Showgear Limited and its partners had the city of Lagos join the world on 21 June 2017 to celebrate Make Music Day (World Music Day). For the 2017 edition, the Make Music Lagos team rose the bar by adding more venues bringing the total number of concert venues to 10 with over 200 performances. And in keeping with the spirit of Make Music Day, all events were Free and open to the public to attend. In addition to concerts, the 2017 edition included the following events: Mass Appeal which brought together musicians to make music in large, single instrument groups on the 18th of June 2017 at the Ikeja City Mall.
There was also Street Studios which brought DJs and producers out of their studios into select MML venues on the 21st of June 2017 to interact with the public who stopped by to sing, play an instrument, record audio, and become part of a spontaneous and collaborative production of original music. This year’s event was in partnership with Rotimikeys Learn to Play which offered free music lessons for beginners, lapsed players or old pros looking to learn new tricks. Headline acts were King Sunny Ade, Omawumi, Bez, Johnny Drille, Ric Hassani and Wole Oni.
Partnering with Showgear in producing Make Music Lagos 2017 were Reveal Audio & Acoustics, Darliza Makeovers, IPC Events, Live & Studio, The Bayo Omisore, The Audio Age Company, Alien Nation & Vivace Records.
Host partners were Domino’s Pizza, Cold Stone Creamery, Ikeja City Mall, Federal Palace Hotel (Balmoral), Ozone Cinemas, Freedom Park & Bogobiri; while the media partners were African Movie Channel (AMC), Bella Naija, Cool FM,Wazobia FM, Pulse.ng, RED TV.