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Sheraton Lagos Hotel to host Femi Kuti



Sheraton Lagos Hotel to host Femi Kuti

Sheraton Lagos Hotel has announced plans for an historic hosting of the son of Afro beat creator, legendary Fela Anikulapo Kuti, Femi Kuti, in music concert. This is in collaboration with Chocolate City Group. Billed for September 22 at the hotel’s complex, this all time live performance by Femi Kuti and his band, promises to be a thriller for the hotel guests and visitors from town that will enjoy a privileged invite to the event. According to a statement from the hotel, ‘‘Sheraton Lagos Hotel will host the living legend Femi Kuti, live in concert, on 22nd September, 2018. Curated in partnership with media and entertainment company Chocolate City Group, the critically acclaimed singer, songwriter, instrumentalist, and four-time Grammy Award nominee, is set to enthrall music lovers, Afrobeat enthusiasts and members of Marriott International’s awardwinning loyalty programmes – Marriott Rewards, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards, and Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) , with an exclusive live performance of his seventh studio album, One People One World.’’

Marriott International has been focused on stepping up its experiences game, creating exclusive moments that help connect with members through their passions, be it culinary, music or sport. From Masterclasses with renowned chefs, musicologists, DJs and photographers to behind the scenes access to concerts, to experiences around your favourite sport or an immersive experience of the local cuisine or culture, there is a lot to explore and discover what makes travel more enriching. “We are committed to creating unforgettable moments for our loyal members, and what better way to do that than to connect with them through their passions,” said the Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, Middle East and Africa, Marriott International, Neal Jones.

“This is an opportunity for us to engage with our loyal members and build a strong emotional connection with them by creating a once-in-a lifetime experience while amplifying the benefits of our loyalty Programmes. Through this very special experience created by Sheraton Lagos Hotel, we want our members to carry back a memory that ties back to the destination and our brand,” he added. Management of Chocolate City, also expressed great delight at this opportunity to enthrall the hotel guests with a life time performance by their A – rate artist:

“Chocolate City is happy to collaborate with Marriot International and Sheraton Lagos to give its guests and Marriott International loyalty members an exclusive live music experience with its artist and Afrobeat legend Femi Kuti,’’ said the Senior Marketing Manager of Chocolate City Group, Edward Israel-Ayide. He further added that:

‘‘His music and brand embody Africa’s rich culture and we have tried to replicate that in the set up, management and curating of the event. We expect guests to remember the event for the energy and excitement that Femi’s music brings.” Also speaking on the musical concert, the General Manager of the hotel, Barry Curran, said: “As a city landmark hotel and a hotspot for the local community as well as the international traveler to Nigeria, we are excited to bring this concert to the hotel and create transformative moments for our guests and loyalty program members, through the reverberating rhythm of Afrobeat.”

In addition to Femi Kuti, he disclosed that there will be performances from five other popular artists while invited guests and loyalty members will be treated to an eclectic selection of expertly crafted cocktails and finger favorites. According to the hotel, members of the loyalty programmes can redeem their points for an experience package on the Moments platform which includes the following:

Front row seats and access to special viewing area at the Femi Kuti concert; complimentary cocktails and hors d’oeuvres during the concert; VIP backstage passes; exclusive breakfast with Femi Kuti at the Club Lounge September 23, with a photo opportunity; one-night stay in the Sheraton Club Room for two people; airport transfers; and goody bag and a bounce-back food and beverage voucher.

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