A go-see trip to one of the biggest festivals celebrating African and Black music and art in Africa, Our Homecoming 2023, Lagos Nigeria.
In April 2023, we went on a go-see trip to one of the biggest festivals celebrating African and Black music and art in Africa, Our Homecoming 2023, Lagos Nigeria. Bringing along one Welsh creative from our Future Creatives network for a fully funded experience of the festival.
Homecoming is a movement founded by Grace Ladoja, a Nigerian-British MBE music mogul. Their annual festival held in Lagos is one of the largest music exchange platforms in Africa. Inviting Black artists from across the globe to perform alongside African artists from Nigeria and other parts of Africa.
Gabin Kongolo, Actor, poet and filmmaker from Cardiff, was commissioned to curate an IG takeover on the Jukebox Collective Agency page following his experience at the festival. Giving audiences insights into the events, and capturing Vox Pop moments with festival attendees.
A highlight of the takeover can be watched HERE
The festival hosted many events and pop-ups scattered throughout Lagos, they included a fashion pop-up, art tours, panel discussions lead by creative industry experts, a sports game, live performances and many more. Throughout our trip, we connected with industry leaders, artists and brands who we hope to involve in our 2024 events.