Yeni Kuti, daughter of the late afro-beat maestro, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, says events marking this year’s Felabration will begin on Monday October 15.
According to her, hundreds of delegates from four continents will be part of this year’s celebration scheduled to hold from the 15th to the 21st of October.
She made this known on Wednesday during 2018 Felabration secondary schools debate titled: “State Police should be Introduced to Nigeria” at Freedom Park, Lagos.
The debate was a prelude to the main event.
Kuti disclosed that delegates were expected from, America, Asia, Australia North America and South America for the event tagged: “Baba @ 80; Overtaking Overtake.” She also disclosed that this year’s celebration would not host foreign artiste due to lack of funds and few sponsors.
“This year’s edition will be a great one as we have international delegates from Asia, America, and Australia who will all mingle with peace loving and accommodating Nigerians.
“We won’t have foreign artistes like last year but we have musical bands from Togo, France and more, a whole lot of activities loaded within the week for everyone,” she said.
She explained that Felabration served the purpose of reminding Nigerian government of Fela’s messages to the government while alive.
“Felabration serves as reminder to government and the general public of those messages of Fela to sanitise all sectors of the Nigerian society,” she said.
Ten schools participated in the debate and prizes were given for the first, second and third positions.
Rainbow College, Surulere, which emerged winner received an HP laptop; Vivian Fowler College in second place got a Samsung Galaxy tab while Opakodo Grammar School, Ikorodu which came third took home a Techno tablet.