The Nigerian music industry has yet again received a major boost as two of its artistes have been selected to perform at the 2023 summer festivals in Spain. This comes after they emerged winners at the Vis a Vis Nigeria event.
According to a statement released by the Embassy of Spain in Abuja, the Vis a Vis project aims to promote African music on Spanish stages and generate the cultural industry in Africa. Out of 125 candidates, 12 Nigerian bands were shortlisted to perform in Lagos in front of Spanish music producers and festival directors.
The winning bands, Ruth Mahogany and the ARB Music Band from Abuja, and Ara Queen of Drums from Lagos, impressed the Spanish delegation with their performances and were subsequently chosen to represent Nigeria at the summer festivals in Spain. The festivals, which are set to take place in July, are among the most important summer festivals in Spain and attract both national and international tourists.
The Vis a Vis initiative has been ongoing for twelve years and has provided a platform for African musicians to showcase their talents to the world. The program has not only helped to promote African music but has also fostered cultural exchange and understanding between Africa and Spain.
This latest achievement by Nigerian artistes further highlights the wealth of talent that exists in the country’s music industry. It is hoped that this opportunity will open doors for more Nigerian musicians to showcase their talents on the international stage and ultimately contribute to the growth of the music industry in Nigeria.