LAGOS—The final day of the Flytime Music Festival turned up a celebration, as Burna Boy filled out the Eko Convention Center in Victoria Island with a Christmas Day headline set.
After 4 days of riveting music, raging, and revelling, the 5th day of Africa’s biggest music festival drew in a capacity crowd as the African Giant threw open the doors for a headline set that captured and represented the unmatched banner year that he has had.
The first time Grammy award nominee, began the year backed by the momentum of a successful 2018 when he ascended to A-list status. In 2019, he’s pretty much pulled ahead with his third studio album—African Giant—and a crossover campaign that seeded the music and its backing culture into foreign territories including the US and Europe. At the Flytime Music Festival, he rounded off the year in style.
Opening performances including Wurld, Nissi, Kelvin BOJ, Pretty Boy D-O and more, set the night rolling with an inclusion of an address by Bose Ogulu, Burna’s mom and manager.
Burna Boy hit the stage with a set LIVE set which he performed nonstop for 3 hours, dominated by curated songs from his successful albums.
He was joined on stage by Wizkid & Poco Lee, who added thrilling cameos to the set. The crowd could not get enough of the African Giant, as everyone sang along in roars with the African Superstar…It was indeed a proud moment to capture the phrase “Nigeria to the World”.
President of Flytime Promotions; Cecil Hammond gave a closing statement on Day 5, after soaking in all the success of this year’s festival:
“I am grateful to our guests, sponsors, partners, and artists for participating in this year’s festival. We set out to celebrate 15 years of remarkable concerts and we delivered five nights of quality music. I look forward to bringing everyone together again for the 2020 lineup”
The Flytime Music Festival concluded with a bang, after 5 days of offering Lagos a special December; Pepsi Rhythm Unplugged, the classic nostalgia from Boyz II Men on Day 2, the energy of Megan Thee Stallion on Day 3, Tiwa Savage’s litany of surprise at Everything Savage Concert, and the Christmas Day Closeout; Burna Boy Concert.
The Flytime Music Festival is sponsored by Baba Ijebu, Pepsi, Star, Ilubirin, Aiteo, LAASA. Supported by the Concierge Company, DSTV, Eat n Go, Dominos Pizza, Pinkberry.
Media Partners: Not Just OK, Tooxclusive, The Cable, Vanguard, Business Day, Guardian Nigeria, Silverbird TV, Rhythm FM, City FM, Smooth FM, Hot FM.
Photo Credits: @mayo9ice.