~ Gidi Culture Fest ~
Discover DJ Spinall's Lagos Essentials Playlist on i-D...
With Gidi Culture Fest happening right now, the multi-award winning artist DJ Spinall shines a spotlight on all the essential sounds you have to hear by local Lagos artists. The playlist hosted by i-D (here) features a number of acts from this year’s line-up, including Wizkid and YCEE, alongside other prominent Nigerian artists such as Davido, Tiwa Savage and Mr Eazi.
“Afrobeats is a movement not a genre” Chin Okeke, co-founder of Gidi Culture Fest explained in a recent interview with Record of the Day. The narrative is changing globally across the music industry, with Chin championing an undiluted celebration of home-grown talent. Immerse yourself in sounds and styles that are currently emanating from Nigeria and influencing the world.
Kiss Daniel // Guilty Beatz
DaVido // Tiwa Savage
Wande Coal // Mr Real
DJ Ecool // Mayorkun
Since its inception in 2014, this annual one-day festival has doubled in size every year whilst continually pushing the culture for African music, art and tech. Gidi founders are also paving the way for international players to tour the entire continent – as they did with Diplo in 2016 – with the aid of their pioneering white-label ticketing solution.
Find Gidi Culture Fest 2018 featured in Pitchfork‘s festival guide here.