Lagos Digital Party: More Musicians To Collaborate With Govt
The Lagos Digital Party, an initiative of the Lagos State Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture earlier scheduled to hold this Friday, 10th July, 2020, has been postponed to a date that will be announced later. The Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Pharmacist (Mrs.) Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf, who announced the postponement on Thursday, said that the decision was reached following her meeting with some Nigeria Musicians who had indicated their willingness to also participate in the event for wider mileage. “Some musicians paid a courtesy visit to the Ministry today to express their intention to collaborate with the State Government on the “Lagos Digital Party’ in order to make it a bigger event than earlier planned”, she stated. Akinbile-Yusuf said that, although the Ministry initially planned to feature only Disc Jockeys at the event, the musicians which comprise of hip-hop artistes and Fuji singers insisted on contributing their quota to the digital event, thus necessitating the postponement. The Commissioner stated that the postponement would also allow more Lagosians to be aware of the event aimed at repositioning the entertainment industry towards achieving a Greater Lagos. Explaining the rationale behind the event, Akinbile-Yusuf noted that the event is a way of experimenting with the new normal in the entertainment industry, explaining that the Ministry wants to bring people out of depression, entertain Lagosians and also create awareness about the new normal in the entertainment industry. She expressed regret for any inconvenience which the postponement may have caused Lagosians, especially those who were already looking up to the event, declaring that the virtual party promises to meet the entertainment needs of the populace. She urged Lagosians not to be overwhelmed by the present situation across the world in respect of the COVID-19 pandemic, assuring that there is light at the end of the tunnel. "Yes, I know that the situation out there is tough and very demanding but it is very instructive for us all to know that when there is life, there is hope and as such we should not allow our present circumstance to debar us from the better days that lie ahead", the Commissioner said. She expressed the hope that when the programme eventually holds at a later date, it will cheer up Lagosians, rekindle their hope and lift their spirit and soul from boredom and lukewarmness occasioned by the pandemic.