Fuji ‘A’ Opera, a multi-dimensional entertainment platform which deconstructs the fuji music genre from its enigmatic past and re-imagines it for a new generation of music fans and culture lovers will debut in Lagos, this December.
From Monday, December 14 to Saturday, December 19, 2020, FUJI ‘A’ Opera will explore the belligerent past of a genre that started as Ajiwere, folk music for Islamic worshippers at Ramadan, and its transformation to reference sound for contemporary Nigerian pop music.
Highlights of the week will include, a rich multi-visual exhibition of Fuji sub-culture seen through archival recordings, costumes and memorabilia. The exhibition will serve as the official launch of the FUJI: A Opera merchandise collection.
An audience with KWAM 1, presented in partnership with FUMAN (the Fuji Musicians Association of Nigeria) will be a 2-hour lecture exploring the evolution of Fuji Music – Past, Present, and Future, and a Live Music Showcase – an Invitation-Only live set, featuring two icons of the genre, King Wasiu Ayinde Marshall and Saheed Osupa.
The Opera is scheduled to hold at the Alliance Française de Lagos/The Mike Adenuga Centre, Ikoyi, Lagos. Select events will be open to members of the public via registration on the FUJI: A Opera social pages.