Upcoming act, Funmine, in concert, album launch
The crowd of gaily-dressed guests was mamoth. The venue was colourfully decorated with the adjoining streets full of glittering vehicles. Soul-serenading music oozed out of the giant speakers strategically placed at the corners of the venue with some giant ones in front.
The event was the end-of-the-year musical concert and album launch of Ms. Oluwafunmilayo Kemi Buraimoh, popularly known as Funmine, a highly-talented upcoming act, held at Chukzie Hotel and Suites on Alhaja Kofoworola Crescent, off Obafemi Awolowo Way, Ikeja, Lagos.
The well-attended twin events were actually a display of pomp and colours, as the Red Carpet, which preceded them, turned out to be like a competition session where guests competed to show love to Funmine.
The album, titled, Igbadie, is actually a three-tracker, including Humanity First, Yeyemi and Igbadie, which Funmine said was a product of painstaking research into some societal ills.
Humanity First is a song that reminds every African that redemption is near and we can only make it happen by taking independent responsibility for our actions, while it enjoins leaders to approach leadership with kindness and shun ethnic and religious bigotry.
Yeyemi and Igbadie, both Yoruba phrases, are songs that remind all about the ephemerality of life and the need for all to use the short period they would live to love one another.
All the songs were written and performed by Funmine, who has also been hosted to promote her album by several radio and television stations.
The beautiful performance of the songs sealed the cool night of the concert and album launch, leaving all the guests with mouth agape and sweet memory.
Dignitaries at the event include, Mr. Segun Ibironke, a lawyer, who was chairman; the Chief Executive of Tenstrings Music School, Lagos, Mr Emmanuel Akapo, who was the chief launcher; Mr. and Mrs. Foluso Iliasu, the special guests of honour; the Senior Special Assistant (Security) to Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Charles Fasuba, among others.
Many of the ecstatic guests praised Funmine for the quality of her work and urged her not to relent on her effort to achieve greatness. It was, indeed, a night to remember for a long time to come.