Globacom’s Mega Music show continued its nationwide tour last Saturday with a stopover in Benin City, Edo State capital, where seven of the country’s biggest music artistes and four Nollywood mega stars gave Glo subscribers and other guests an unforgettable night of fun and glamour.
Flavour, Olamide, Phyno, Runtown, Kiss Daniel, Omawumi and Reekado Banks as well as Nollywood divas, Mercy Johnson-Okojie and Ebube Nwagbo, who anchored the event, all ensured that the audience had a full dose of entertainment at the Best Western Hotels, Etete venue of the show. The evening of glamour was complemented by the presence of two of the biggest names in Nollywood, Richard Mofe-Damijo (RMD) and Patience Ozokwor (Mama G) as celebrity guests.
Before the stars went on stage, high-riding female disc jockey, DJ Lambo, treated the audience to hot vibes from her jukebox and it proved the perfect way to start the evening as hundreds of music lovers rose to their feet to warm up for the show.
Their excitement heightened when Mercy Johnson-Okojie and Ebube Nwagbo appeared on stage looking splendid in their beautiful dresses which accentuated their pulchritude. Johnson-Okojie, whose husband is from Edo State, delighted the crowd further when she paid respect to her in-laws in their local Esan language.
The two anchors showed why they are Nollywood divas as they enacted a bit of their acting prowess on stage while introducing the celebrity guests of the evening.
The show began with singing and dancing competitions for young men and women in the audience, and this was followed by performances by up-and-coming artistes from Benin City and environs. Among those who utilized the opportunity to showcase their skills were 2Soul, Miyake, Waziri Jnr., 3.6, Viscular, Rasman Sugarman and R and A.
Shortly afterwards, Marvin Records singer, Reekado Banks, came on stage to herald performances by the more established singers. He put the audience in the mood for what was to come with skillful delivery of his hit tracks such as Noni, Ada, Oluwa ni and Gbedu.
Glo brand ambassador and velvety vocalist, Omawumi, then followed with her usual energetic performance and powerful vocal delivery which delighted the audience. The next artiste to perform was Kiss Daniel who dazzled the crowd as he danced and jumped excitedly across the stage while performing his popular tracks, Mama, New King, Gobe and Woju. More fun was to come for the audience as dancehall artiste, Runtown, came onto the stage next. He raised the entertainment decibels higher when he sang his hit track “Mad Over You” which sent the hall into a frenzy. Then Chinedu Okoli, popularly known as Flavour, took over the truncheon. The Nabania star gave the crowd a night to remember for a long time to come with his singing ability and stage craft.
The excitement in the hall continued when reigning ethno rapper, Phyno, was announced as the next act. The rapper thrilled the crowd and got his fans to sing excitedly with him. He was about rounding off his hit track, Fada Fada, when he was joined on stage by Olamide who received a thunderous ovation. The crowd surged forward to get a good feel of the rapper regarded as the King of the Streets. It was a worthy ending to the spectacular show.
Glo Mega Music Tour moves to Abuja next week. It will be held at the Old Parade Ground, Abuja, on Saturday. Interested Glo subscribers wishing to attend the show have been advised by the company to recharge their lines with up to N2,000 credit and text ‘MUSIC ABUJA’ to the short code 207.