Bantu have announced the lineup for the 34th edition of Afropolitan Vibes which features Naija Ninja, Sound Sultan as the headlining act.
Also performing will be Afro-Folk vocal legend BLACKMAN AKEEB KAREEM, Singer-songwriter FALANA & Yoruba-Reggae singer ORANMIYAN all sharing the stage with the 13 piece BANTU collective with aftershow party with DJ JAVA & DJ raybeez Browne.
The date for the event is this Friday, 15 February at Freedom Park, Lagos.
Also, earlier last week, German president Joachim Gauck and his wife Daniela Schadt paid an official visit to Freedom Park in Lagos where they met with Nigerian-German artist Ade Bantu, leader of the Bantu Crew.
His visit to the former colonial prison where the monthly Afropolitan Vibes concert series holds was seen by many as an endorsement of Ade Bantu and his band’s efforts at establishing a live music event of international standard and repute.
Their conversation centered around the achievements of Afropolitan Vibes since its inception 3 years ago and the cross-cultural works of Bantu. It was also a reunion of sorts for Bantu who had been invited with his band to perform in September 2016 at the annual Citizens Party of the President at his official residence in Berlin, Germany. They shared fond memories of the band’s visit to the German capital.
Speaking afterwards, Ade Bantu said he was thrilled that President Gauck had now officially joined the Afropolitan Vibes movement as he posed next to the president who proudly held up a copy of the Afropolitan Vibes magazine for a group shot.