As the Nigerian music system continues to find its feet, the experiential ecosystem is one that will require improvement. Considering the size of the country, it’s sometimes disappointing that artists and promoters choose to cater predominantly to the Lagos and environs market. A more sensible approach will see prominent student cities like Jos, Port Harcourt, Benin, Calabar, Ibadan and Yola put to use in spreading the musical footprint. This disparity is particularly glaring in the month of December- the industry’s busiest period.
As the third biggest market in the country after Lagos and Abuja, Port Harcourt City is currently going through a wave of prosperity. Hometown hero, Burna Boy has been one of the most prolific artists in the country with decent shouts in the Album and Song of the Year conversations. Another hometown hero, Duncan Mighty’s influence finally cut through to the mainstream after years of local domination. Mighty was sought out by the likes of Wizkid, Davido, Tiwa Savage and Reekado Banks this year to great effect highlighting the narrative of an under appreciated prophet finally getting his due.
Consequently, Plugged Music Festival- an event currently in its 2nd year is seeking to toast to the city’s continued success by putting on the city’s premier event of the festive period. After last year’s debut edition which was headlined by Flavor, 2018 will see Davido take the stage. Further announcements will be made.
The event will take place on the 16th of December at Port Harcourt’s Pleasure Park
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