By Dipo Olowookere
The Lagos Digital Party earlier scheduled to hold on Friday, July 10, 2020, has been postponed to a date to be announced later.
The Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture in Lagos, Mrs Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf, explained in a statement on Thursday that the postponement followed a meeting she held with some musicians, who expressed their willingness to also participate in the event for wider mileage.
According to her, the event was initially planned to feature only Disc Jockeys at the event, but some musicians approached her to indicate their interest in the show, necessitating the latest development.
She noted that the shift in the date of the programme will allow more Lagosians to be aware of the event aimed at repositioning the entertainment industry towards achieving a Greater Lagos.
“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,” the Commissioner stated.
She explained that the ministry designed the event as a way of experimenting with the new normal in the entertainment industry, noting that it was to bring people out of depression and entertain them.
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.
Mrs Akinbile-Yusuf 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 residents of the metropolis, rekindle their hope and lift their spirit and soul from boredom occasioned by the pandemic.
Foremost DJ Jimmy Jatt was earlier billed to headline the Lagos Digital Party.
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