NATIVELAND returns to Lagos this December featuring Burna Boy, Dave, Rema, Santi, Naira Marley and many more. As part of our line-up of events leading up to the festival, we’re hosting NATIVEHOUSE, a four-day interactive space, with diverse cultural programming. Featuring live intimate music sessions, didactic panels and workshops from the brightest minds in culture, a special Nike customisation lab and an audiovisual art exhibition.
In addition, we’ve partnered with creative agency, Melanin Unscripted, for special talks on the migration of African music, and the decolonisation of future narratives through visual art. Our curated list of panellists includes Tunji Balogun, Vice President for A&R at RCA Records, Tunde Ogundipe former Global Lead for African Music at Spotify, Douglas Jekan, creator of music promotions platform Push Good Music (PGM), and New York Times published Nigerian photographer, Stephen Tayo amongst other revered influencers of African pop-culture.
NATIVEHOUSE will hold at the African Arts Foundation, Lagos from 17 – 19th of December, 2019. Fans can look forward to music performances at partner events with Lady Donli, Santi, Tems and Wurld. You can check out our full NATIVEHOUSE schedule below.
Toye is Editor-at-Large at NATIVE Nigeria. Tweet at him @ToyeSokunbi