U.S. Consul General Advocates Non-Violent 2019 Elections

The United States Consulate General in Lagos in collaboration with U-Live Africa on Friday night co-hosted the Major Lazer SoundSystem Concert at the Hard Rock Beach on Victoria Island.
Delivering a brief remark to hundreds of excited music lovers, at the occasion, Consul General, F. John Bray, urged politicians in the country to work towards ensuring the 2019 general election is peaceful, which begins next February.
Speaking after performances by leading Nigerian disc-jockeys, he said: “Tonight we are all here for Major Lazer. Music is the weapon, peace is the mission.
“I encourage you all to make a commitment to a non-violent and peaceful democratic process,” he stressed.
Major Lazer, the American electronic dance music group, comprising Diplo, Jillionaire, and Walshy Fire, were in Nigeria as part of a broader Africa tour which has taken them to South Africa, Malawi, Kenya and Uganda.
He was who was accompanied on stage by leading Nigerian artistes ––Sound Sultan and Korede Bello.
It was a night to remember for the hundreds of fans who thronged the Hard Rock Beach as the electronic dance music trio thrilled the audience with a blend of local and international tunes.
Major Lazer’s visit to Nigeria underscores the strong U.S.-Nigeria cultural and people-to-people ties. The electronic dance music group has recently dropped three singles featuring three popular Nigerian acts –– Tied Up featuring Mr. Eazi; Loyal featuring Kizz Daniel and All My Life featuring Burna Boy.
The Cultural Affairs Office at the U.S. Consulate General in Lagos organizes a broad range of activities promoting cultural relations between the people of Nigeria and the United States.

Photo taken at the concert. Credit: U.S Consulate, Lagos