Greater Lagos Fiesta, formally known as Lagos countdown or One Lagos Fiesta, is an annual New Year event celebrated by people residing in Lagos, which usually starts every 29 December to 1st January every year.
The musical event was designed to provide a platform to promote commerce, arts, culture, unity, and happiness among the people of Lagos State in celebration of the yuletide.
The event which usually takes place in 5 locations across Lagos offers many exciting and entertaining programs like dance, performing arts, comedy, cultural dance from different troupes, and more.
The event features many renowned artists, cutting across genres, vocal experts, and rappers from Nigeria, and is expected to host thousands of spectators from across Nigeria and beyond.
Greater Lagos Fiesta, which took over from Lagos Countdown, has a wide range of music performances across Lagos State that usher in the New Year and have fun activities at its core.
Music artists are mainly at the center of this celebration, a crossover from the previous to a new year. Through this Greater Lagos Fiesta, music makers in the state are sure of support and patronage.
Organized by the Lagos State Government, the event is filled with lights, food, fun, drink, dance, comedy, and theatre, with a powerful infusion of the culture of each location.
Since the inception of this musical event, numerous famous musicians such as Davido, Olamide, Humble Smith, Wizkid, Muma Gee, Salawa Abeni, Suny Ade, and many others have performed at different local government across the Lagos state.
The five divisions of the Lagos state where the event takes place include Epe, Badagry, Ikorodu, Lagos Island, and Ikeja (Agege).
The event aims to transform the five divisions within Lagos into tourist and holiday destinations for fun activities as millions of people visit Lagos to celebrate their holiday season.
During the One Lagos Fiesta, the Lagos State Government has given cash prizes to talented youths in music, comedy, dance, and so on.