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Cynthia Morgan thrilling the crowd in Abakiliki

Abakiliki, the capital of Ebonyi State came alive last weekend, as the Star Music Trek train rolled into the Abakiliki Township Stadium with an action-packed night of fun and music.

With the likes of Cynthia Morgan, Burna Boy, DJ Neptune, DJ Snoop Da Damaja, MI Abaga, Lafup and Naeto C on the bill, the crowd was ready to rumble.

In line with the tradition of the show, a number of local artistes from the area were given the opportunity by Star Lager to perform to a large audience and make their dreams come true in keeping with this year’s theme, My Superstar Story.

The venue became fully charged as the expectant crowd jostled for a glance at red-haired dancehall phenomenon Cynthia Morgan, who continued from where she left off the previous week in Calabar.

After performing her catalogue of hit tracks, she invited fans onstage to join in her performance of her new track Come And Do.

Up next was Naeto C, who performed his hits Ten Over Ten, 5 & 6, Helele, I Gentle, and Tony Montana to the delight of the mammoth crowd. Following his performance, Burna Boy, who kept the crowd moving in his characteristic manner, further entertained the crowd.

The excitement from his performance had barely died down when Tony One Week made a surprise appearance that threw the stadium into frenzy. The immaculately dressed singer-turned-politician, who was last seen on a Trek stage in 2014, fed the frenzy with his gyration music that took many down the memory lane.

MI Abaga later took charge of the stage with energetic performances of Action Film, Anoti, Nobody Test Me, Over Killing, Beef, Number One, Bad Belle, Bullion Van and Nobody.

He then made a female fan’s night by inviting her onstage and singing a love song to her. Wande Coal rounded up the evening with energetic performances of his songs from his debut album M2M such as Bumper To Bumper, Taboo, Pere, You Bad, as well as his newer recordings like The Kick, Baby Hello and Wake Up.

Backed up by DJ Neptune and DJ Snoop Damaja, the singer’s stellar performance left the crowd screaming for more as a long night of top-notch music finally drew to a close.

Speaking at the event, Corporate Media and Brand PR Manager Nigerian Breweries Plc, Edem Vindah said, “We saw how much fun everyone had here tonight, and we ourselves had a wonderful time. This is what Star is all about at the end of the day.

These artistes represent celebration and inspiration and this is what Star Trek has transmitted for so many years. It is a thing of pride to take this message all over the country and also to interact with the fan base of these artists. We love it, the artistes love it, their fans love it – it is a win-win situation for everyone.”

The nationwide concert tour, which has thrilled Nigerian music fans for several years, has consistently assembled Nigeria’s best artistes to entertain fans around the country and this year’s theme, My Superstar Story aims to inspire the youth to view their situations as a work in progress and to always keep their goals in mind.


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