The 2022 Felabration kicked off earlier within the week with three actions; an art work competitors, an Afrobeat dance competitors, and a style present competitors.
Yeni Kuti conceived the thought of Felabration, the month-long music and way of life pageant in honour of the legacies of her late father and Afrobeat progenitor, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, in 1998.
The three competitions had members submitting entries that adopted the 12 months’s theme, ‘Worry Not 4 Man.’
The primary competitors that heralded the 2022 Felabration was the art work competitors held on 29 September 29, 2022. In its sixth 12 months, a younger Nigerian artist, Anigioro Omolade Babatunde, emerged winner and was rewarded with N550,000.
The judges introduced the younger artist because the winner after 55 completely different artworks competed fiercely for the profitable prize on the competitors that heralded
The judges, Sarah Boulos, Prince Yemisi Shyllon, and Mufu Onifade, fastidiously rated the works of assorted artists from world wide who competed to win the coveted prize cash, fame, and honour.
Uzoma Vincent’s sculpture entitled ‘Freedom’ emerged because the runner-up with a token of N250,000, whereas Akinola Oluwatomi Kazeem’s ‘Regardless of all odds’ got here third and was rewarded with the sum of N150,000.
After the judging course of, the judges expressed delight within the competitors whereas commending the elevated turnout of submissions.
On Friday, the Felabration Afrobics dance competitors was held on the New Afrikan Shrine. Winners went residence with a complete sum of over N3 million as a reward for his or her dedication.
The judges, Funke Kuti, Segun Adefila, and Bunmi Olunloyo, fastidiously took out time to fee the dancers earlier than arriving on the high 5 dancers.
One of many judges, Mr Adefila, stated the dancers, who competed to win the coveted prize cash, fame, and honour, had been judged for using area, time, adherence to theme, costume, and presence, amongst different concerns.
The Chrysolite crew received the primary prize and went residence with N1 million, whereas Lagos Household got here second and had a reward of N750,000. The third prize, N500,000, was given to Danjex, a bunch of 4 dancers.
Equally, Sandra Oyewole, Head collaboration enterprise assist committee, rewarded the 4th and fifth winners with a comfort prize of N50,000 every.
Attendees had been additionally allowed to take part in a random dance competitors, with three individuals profitable the sum of N10,000 every.
On Sunday, 2 October, youthful dressmaker Olanrewaju Sipe emerged as the primary winner of the maiden version of the Costume Like Fela Trend competitors.
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Sipe, the Chief Govt Officer of Sipsonlevon designs, got here out tops on the style competitors and was rewarded with the sum of N1 million.
The style competitors drew its theme from the theme for the 2022 Felabration, ‘Worry not 4 males.’ Nonetheless, the judges, Frank Osodi and Lanre DaSilva, fastidiously took the time to fee the designers earlier than arriving on the high three winners.
Different winners are Ogunyemi Oluwasegun Michaels of Olu Michaels designs, who got here second, and 21-year-old Aladesanmi Treasured of Particular Designs, who got here third.
In the course of the present, well-known actress Carol King did a rendition of Fela’s hit music, ‘Instructor don’t educate me nonsense,’ whereas one other attendee, Ifeoma Meze, did a rendition of Fela’s ‘Authority Stealing.’
The three occasions have had Yeni Kuti, Made Kuti, Funke Kuti, Kachi Nwanyi, Kunle Bucknor, and Sandra Oyewole in attendance. The actions, Kuti stated, had been sponsored by 7up Nigeria.
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