The Gidi Culture Festival is a music and arts festival that takes place in Lagos, Nigeria. It was created in response to a demand from the local youth culture for live, affordable, and accessible entertainment in Africa.
The Gidi Culture Festival provides a venue for live bands, DJs, and musical acts to perform. It also features outdoor activities, local vendors, and artisans. The main show features a line-up of African acts from countries including Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa, Congo, Kenya, and the United Kingdom. The goal of the festival is to encourage the development of African talent and promote artists both within the continent and into overseas markets.
The Gidi Culture Festival was established in 2014 by Eclipse Live Africa. Its self-stated goal is to provoke insightful thoughts and empower African youth. The festival has been noted for its novel ideas about giving back to the community. Its Beach Sweeps and Dreams Project is an exchange program that creates opportunities for young people to work in a variety of different creative industries.
The festival’s full line-up included: Ice Prince, Phyno, Naeto C, Chidinma, Dammy Krane, Blink, Poe, Boj, Teezee, Ayo Jay, Emma Nyra, Patoranking, Lynxx, Jesse Jagz, Oritse Femi, Orezi, Reminisce, Efya, DJ Obi, DJ Caise, DJ Hazan, DJ Cuppy, DJ Kaywise, Falz, Pucado, Yung L, and Endia.