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#GidiFest2016: See ALL the Fun Moments of the 3rd Annual Lagos Festival!



#GidiFest16 went down on Saturday, March 26, cementing its producers, Eclipise Live Africa, as industry leaders. The third annual Gidi Fest ‘16 was the best one yet. Over 3,000 attendees were treated to an unforgettable Las Gidi experience.

During the day, the music served as a perfect backdrop to activities including beach soccer and volleyball tournaments, an Art Installation and food court.

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As the sun went down, the music took center stage.

Gidi Fest’s main stage opened with comedian Ogbolor. With their dynamic energy, the hosts, Nigeria’s Sensei Uche and Skhanda Queen, Nomuzi kept the crowd entertained from opening to closing. By 7pm headliner Tiwa Savage was serving hits from both of her albums. Tiwa’s performance got the audience raving, a few minutes later both #GidiFest2016 and #TiwaSavage were trending on Twitter. This was just the beginning of the night.

Other performances of the night included Phyno, IKON, Chopstix, GGB Dancers, 2 Star General and Godwin Strings. An incredible set from Yemi Alade, reminded everyone she’s one of the contient’s best artists. South Africa’s finest, K.O and Riky Rick, graced the stage with the crowd dancing and rapping along to their hits. As midnight hit, fireworks painted the sky and Poe and Funbi performed some of the Collectiv3 LP’s best tracks. Followed by Adekunle Gold, it was a triple header for the ladies. Rachel Kerr, a celebrated vocalist from London, gave an emotive performance to ring in the Easter holiday. The crowd cheered as Timaya hit the stage performing his greatest hits. Next came Small Doctor’s memorable  performance where he climbed the stage pillars to everybody’s surprise. With the help of the #GidiSquad, Heineken presented the Take Over alongside DJ OBI.

Gidi Fest ’16 closed with global superstar Dbanj who has broken countless chart records. With one of the most enviable catalogues in music, Dbanj’s set stretched from 20 minutes to 45minutes as the Koko Master took the crowd through songs spanning his decade plus career. Bringing super fans on stage and hosting a dance competition, Dbanj closed out Gidi Fest ’16 by bringing the festival vibes to a roaring high-point. On Saturday, Lagos came alive.

See all the photos below.

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For those who missed the festival and those who want to relive the experience, MTV Base Africa will be airing a one hour special from next week, while videos of performances will be shared along with the After Movie in the coming weeks.  For a full list of performers, check out the Gidi Fest website (

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Gidi Fest 2016 was brought to you by Eclipse Live, Eko Atlantic, Lagos State and Heineken with support from Red Bull, Mikano, Eko Hotel, Hyperia, HRG and Skyy Vodka.

Media Partners included Beat FM, Bella Naija, City FM, DSTV, Guardian Life, Cool FM, Linda Ikeji, MTV Base, NotJustOk, OkayAfrica, Pulse, Rhythm FM, Silverbird, Style Vitae and Top Radio.

BellaNaija is a Media Partner for Gidi Fest 2016


  1. Even in the midst of hardship, we Nigerians can still kick back and relax…..

  2. Binko

    April 6, 2016 at 9:19 am

    Looked like fun, wish I was in Lagos, Abuja is too dry kai!

    • Bella

      April 6, 2016 at 10:38 am


  3. mike

    April 6, 2016 at 10:18 am

    Best Concert in a while

  4. Morolake

    April 6, 2016 at 1:17 pm×400.jpg

    Best image. The woman selling roasted yam and boli. Correct!!!

    • Tincan

      April 6, 2016 at 9:19 pm

      I was jus going to say the same. Love that pic

  5. memeu

    April 6, 2016 at 8:38 pm

    Please why is Bolanle Olukanni always standing like that to take pictures. Go thru her ig page. that is like her one size fits all pose. its such an akward and annoying way to pose. And not in every picture geez.

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