Burna Boy is heading to Tobago.
The Grammy-winning Nigerian star will perform on the island on the night of October 27.
Burna Boy will be the headliner for the Tobago Music, Arts and Culture Festival (TOMAC).
Kes the Band, Lyrikal, and Nailah Blackman will be among the performers on that night.
TOMAC will be held from October 24 to 28, the days preceding the inaugural Tobago Carnival which runs from October 28 to 30.
Nylon Pool Productions, Island Breeze Entertainment Group and Catch the Wave Solutions Inc are the organisers of the event.
The festival will take place in Plymouth Park.
The festival is the brainchild of sisters Arlene and Corelli Lyons.
Speaking at the official media launch at Plymouth Park on Thursday afternoon, Arlene said during the pandemic, they birthed two organisations, Catch the Wave Solutions Inc to help Tobago’s entrepreneurs who were struggling during the pandemic and the Pride of Tobago Foundation to unearth and promote the island’s creatives.
“TOMAC is not just an event, it is the natural outgrowth of the Lyon’s legacy and a manifestation of a movement started by this women powerhouse with the purpose of sparking a cultural revival and economic reawakening that draws on Tobago’s abundant talent to create hope and prosperity for the people of Tobago for generations to come,” she said.
Stating that Tobago does not always get respect from its Trinidad counterparts, she said the best way to get that is not by imitating or replicating what Trinidad or any other part of the world has to offer. She said respect would be earned by drawing on their ancestral heritage, cultural traditions and historical roots as a foundation to unleash the unique talents and enterprising spirit of their people.
The festival will focus heavily on the African roots of the island and will offer youth empowerment, as well as historical information and artifacts.
Veteran calypsonian Lord Nelson will also be honoured during the festival.
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