All is set as the Lagos State government is ready to host the International Jazz Day today with the likes of Darey Art Alade, a member of Jackson 5 music group, Jermaine Jackson and Yinka Davies, as some of the headliners of the event.
Speaking on the event, the state’s Commissioner for Information and Strategic Duties, Steve Ayorinde, told Saturday Beats that Governor Ambode’s jazz appreciation is in sync with President Barack Obama’s gesture who also hosted a jazz concert in the White House on Friday.
He said, “Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, in fulfilment of his campaign promise to use tourism, hospitality, entertainment, and sports for excellence to market Lagos as a destination and create jobs, has decided to commemorate the IJD 2016. The governor is hosting an evening of jazz at the state house and it will be an exclusive but colourful evening to share the warm hospitality of Lagos State with the jazz community.
“There would be performances by artistes like Dare- Art Alade, Yinka Davies, Jermaine Jackson, Hubert Kunle Ajayi, Lekan Babalola, a two-time co-Grammy award winner among others and I can assure you that it would be a serene night of fun for jazz lovers.”