Popular Musician Naira Marley has announced plans to hold an online concert for Marlian Day May 30th.
Popular Nigerian Musician, Naira Marley
The event comes amid the Coronavirus pandemic which prevented the influential musician from making his debut at the popular music and culture festival, Gidi Fest in April.
According to a statement made available by the organizers,
“Marlian Day celebrates our liberty and our resilience through the daily challenges we face in Nigeria and most recently during the Covid-19 crisis. Especially the heroic front line workers making personal sacrifices daily on behalf of Nigeria and humanity.”
The Coronavirus pandemic no doubt has disrupted music tours and concerts scheduled to hold earlier in the second quarter of the year as most Artistes have been forced to turn to social media and online platforms to create experiences and connect with fans.
Some of these Artistes include Canadian rapper Tory Lanez’s Live social distancing tour earlier this month, and Andrea Bocelli’s Music for Hope: Live from the Duomo in Milan.
In the same vein, Naira Marley will be bringing the live concert experience from an iconic monument in Lagos to his fans at home.
“Naira Marley shows an early indication of the festival’s London-Lagos connection and there is a natural synergy between his fans, Marlians and The Gidi Tribe.
They are the new African generation who refuse to take no for an answer and are challenging the status quo to uplift themselves and push forward. His adaptability, controversial lyrics and autonomy has made him one of the most sought-after artists in Africa,” reads the statement.
Fans can watch the one-hour live concert (6:30-7:30 pm) on Naira Marley’s YouTube channel and Gidi Fest Facebook page as the artiste will perform some of his hit tracks like ‘Soapy’, ‘Tesumole’, ‘Opotoyi’ as well as feature special guests WurlD and Zlatan alongside Marlian Music artists, Zinolesky, Moh Bad and Cblvck.
The show, which is produced by Eclipse Live, is a collaboration between Gidi Fest and Marlian Music.
Source: This Day News