King of Fuji music, Wasiu Ayinde and Popular hip-hop artiste, Azeez Fashola a.k.a Naira Marley are among Nigerian musicians expected to thrill the people of Ondo state at the Sunshine Countdown 2023, holding in Akure, the state capital.
Others expected are Lanre Teriba and Funmi Aragbaye as well as other musicians in the concert, taking place at the Democracy Park, Akure and organised by Play centre Nigeria Limited in partnership with the Ondo state government.
Addressing newsmen in Akure on Tuesday to unveil the musicians and other activities lined up for the concert, Gbemileke Oyinsan, the leader, Play Centre Limited said the new edition of Sunshine Countdown for this year will start on the 31th of December till 1st of January, 2023.
He said arrangements had been made for over 10 thousand residents expected to attend the concert as adequate security measures had been put in place.
“We want to thank the Ondo state government for the support and the people of the state for their massive support last year.
“It was unprecedented and encouraging and gave us all the inspiration to organize the next edition this year.
“This year, the mission and vision of sunshine Countdown is to ensure that Ondo state is put under world map.
“Based on the success of last year, we are very encouraged and believe that we are on the right direction and this would not have been possible without the assistance and help of the state government which provided the venue and security for the people of Ondo state.
“We have the hip-hop artist, Naira Marley, we also have K1 the Ultimate, Lanre Teriba and Funmi Aragbaye among others.
“We also have Brother Shaggi as he is expected to compere as well as our home grown entertainers.
“Home grown Artistes that performed excellently at the last year’s edition of sunshine Countdown will be performing too.
“The venue is still the Democracy Park Akure. We will also have the countdown like 5 minutes to new year. The fireworks will be there but something new we are bringing this year is the hospitality vendors into the concert.
“We also want the people to stay behind for party after party session and other additional fun, so there will be no need to rush home even after we have ushered ourselves into the new year.”
Also speaking, Wale Akinlosotu , Commissioner for Culture and tourism, said, “We are doing this to further our administration’s commitment to investment drive and tourism.
“As you all know that one of the success stories of governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu is the flourishing hospitality business in the state.
“In our resolve to deepen our commitment to culture and tourism, we are calling on the good people of Ondo state to come out en masse and attend the show.
“The show will also further be used to promote young talents in the state and take our unemployed youths out off the streets.
“There will be raffle tickets to winnprizes generator, freezer and Mobile phones.” He said.