Asaba, the Delta State capital was set aglow last Saturday as telecommunications giant, Globacom, staged a six-hour mega music show which had entertainment icons like Flavour, Omawumi Megbele, Yemi Alade and others on the bandstand
The Glo Mega Music Nationwide, Asaba edition held at the expansive Dome, otherwise known as The Event Centre on Okpanam Road.
The impressive lineup of Itshekiri-born female music sensation, Omawumi, Afro-pop diva Yemi Alade, exceptional highlife crooner Flavour, the enigmatic duo of Peter and Paul Okoye of PSquare; the King of street lingo, Olamide aka Badoo and the hottest Igbo ethno rapper, Phyno held the city spellbound with their amazing performances.
Delectable Nollywood diva, Mercy Johnson Okogie and her Ghanaian counterpart, Juliet Ibrahim anchored the show while veterans of the nation’s movie industry including ageless Richard Mofe-Damijo (RMD), Patience Ozokwor, popularly known as Mama G and Victor Osuagwu made celebrity appearances
Prior to the commencement of the show, Mercy Johnson, Juliet Ibrahim, Victor Osuagwu and RMD bonded with the crowd by signing autographs for the guests as well as taking selfies with their fans.
Talented up and coming artistes such as Perezi, Young Swags, H-Culture, Brown ray, Notorious Set Zon and the guitarist, Chika Madu entertained their local fans with their unique performances which got the ecstatic crowd yearning for more.
The crowd was also engaged in a dancing competition which came as a welcome appetizer for the main course of the evening as Okafor Chinedu, Obeh Dorothy, Mafiana Lusanda, Idemudia Emmanuel and Onyinye Udogu were exciting on stage as they gyrated to the hot vibes by DJ Xgee. There were also the quad of Jayfegs, Claire Babie, Eloques and Sammy West, who were lucky to have been pre-selected as winners of the #Glosings60seconds online competition.
Omawumi opened the evening with her sonorous renditions of some of her hits including “If you ask me” and” Megbele” which her fans reacted to his exciting shouts of acclamation. Svelte songstress, Yemi Alade, dazzled the crowd with her highly creative choreography, stage craft and soulful songs.
Nabania crooner left no one in doubt that he was as popular as ever as he literally set the hall on fire as he dished out a full dose of entertainment as the audience applauded.
Africa’s most enigmatic singing twins, PSquare sent the crowd into wild ecstasy as they blended music, choreography and dance drama seamlessly, proving that their permanent seat at the summit of Nigeria’s highly competitive and tempestuous music industry for almost two decades on the stage is not by happenstance.
The “Shakiti Bobo” exponent, Olamide Badoo, raised the bar further and in the process lured self-proclaimed Nollywood clown, Victor Osuagwu on stage to perform well choreographed dance steps which drew mirth in the crowd.
As the crowd was still savouring the Shakiti Bobo prodigy, Phyno, who in history, has done more collabo with Olamide, made a grand entry on the stage setting the crowd ‘gaga’. The hall was by now literarily on fire as attention shifted to the VIP section, where RMD, who is arguably the biggest celebrity fan of the Fada Fada crooner, donned his dancing shoes to the delight of the crowd.
The Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Monday Ovwigho Igbuya and other notable personalities including Hon. Tim Owhere, Majority Leader, Delta State House of Assembly, graced the high-octane occasion with his colleagues in the House such as Hon. Prince Eric Oharisi, Hon. Emeka Nwobi, Hon. Erijo Johnson, Hon and Mrs Talib Tebite, the Commissioner for Oil and Gas, Hon. Mofe Pira, his Information counterpart, Mr. Patrick Ukah, Chairman, Sapele Local Government Area, Mrs. Eloho Odebala, Controller, CBN, Asaba, Dame Elizabeth Agu and her Canada-based friend, June Chinedu.
Globacom’s National Sales Coordinator, Mid-West, Mr. Augustus-ndu Offor, in his welcome address said that the concert was a “way of appreciating our customers for their abiding faith with the Glo network over the years.”
According to Offor, the next stop for the Glo Mega Music Nationwide Tour would be Aba, Abia state.
He urged fun seekers who would like to attend any of the other shows to use up to N2,000 airtime within a month and Text “MUSIC” as well as their preferred location to a short code 207 such as “MUSIC ABA” to 207.