Gidi Culture Festival organizers, Eclipse Live Africa, have successfully produced the second edition of the festival, which held on Saturday, April 4th, 2015 at Eko Atlantic. Festival-goers enjoyed daytime activities including beach volleyball and soccer, a Fayrouz art installation and The Melting Pot, an African foods court. As the night went on, the festival’s main stage lit up with artists from across the African continent. The GCFest lineup included Congo’s Awilo whose performance was the ultimate climax with thrilling performances from his dancers, an impromptu dance competition and a special performance with Lola Rae. The Nigerian lineup included M.I. who gave an epic performance as the crowd cheered when his mascot dressed in a monkey suit hopped on the stage. Burna Boy brought a special touch with his epic stage entrance on a crane, which made the crowd go crazy! Exciting performances from SDC, Waje, Falz, Temi Dollface, Ebisan, Yung L, The Venus Bushfires, CDQ and Skales rounded out the Nigerian acts.
Pan-African artistes included Ghana’s EL and Efya, Kenya’s Victoria Kimani, Rwanda’s Urban Boyz (Rwandair ambassadors), and Tanzania’s Vanessa Mdee who gave a thrilling performance with her dancers. Hosts Ehiz, Zainab Balogun, Kore Brown, N6 and Mercy as well as DJ Poppaey, DJ Lambo, DJ Neptune and South Africa’s Gino Brown all kept the crowd hyped and the night flowing smoothly. The stage also witnessed a dancing competition with the audience and the winner went home with a brand new SOLO phone. The Gidi Culture Festival stage was also home to surprise performances from Vector and Kelly Handsome. In the midst of it all, Remy Martin’s exclusive artiste lounge provided the artistes with a place to rest before hitting the stage.
GCFest’s daytime activities were also not to be missed; the Redbull sponsored volleyball and football tournaments provided a chance for fans to take on their favorite celebrities. Lynxxx was the celebrity captain for the beach football team, who won the competition, while Fade Ogunro and Osas Ighodaro captained 2 separate teams for the Volleyball tournament. Osas’ team defeated Fade’s to come away with the win! Other daytime activities included the Fayrouz Art installation, The Melting Pot, which offered food from all over Nigeria, and the Smirnoff Double Side tent, which housed the first ever-silent disco in Nigeria and was the main attraction during the day.