We were at the space legend series: a night to never forget in Lagos at the Oriental Hotels VI Lagos, where the icons of Nigerian music performed a lot of their hit songs to the dancing steps of the guests.
Popular actor, Patrick Doyle took the centre stage as the MC of the event dishing loads of jokes to the listening pleasure of guests. Timi Dakolo was the first act of the night and in his usual charismatic manner treated guests to his hit songs, most notably ‘Iyawo Mi’.
Gloria Ibru also took the stage to give a enthralling performance to usher in other veterans of the night.
Orlando Julius, the saxophonist, song writer who fused African influences with American R&B and soul in the 60s took us back to the days when he selected some of his hit songs with his adorable dancer wife to the dancing steps of the guests (imagine, their anniversary was even on the event night, how nice).
Thereafter, Onyeku Onwenu waltzed in with Yoruba and Ibo songs to mark another realm of a remarkable night. She was joined on stage by the man who we call the king of juju, King Sunny Ade, where they both performed the popular hit song of the nineties (one which i still have on my phone till today) “Wait for Me”.
Sunny Ade in his usual charismatic style gave a scintillating performance displaying his highly eccentric dance steps , he also introduced his daughter who dished out wonderful tracks to the admiration of the guests. Like father like daughter, eh?
Finally the juju turned gospel musician “Chief Commander” Ebenezer Obey capped an awesome evening with soulful songs that reminded us of how these veterans influenced Nigerian and African music till date.
What a Night it was.Next year would just be better, trust me!
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