Rocking Supremacy Concert with KSA, ASA, 2Baba, D’Banj
The Eko Atalntic City, Lagos, was on fire recently, as top rated Nigerian artistes stormed the venue for The Supremacy Concert, an initiative of the Main Group, which marked the end of the much talked about Made-in-Nigeria Festival. Top of the billed for the night were King Sunny Ade (KSA), Asa, 2Baba and Dbanj, who got Lagos rocking to their heavy beats.
Though not the first time a live music concert was hosted at the ongoing Eko Atlantic City project, this particular gig had a different feeling, as it provided an atmosphere for both the young and old to savour rich music from both the young and veteran; it was a perfect blend.
Sola Mogaji, who introduced herself to the teeming crowd at the Atlantic, set the tone for what ended up as a great experience. First to lead the pack was the living legend, who just clocked 70 years of age, King Sunny Ade. KSA, as he’s fondly called, who appeared in a Made-in-Nigeria bespoke Atiku outfit, sent the crowd into nostalgia, as he belted out some of his vintage hits. Many would have thought that age would have hindered the septuagenarian’s performance, especially his trademark dance steps. But the master guitarist showed that indeed, an old woman never gets old in a music she knows how to dance best.
2Baba was next on stage and he delivered as usual. From one hit to another, the former Plantashun Boyz member held the crowd spellbound. Aside from his old tracks such as Implication and others that got the crowd grooving in small groups, the Benue State native also performed one of his latest singles, Officially Blind, a track that got fans singing along.
In between these performances, legendary DJ, DJ Jimmy Jatt, was on hand to provide soothing music interlude. Then came Asa, who mounted the stage in her trademark Nigerian fabric blouse. Clutching her guitar, she literally blew away the audience, as she effortlessly sang Bibanke, Akinyele, Mama mi, Satan be Gone, 360 and others hits.
Asa then surprised everyone present when she attempted to praise the MaIN Founder, Prince Segun Oniru, by singing the popular Fuji music, though she confessed that her band members, who are mostly white, could not replicate the Fuji sound.
The Koko Master Dbanj came on stage in dramatic fashion after his ‘Hype man’ Jimmie, engaged the crowd in wild chants to welcome the emergence of the Ejanla (big fish as Dbanj calls himself sometimes). Dbanj did not just perform for the audience; he thoroughly entertained them. From one hit to another, the Koko Master kept the crowd on the edge of their seats for most of the night.
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