No fewer than two million direct participants and 90million viewers worldwide are expected to take part in this year’s edition of the flagship Yuletide end-of-the-year rendervous of the Lagos State Government, One Lagos Fiesta (OLF) holding from the eve of December 24, 2018 till the wee hours of January 1, 2019.
The State’s Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mr Steve Ayorinde who said this while addressing a press conference on Monday at Lagos said necessary arrangements have been firmed up to ensure another hugely successful outing.
Ayorinde, who briefed the media alongside senior officials of the State Government, some a-list artists billed to perform and representatives of sponsors, said the OLF would hold in five locations simultaneously across the state in line with the tradition adopted in the last four years.
The commissioner added that it was gratifying that the event had become the biggest end-of-the-year entertainment brand in Africa as it provides an un-parallel platform for residents and visitors, both old and young, to relax and enjoy themselves in a secured environment.
“As a Government, we are encouraged by the noticeable achievements recorded as a result of hosting this event and we are taking advantage of this year’s edition to fete millions of Lagosians who have supported this initiative running for the fourth consecutive year.
“The One Lagos Fiesta draws parallel with other international cross over events in the world especially in the countdown night of December 31, and with the unique features associated with the fiesta, it is anticipated to attract over two million direct participants across the State and over 90million viewers via live television and live streaming on social media,” Ayorinde said.
He said considering the strategic position of Lagos as the economic and socio-cultural hub of Africa with vibrant expression of art, it had always been the tradition of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode’s administration to use such instrument as springboard to drive development and market the State’s potentials to domestic and foreign investors who would, in turn, contribute meaningfully towards making Lagos Africa’s model megacity.