MultiChoice unveils Nigerian festival pop-up channel on DStv and GOtv ahead of festive season


MultiChoice Africa has officially launched the Nigerian Festivals pop-up channel, a station dedicated to showcasing Nigerian music and worship festivals. The offering, which targets DStv and GOtv subscribers ends on Monday 02 January, 2017.

During this period, viewers will be able to access Nigeria’s most-popular music festivals on DStv channel 198 and GOtv Plus channel 29.

The festival extravaganza will kick off with coverage of The Experience Music and Worship gospel concert from December 2nd. Billed as ‘the most awaited gospel music concert in the whole of Africa’, the eleventh edition of The Experience will showcase some of the country’s big name ministers. Viewers will have an opportunity to enjoy the gospel music concert alongside hundreds of thousands of worshippers expected to attend the concert in Lagos, Nigeria.

Then from December 17th, the channel will cover of the eighth edition of the Akwa Ibom Christmas Concert. In 2014, viewers watched as the Akwa Ibom State choir broke the Guinness record for the largest number of Christmas carol singers in the world with its 25,272 member-choral group.

From 25, 27 – 29 December, the pop-up channel will broadcast the 11th anniversary of ‘Africa’s Biggest Street Party’, the Calabar Grand Carnival which takes place on the streets of the Cross River State. Yet again, subscribers will get to enjoy a musical concert featuring top Nigerian artists plus a dazzling parade of colourful costumes, creative dance moves, elaborate floats and imaginative interpretations of this year’s theme Celebration Time.

Then, on December 31st, Lagos will host the One Lagos Fiesta also known as Lagos Countdown, when the masses will usher in the New Year, with some of Nigeria’s biggest names in music taking part in the affair.

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