After much buzz and anticipation, the Beat of Lagos 5 (The Carnival) lit the city of Lagos up over the weekend. Thousands of Lagosians trooped to the Muri Okunola Park in Victoria Island to participate in what will perhaps be remembered as Nigeria’s most colourful youth driven carnival yet.
The carnival opened by 2pm with an array of giant sized board games, face painting ,electronic gaming, a mash of pop music served by the MotBenson in-house DJ and was refreshed by Cocacola. The park lit up by sunset as various new acts got on stage to showcase their talents just before DJ Caise got the crowd really hyper with his spins and hype. This was followed by performances by IceBerg Slim, CDQ, Terry Apala, Dammy Krane , Kiss Daniel and Reminisce with Pencil the comedian as the host .
The highlight of the night was when Kiss Daniel got announced as the winner of the Beat of Lagos Award and was presented with a N7,000,000 million Naira land by Adron Homes.
Last year, the award was presented to Adekunle Gold who narrowly beatt his label mate and signee ‘Olamide’.
The carnival attended by over 5,000 people was a brilliant canvass of pop culture.