Good news for all you Reggae fans as Nigeria gears up to host Africa Meets Reggae International World Music Festival, themed "The Role of Music in Modern Contemporary Nigeria".
The festival will be held on 19, 27 and 28 November in the three states of Cross River State (Calabar), River State (Port Harcourt), and Lagos State (Lagos) showcasing the top names in Reggae and World music over three days and will coincide with the 100th Centenary of Nigeria as a nation.
Majek Fashek, Damian ‘Jr. Gong’ Marley and Stephen Marley, Victor Essiet and The Mandators, King Sunny Ade, and top international artists like Snoop Lion (Dogg), Shaggy are expected to headline this year's festival.
Africa Meets Reggae has been an annual musical event hosted by Echodelic Music and Dub Club in Los Angeles the past four years and now it will be hosted in Nigeria for the first time by Mystic Records USA / Nigeria (Victor Essiet The Mandators “the Godfather of African Reggae”) and AWD / Brand Believers based in Nigeria in conjunction with Tom Chasteen (Echodelic Music / Dub Club) and Russell Gerlach (Foundation Artists) from the USA. All are bringing this concept to an international stage with production offices established in both Los Angeles, CA, USA and Lagos, Nigeria.
Reggae music is a powerful instrument of change and since Victor Essiet’s time in America over the last decade, the message and music has greatly faded. Victor Essiet (The Mandators) has returned to Nigeria in recent years and one of his missions is to re-establish Reggae music and its message to prominence in Nigeria and the whole of Africa
This festival will give Reggae and world music new exposure and awareness to music fans worldwide. Come celebrate Reggae and World Music with the Living Legends of today.