Lagos Black Heritage Festival kicks off at Freedom Park

Lagos Black Heritage Festival kicks off at Freedom Park

The Lagos Black Heritage Festival is a celebration of African creativity through traditional and contemporary Dance, Music, Painting and Photo Exposition, Drama, Design and Fashion Display, an International Symposium, Film and Video Fiesta and other artistic and intellectual offerings, both inter-state and international. The 5th edition of the festival kicked off at Freedom Park, Lagos Island on Saturday, April 18, 2015 with a Masquerade parade from the ancient city of Badagry at the opening ceremony.

Masquerades from Badagry at the LBHF opening ceremony (3) Masquerades from Badagry at the LBHF opening ceremony

The festival was declared open by the Lagos state Commissioner for Tourism and Intergovernmental Affairs, Hon. Disun Holloway. Also present were Mrs Francesca Emanuel (actress and singer) and Matron of the festival, actress Taiwo Ajayi Lycett, one of the Mentors in the “Mentors-Protege Programme (MPP)” and Prof. Soyinka whose play. ‘The Beautification of an Area Boy’ will premiere during the festival.

Taiwo Ajayi Lycett, Hon. Disun Holloway (Mrs Francesca EmmanuelCommissioner for Tourism and Intergovernmental Affairs) (2) Lagos Black Heritage Festivals opens (3)

The festival runs till Saturday, April 25.

Lagos Black Heritage Festivals opens (5) Exhibition by Vision of The Child (VoTC) competition (3) Lagos Black Heritage Festivals opens

See below for full programme.

 

 

 

 

 

 

LBHF2015_Programme Schedule

 

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