By Adeola Ogunrinde
The maiden edition of ‘The Lagos Street Party’ (TLSP) will take place from the 3rd to 4th December 2016 along Ahmadu Bello Way as the area is expected to be shut down for the event.
The mega street party is to attract one million participants, with N500,000 fun-lovers expected to attend each day.
The street party is meant to flag-off the Yuletide period and is being hosted by White Star in conjunction with the Lagos State Government.
At a news conference on Thursday in Ikeja, Lagos, South-west Nigeria to unveil The Lagos Street Party, the state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Steve Ayorinde, said 500,000 fun-lovers were expected to attend the street party each day.
He said the party was meant to kick-start series of festivities lined up for the yuletide season.
According to him, “Not less than 500,000 people are expected at the event daily, which will be holding from 12 mid-day to 12 midnight between December 3 and 4, 2016. Adequate security will be provided during the party.
“The street party will witness local and foreign visitors. It is not to kill other carnivals like One Lagos Fiesta but to complement them. The street party is in line with the initiative of Akinwunmi Ambode-led administration to use entertainment in driving the state economy”.
The Commissioner explained that the TLSP would lead to the shutting down of the Ahmadu Bello Way, which would play host to the mega party, adding that alternative routes would be created for motorists affected by the closure.
Representative of White Star, the entertainment outfit that partnered with the state on the project, Akin Akinyelure, said the street party would feature live music, diverse cuisine and creative indigenous games in a beautiful environment.
“The first day of the party will feature colourful cultural parades, displays, acrobatic acts and live performances by several Nigerian musicians, including Olamide, Phyno, MI and The Police Band,” Akinyelure said.