We’d initimated that media house, More Branches would be hosting its own festival on the 17th of December, 2017 earlier on. Upon getting a clearer idea of what it’ll involve, find below the necessary information/background.
This will be the first time More Branches, facilitates as many socio-cultural interactions for Africans, at home and in the diaspora. Their debut festival shall present the opportunity to probe into offline Afrocentric engagements.
The park will be open to various people from all works of life, in what More Branches percept as one of the largest gatherings of millennials in Africa, typically described as a day to rage – as well as build blocks of unity, radicalism and youthfulness through music, arts and films.
The first wave of the event starts at 12PM, this parcel of the day includes Imoh Umoren’s exclusive premiere of Children of Mud, Jazz sessions, an art installation by Thompson S Ekong and brunch by Tomi Thomas’ Meshai Orient.
The main show starts at 4PM with 6 DJs (Aye, Sensei Lo, Blackseid The Dj, Dj Calix, Christian & Dj Smalls). Also, live performances by artistes have been slotted in intervals while the main show will be hosted by Tosan Mac and Yindaa.
During this time, the food and drink court which comprises of Hans and Rene, Meetup Café, Smokey Bones, Limehouse and a host of other vendors will be open to the populace. As part of measures in ensuring that the festival also accommodates the average African, More Branches put up ‘Jungle foods’ which houses Iya Moria from Yaba – Nigeria’s tech/educational suburb, noodles, swallow and suya, all with love from Lagos, other activities such as the skate park, live painting, exhibition of three short films and interactions by media and sponsors.
As More Branches always stress, #FTMFEST also exists to juxtapose and treat social imbalances. This year, they shall host StandToEndRape Initiative, a youth-led non-profit organization advocating against sexual violence by providing prevention mechanisms and supporting survivors with psychosocial services as a part of the festival because it is only right that education occurs at every given opportunity.
Looking at it with an outsider’s perspective, it’s evident that More Branches have packed a little bit of everything into their festival. It’s an event most people should be able to draw themselves to seeing as there’s a diverse range of activities that feed into the complete experience.
You can buy tickets for the main show at N2500 and the entire experience at N15,000 here.