Day Flavour, Yemi Alade, Olamide, Psquare others lit Owerri with fun
Total telecommunications solutions provider, Globacom, on Saturday, gave the people of Owerri, an evening to remember, as it lined up seven of Nigeria’s most accomplished music stars on its flagship show, Glo Mega Music Nationwide Tours.
Omawumi and her band of salsa experts opened the evening with beautiful tunes such as Bonsue, Somori, Kokoma, What A Bang Bang and As I Dey.
The excited crowd had barely lapped up Omawumi’s performance when the queen of Afropop, Yemi Alade, came with hit tracks, including, Charlie, Tangerine and Pose to No Do Me, Kom Kom, Kissing, Ferrari and Taking, which practically set the expansive hall agog.
Dancehall King, Runtown then took charged with his unique stagecraft, doing hit after hit from Lagos to Kampala, Suddenly, Emergency and Fijo Gbowo.
Igbo ethno-rapper and songsmith, Phyno, who joined the impressive Glo ambassadorial order two weeks ago also took the crowd through exhilarating moments with Fada Fada, E Chop My Money, So Far So Good, Financial Woman and I Don Suffer. So electrifying was Phyno’s appearance on stage that a member of the audience simply identified as Gift, went into an ecstasy on sighting the fair-complexioned music star and simply lapsed into temporary unconsciousness.
Regaining consciousness, she kept insisting that she wanted to see Phyno. The energetic musician subsequently took selfies with her after his performance.
Nabania crooner, Flavour whose well-toned muscular frame was a sight to behold soon made an appearance that lit the hall with loud cheers and ululation. His rendition of the theme song of Globacom ‘s TV drama series, Professor Johnbull was classic just as Baby Cool Temper, E Don tey, Baby You Too Fine and Wakawaka Baby, Asewo and numerous other tracks wowed the audience.
King of the streets, Olamide, took the show to its crescendo, as he dropped many of his hits in quick succession. His Shakiti Bobo, Omo Abule Sowo, Alowo Majaye, Shoki, Jeje Lomo Eko, and Introduction got the dominantly Igbo crowd singing along in a typical confirmation of the dictum that music is a universal language.
The enigmatic duo of Peter and Paul Okoye, otherwise called PSquare were the icing on the show’s cake. For close to one hour, PSquare displayed why they have remained icons on the nation’s musical scene even after 19 years of unbroken lyrical magic. The twin kept the huge crowd on their feet with Busybody, Personally, E No Easy Ee and the recent Bank Alert hit tracks in a performance, which was reluctantly rounded off at about 2am on Sunday.
The Owerri edition of the tour was held at the International Conference Centre, ICC, Owerri and had top government functionaries, members of the paramilitary forces, business tycoons and other socialites, including the trio of Nollywood new breed actress Angela Okorie; the matriarch of Nollywood, Patience Ozokwor (Mama G) and Richard Mofe-Damijo, RMD, in attendance.
Deputy Commissioner of Police, Imo State Police Command, Mr. Tony Okpara; the Special Assistant to Imo State Governor on Protocol and Entertainment, Uchenna Ebochuo; the Sterling Bank, Owerri Branch management comprising Lynda Ikezuagwu, Benita Orajiaka, Mega Okpara, Nelly Ukwunna and Lisa Ekpeki and a host of other dignitaries also attended the show anchored by the duo of West Africa’s movie divas, Juliet Ibrahim from Ghana and Mercy Johnson Okojie.
The next leg of the show is billed hold, today, Saturday, April 29, at the Event Centre, Asaba, Delta State. Glo current and prospective subscribers wishing to attend the Asaba edition of the show are encouraged to buy Glo SIM cards, activate and load N2,000 on the SIM within one month and text MUSIC and preferred location to short code 207 such as ‘MUSIC Asaba’ to 2017.