WurlD, Lady Donli & Buju slated for ART X Live! 2019

As part of this year's 'ART X Lagos', scheduled for 1st to 3rd of November

ART X Lagos has gained an invaluable reputation as a worthwhile collage of events, since its launch three years ago. Aimed at showcasing the best and most innovative contemporary art from the African continent and diaspora, the organizers of the yearly international art fair have curated three acclaimed editions, and have now publicly detailed plans for a fourth edition, scheduled to take place at the Federal Place, Victoria Island, from 1st to 3rd of November.

A quotidian, highly anticipated part of the weekend is the music concert, ART X Live!, and like previous editions, three artists—WurlD, Lady Donli and Buju—are slated to take the stage. This year the show aims at celebrating some of Lagos’ emerging mavericks, and the selection of these three artists is apt, considering each pulls from diverse influence to make distinct and striking music. WurlD and Lady Donli released critically acclaimed debut albums—‘Love Is Contagious’ and ‘Enjoy Your Life’ respectively—this year, while Buju is slowly moving from cult figure to mainstream prominence, especially with the release of his Zlatan-assisted single, “Spiritual”. All three artists have expressed their excitement at being a part of ART X Live! 2019, as well as optimistic ideas of what to expect from their performances.

WurlD: “Lots of art, music and a fusion of both things. A lot of range, a lot of dance. I might even be performing some songs for the first time.”

Lady Donli: “Expect the enjoyment ministry of course, because all I’m bringing is the good vibes. I’m excited to perform some songs from ‘Enjoy Your Life’ for the first time”

Buju: “Amazing music, an amazing time, amazing vibes. Looking forward to maybe sharing some unreleased stuff.”


Lanre Masha, who curated last year’s ART X Live!, continues his role, while popular beatsmith TMXO will offer music production services. ART X Live! 2019 will also feature visual art by Dafe Oboro and Joy Matashi. This melding of music and art will be sure to create a riveting experience for attendees.

Although ART X Live! is an invitation-based event, hopeful invitees and attendees in general are urged to follow ART X Lagos’ social media and also check on their website, for frequent updates and a chance to win invites. Tickets for ART X Lagos 2019 will be on sale from next Monday, September 23rd.

Featured Image Credits: Art X Lagos

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