Ebony Life TV plans to host a tribute concert for Mandela

Onyeka Ibeanusi  | Tuesday, 10 December 2013 | 769 Total Views


Ebony Life TV in collaboration with top Nigerian stars, will hold a tribute concert in honour of Mandela tagged – “The Legacy Lives: A Tribute Concert” in Lagos.

The event is scheduled to take place on Wednesday 18th December 2013 at The Oceanview Restaurant, Victoria Island, Lagos.

It is being put together to celebrate the extraordinary life and times of the legendary freedom fighter, nation builder, liberator, humanitarian, democrat, philanthropist and Nobel Prize for Peace winner.

The headlining acts scheduled for the event include D’banj, 2Face Idibia, Darey Art-Alade, Burna Boy, Ikechukwu “Killz”, eLDee, Tiwa Savage, J Martins, Timi Dakolo, Niyola, Zaina, Mo Eazy, Waje, Omawumi, Mike Aremu, Engager, Chioma, DJ Babus, Julius Agwu and Rocksteady.

Funmi Victor-Okigbo of No Surprises Events will plan the concert.

Speaking about the concert, Mo Abudu says “It’s one of the least of things we can do as Nigerians, Africans and Global Black citizens of the world to honour a unique, caring and very humble global character.

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela lives on as a beacon of hope and a true icon of inspiration; a man of extraordinary vision who has left such a great legacy of humanity that Africans and the rest of the world must strive to aspire to. So we are indeed very proud to put this together.

It’s a free concert for the expensive price of liberty paid for by the selfless Madiba. We made a call to the industry and we got really tremendous response. For all our music stars and partners, we cannot thank you all enough for your sacrifice, kindness and generosity, which themselves typify the spirit of ‘Ubuntu’, which is South African for humanity. God bless you all.”