Bright ‘Basketmouth’ Okpocha will host Ecofest Music Festival, Sierra Leone’s biggest musical showcase for both local and international artists. This year’s headline act is Diamond Platinumz from Tanzania. He will share the stage with Slimcase (Nigeria), Tay Grin (Malawi), Sophia (Gambia), Jose Chamelone (Uganda), and Kuami Eugene (Ghana). An elite group of Sierra Leonean will join them acts including; Drizilik, Arkman, Famous, Prodigy, Rap G, K-Man Empress P, Innocent, and the KME team along with a host of others have all performed at this festival.
Ecofest Music Festival (Ecofest) was launched in 2018 by lawyer and entrepreneur Abubakar ‘Kabaka’ Turay. Since then, it has been hosted twice; in Sierra Leone, and The Gambia. Ecofest uses African pop music to unite artists and creatives from across the continent and to establish Sierra Leone as an emerging market for music and the arts.
“Sierra Leone is a lesser-known music venue to Africa’s leading names in music,” said Turay. He is the Chief Executive Officer of Kabaka Multimedia Entertainment (KME), Sierra Leone’s leading music production company and recording label.
“Even though we produce outstanding musical acts, we
have yet to make our mark on the African music charts. With Ecofest we bring great talent home, and we create a platform to market local music. Ecofest is a medium for cultural exchange through music.”
The first edition of Ecofest “When Lions Roar” was hosted in Sierra Leone at the National Stadium last year. Over 30,000 fans filled the stadium to see headline acts Patoranking (Nigeria), Kuami Eugene (Ghana), and Patapa (Ghana). This year’s theme is “The Revolution. Artists from ten African countries will perform.