At UK Concert, firms showcase Edo Music prowess
Indigenes of Edo and other lovers of Nigerian music in the United Kingdom were recently treated to classic tunes at the Edo Beats Concert.
The event organised by UK-based logistics firms, 24Bits Limited and Esohe Limited, was held in London. It attracted indigenes and visitors from across Europe and featured talented sons of Edo music legends, including Jolly Osaro Nomayo, Isoken Ohenhen, Beckleys Oke, Uyi Manner Cole, Bayo Ade Jnr, Kelvin Alaska, Jacky Sula, Degbueyi Oviahon, Sandra Aigbogun, Marian Alile and Famous Akaba.
The organiser, Osarobo Dickson Igbinosun, who is the chief executive officer of the two organising firms, said the objective of the concert was to showcase Edo State’s rich cultural heritage and legendary music prowess.
Igbinosun, who is also the producer of the Edo national anthem, said the artists performed their fathers’ indigenous songs of yesteryears to the admiration of the ecstatic crowds, who became nostalgic of the good old days.
According to him, the aim is to transfer the legacies of the legends to the younger generation.
“It will bridge the gap and mentor the children towards worthy endeavours that will also speak for them in the future.
“Indeed, from the success of this event, there is so much that our government in Nigeria can benefit if the right individuals are empowered and given leading roles to play. It will bring financial and human capital development to the youths who are the major target of this initiative,” Igbinosun said.
Also commenting on the concert, the Project Manager, Kayce Glamour, said the show was staged to promote the hard work and creativity of Edo music legends.
He said: “This event expressly resounded the power of unity, the strength of selfless deeds to the growth and sustainability of our culture and indigenous music to acceptable heights, thereby giving it relevance against the prevalence of contemporary music.
“From one city to another, it was an experience of good music, as the train moved from Birmingham to Glasgow, Leeds, London and finally to Manchester. The whole world watched with pride the display of the intellectual works of Edo music legends, whom this brand, 24Bits, have been celebrating for over five years now.”
For Glamour, “This event only goes to portray the essence of building a good name and laying legacies of selflessness and creativity that generations will come to celebrate.
“In a world where the advancement of technology has taken away the best part of human creativity, this remarkable event gave a living testimony to the fact that good name can’t be erased from history.”