Sounds of Neptune in Lagos
Frontline disc jockey, Imohiosen Patrick, better known as DJ Neptune, last Saturday at Muri Okuntola Park, Victoria Island, shut down Lagos with his concert, Sounds of Neptune
Neptune with the concert, which attracted big names in the Nigerian music industry including Wizkid, Tiwa Savage, Oritse Femi, Jimmy Jatt, gave a good account of himself despite being his first major concert.
Speaking with journalists after the show, the popular DJ admitted that it wasn’t easy to set up the show, as he wanted to give people a different experience.
He said, “Being my first concert, a lot went into it in terms putting things together. I was so happy with the outcome and the venue was full. There has been pressure to do this over the years but I like to take my time when I am doing things because I want to get things right. Even for my album, Greatness, I didn’t heed to pressure; I dropped it when I felt it was necessary and everyone saw the outcome. I believe in doing things at the right time.”
The DJ further stated that he deliberately shunned popular Lagos concert venues such as Eko Hotel & Suites and Federal Palace because he wanted people to have an undiluted experience. “I saw Muri Okunola Park as the right venue for fun. I had the option of using the Balmoral Hall, Federal Palace Hotel, but I still settled for the outside ambience.
“We should not always think that an enclosed environment is the only place people can have fun. Everyone who came out to support me had fun. There was a lot to eat and drink, and there were amazing performances too,” he added. He admitted that as human, there were fears he nursed before the show. “No doubt, there were concerns till the day of the show; I was afraid of the weather because I knew rain could make things hard for me. People were worried for me but I put everything in God’s hands and it turned out to be exactly what I wanted.
“I thank all artistes who came out for me – Wizkid, Tiwa Savage, Dr. Sid, Jimmy Jatt, Skibbi, Oriste Femi, Slimcase, Reekado Banks, Pepenazi, Broda Shaggi and a host of others. I have been there for many of them; so, I guess it was time for them to pay me back.
“For four weeks, I didn’t slept well, I was literally sleeping with my laptop beside me. I would wake up in the middle of the night exchanging emails, doing researches for my show.” He concluded with high confidence that Sounds of Neptune is here to stay and it will be an annual event and promised take it outside Lagos next year. “We could also do London next year too. There will also be campus tours, pool parties and houses parties,” he stated.
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