Music Lagos 2020 Shut Down Concert was nothing short of spectacular. The event which was held on Sunday 21st June at the L’avenida Multipurpose Centre, was live streamed on YouTube. It featured some of the best musicians in Lagos and Nigeria who all gave electrifying performances.
With world-class performances at the event, the Make Music Lagos 2020 Shut Down Concert can easily contend for the best online concerts ever during the Covid 19 pandemic. The lights and sound were topnotch. Breath-taking live performances came from Johnny Drille, Ladipoe, Khemmiesings, Evelle, Alternate Sound, Tim Godfrey, The Cavemen, Banke & Chike.
In a press statement marking the end of Make Music Lagos 2020, Adeola Akinyemi, Chair of the MML organizing team and Showgear COO, who expressed satisfaction in the success of the events said, “Above all, we are happy that we were able to contribute positively to the music industry; our city, Lagos; and country, Nigeria.”
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