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Hi-Life Fest: Phyno rocks Enugu as four enter grand finale stage


Some of the finalists for Hi-Life Fest 2019

Enugu born rapper, Phyno, delivered a show-stopping performance in the Coal City at the Hi-Life Fest semi-final. The rapper, who had earlier met with the Hi-Life Fest quarterfinalists to offer them some motivation during their time in Lagos, was glad to return and he delivered a performance worthy of the night.

The crowd, as well as the semi-finalists, were thrilled to have the talented rapper in their midst. His performance featured some of his chart-topping tunes like the bag and Alobam.

Following the performance, one of the guests in attendance, who was seeing Phyno perform for the first time, expressed her excitement saying, “I have heard a lot about his performance but this was better than everything I was told. Phyno really shutdown the show today and I’m so glad to have witnessed it.”


Not to be outdone on the night, the Hi-Life Fest semi-finalists also put in an impressive shift, giving fans a memorable show. It was a tough decision to pick four out of the six contestants on the night and while Cypril Igwe and Prince Destiny were eliminated, both delivered impressive performances and are sure to have successful music careers.

The four remaining contestants now have a 14-day window to prepare for the final in Onitsha. The grand finale of Hi-Life Fest will see the four remaining contestants go head to head, with the winner earning the grand sum of N5 million.

Hi-Life Fest 2019 was unveiled on Sunday, May 26, at a special media parley hosted in Sky Garden Bar, Onitsha. Present at the event were actor/musician, David Jones-David, ko and highlife legend, Bright Chimezie, as well as the brand manager of Life Lager, Chidi Egwu.

Following successful editions in 2017 and 2018, the 2019 edition of Hi-Life Fest, themed The Rhythm of Progress, started broadcast to millions of viewers on local and cable TV, with Soundcity set to chronicle the show with episodes airing shortly after each stage of the competition.

The Brand Manager of Life Lager, Chidi Egwu, said, “After two successful editions, which produced two remarkable talented musical acts, we’ve decided to take this competition a step further and showcase these talents to the whole of Africa. Our partnership with Soundcity will see us release episodes of this year’s competition. This television treatment will not only showcase the talents of our contestants but also will also profile their evolution as they go along the tournament and expose them to a wider audience. We want to celebrate their progress and show the world that some of the best musical talents can be discovered in South-Eastern Nigeria.”

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