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At summer concert, kids serenade guests with highlife pieces

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Sunday, August 22, 2021 will remain evergreen in the minds of Ikoyi Club 1938 members, as the club hosted a children’s music concert sponsored by Beloxxi Biscuits.

Organised by Lanre Delano’s ChOPiN (Church Organ Projects in Nigeria), the concert, which held for first time at the club’s rotunda, also stunned parents of participating kids.

The concert was the grand finale of three weeks of music summer classes for children, which was held from July 26 to August 16, 2021.

With the children eager to show off what they learnt musically during the camp, the concert kicked off with a piano piece played by a young lad, Christopher Molokwu, who was cool, calm and dexterous on the piano.

Inumidun equally displayed an amazing dexterity on the talking drum, which he just started playing during the camp, followed him. He was really astonishing.

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Ifekiitan Kolajo then played Iya Ni Wura on the keyboard and her grandmother was so moved that she danced along. Mayomile Orungbeja then combined with Molokwu for a piano duet of Amazing Grace before another special talent, Ayomikun Ashiru, mesmerised with her piano recital of an ABRSM (Associated Board of the Royal School of Music) piece, Gavotte in G Major by the legendary pianist, Handel.

Knowing she couldn’t let herself down when it was her turn to perform, Ozichi Eberendu also proved her point with her piano recital of a Variation in C Major.

Then a band made up of the Darasimi Eyinade and others played some highlife tunes followed by Aanisah Ajayi in a vocal duet of Santa Lucia.

The violinists played and then a playlet of Ajala, the popular traveller was staged and featured the Alleys, Iyamabo, Omotayo, Sogelola and others.

Thereafter, all the children came together to perform the global hit, We Are The World, as the last performance.

Beloxxi Biscuits’ main representative at the concert, Tolu Uduebor, also thanked the parents for allowing their children to attend the music classes and that she’s sure it’ll be very beneficial to them in the future.

Ademola Mumuney, Chairman, Ikoyi Club spoke and assured members that he would ensure the concert holds regularly enough to encourage children to grow musically.

And Delano, CEO, ChOPiN also pledged his knowledge and expertise in the music and entertainment industry to support the club.

In his closing remarks, the club’s entertainment chairman, Bolaji Martins, promised to look into suggestions made. The concert ended with the sharing of certificates to all participants.

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