Shina Peters, Bez, Di’Ja, Others Rock Make Music Lagos
Make Music Lagos 2019 recently ended a week of festivities to commemorate the World Music Day in grand style, with lit performances from Shina Peters, Bez, Ochuko, Di’Ja, Chike, Banke, Ladipoe, Folabi Nuel and others.
Held at the Muri Okunola Park, Victoria Island, the Lagos Shutdown Concert kicked off in earnest with a performance of drum playing by celebrity drummer, Ochuko and a group of prolific drummers. Up next was Dammy Isaac, a new signee of Azusa records. And following his performance was the sultry songstress, Banke, who thrilled the ecstatic audience.
Chike of The Voice fame brought his magic charm to the stage, as he serenaded the audience with his tunes, while the G.P Network, led by popular Nigerian Guitarist Fiokee, showcased their unique style of guitar playing.
And if the audience had to pick the man of the night, it will be Mavin Records’ Ladipoe, who held the fans spellbound with back-to-back hits from his impressive repertoire.
Folabi Nuel, the Showgear Records leading man and composer of the Make Music Lagos theme, did not disappoint as he set the audience rocking to his soulful and inspirations songs. While Di’Ja, another Mavin Records flag bearer at the Lagos Shutdown, was out of this world with an electrifying performance that energised the crowd.
Bez, a Make Music Lagos regular and passionate supporter, treated concert attendees to a heartfelt performance. The alternative singer was at his best as he strummed his guitar with so much dexterity. On stage after Bez was Freke Umoh, who brought an inspirational flavour to the atmosphere with his gospel tunes.
Highpoint of the evening was was the legendary Sir Shina Peters, who gave a thundering medley of his greatest hits. Years after he released the album, Shinamania, the songs still sound fresh; both old and young danced to the beat.
Speaking at the Lagos Shutdown Concert, Chair of the MML organising team and Showgear COO, Adeola Akinyemi, said, “In all, 2019 was another amazing year for the Make Music Lagos festival with exceptional performances and valuable opportunities created for the next generation of artists. We are thankful for the support we received this year, and we look forward to even more support as we gaze at 2020.”
Make Music Lagos 2019 is endorsed by the Lagos State Government and supported by TVC, Max FM, Inspiration FM, Printivo, Wema Bank, Freeme Digital, Freeme TV. The organising team is led by Showgear and its partners, including Alien Nation, Impreva, IPC Events, Legacy Planet, Porch Music Box and Styleville.