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Gidi Fest Can annual music event be our youth festival?

Gidi Fest has the platform to elevate itself to become an annual youth festival in Nigeria.

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The third edition of Gidi Fest 2017  held on Saturday, April 15 and despite the rain, it was an event to remember.

Thousands of young people defied the elements and partied under the rain. The wet weather did not stop some Nigerian acts from performing and international DJ Diplo from putting up one hell of a show despite adverse conditions.

It was a celebration of life, liberty and love. Nigeria might be a conservative society but a few couples at Gidi Fest locked lips for the kiss cam.

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GidiFest 2017

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People came out to have good fun, party with their friends and just have a nice time. It was serene atmosphere just to see people come out to have a nice time after a comical week of whistle blowing and stashed funds in empty service apartments in Ikoyi.

Also with the congregation of young people, one could not miss the scent of that tropical herb that is getting legitimatized in many parts of the world.

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GidiFest 2017

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With the dope atmosphere of Gidi Fest 2017, one has to ask if it can be the nation's youth festival.

From what was witnessed on Saturday, it has the chops to be. It was a celebration of the best of Nigerian music and young people. It brought together thousands of Nigerians of different background, social standings and class. It wasn't an Island thing or a mainland thing, it was a youth thing.

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GidiFest 2017

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There is no festival right now that possesses the atmosphere that Gidi Fest brings right now.

However for it to be a proper festival for the Nigerian youth it must also incorporate all other elements as well.

Arts, movies and literature can be incorporated into future Gidi Fest events when it stretches from a one day rave to a celebration of the vibrant Nigerian spirit.

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GidiFest 2017

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If it has this blueprint then the sky is the starting point for Gidi Fest.

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