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Why Music Lovers Complains Vehemently about CocaCola Urban Music Festival

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After the world is gradually moving away from the shackles of the deadly pandemic that shut the world economy in 2020 which the entertainment sector is one of the most affected, fans and music lovers are happy that musical concerts are gradually holding after the heavy restrictions placed on heavy gathering to curb the spread of the deadly Covid-19 Virus. In Nigeria, several concerts were headlined and fans trooped out in their larger number to witness their favorite artiste perform and also get their groove back after Covid took the musical concert away. During this yuletide period, Cocacola Urban Music Festival also showcased lots of artists on the 18th of December at the Eko Atlantic energy center.

 

With the beautiful spectacle that comes with the beautifully built stage, to the lightings, security apparatus and stage settings, the event was tagged a stressful one as many who attended complained vehemently about the distance they had to walk before getting to the stage where the performance was holding. According to an eyewitness who attended the Nigerian Bottling Company NBC; Cocacola Urban music festival in conjunction with Guinness Nigeria averred; despite the alluring stage with lightings and other security apparatus put in place, the event was too stressful that it killed the vibes of teeming fans who attended. Those attending walked a large distance before getting to where the event was held. “It was a stressful event but because of the love for the artiste who headlined the show, we had to go through that stress. We tracked like we were going to Jerusalem. Majority of us had to park on the former bar beach road as we were being harassed by some street urchins who collected 1k each from all sundry who parked. For those who questioned the money, they were being harassed.  Some were parked for 2k. Lots of Extortion. The organizers might have had a good intention but it was too stressful. Only a few vendors were allowed to sell snacks, food and drinks. We could not buy things to eat or drink. there was too much influx. it was not well coordinated. The bouncers were not civil in their approach most especially to ladies. lots of things that happened that I observed that I won’t like to disclose.”

 

Another source also claimed that the event was also marred by bad sound as the audience was struggling to hear the musical performance. “The sound was poor as we were struggling to hear artiste performance. It was so obvious during Wande Coal’s performance as he also complained of not getting feedback to hear his voice. The event would have been a great one but people who attended complained vehemently about the stress which is a turn-off for many.” An inside source disclosed that; a huge amount of money was allocated for sounds. “It was just unfortunate that the speakers were not enough to capture the radius of the event space. The space swallowed the sound as well. The sponsors were not happy with it but they had to move on.”

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Okiki Bright Drops New Song “AYE”

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Fast-rising musician, Raji Mutiu, popularly known as Okiki Bright has dropped a new song titled “AYE”, a fantastic song that will educate everyone.

In a press statement made available to Newsmen by his Publicist, Adeyemi Obadimu, it was noted that; he recorded the song out of the need to inform his fans about life in its totality.

The song connotes an apt message that addresses the vanity of life regardless of any wealth we amass for ourselves. “No amount of wealth we gather on earth satisfies our cravings as humans until death comes knocking,” he said.

Okiki Bright has been in the music industry for a while and has worked with several artists. He has also revealed many educative songs that include ibilelemi, chop make I chop to mention a few.

Okiki Bright can be described as a worthy replacement for fuji-icon late Sikiru Ayinde Barrister, due to his unique and fantastic tone.

The new song “AYE” was produced by Lahlah entertainment.

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BURNA BOY ELECTRIFIES FIRSTBANK DECEMBERISSAVYBE CAMPAIGN WITH STERLING PERFORMANCE 

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Written by Gbenga Bada and Sampson Unamka

 

Grammy award winner Burna Boy electrified fans at the FirstBank Decemberissavybe campaign with a sterling performance at the ‘Burna Boy The Live Experience’. The 30-year-old singer expressed how delighted he was to have relocated back to Nigeria at the concert.

The self-claimed ‘African Giant’ performed a catalog of his songs from 2012 to 2021 at the Eko Convention Center Lagos which was filled to the brim with fans.

FirstBank – through its yearly DecemberIssaVybe campaign – unveiled the 2021 calendar of events earlier in December as it reiterates its impact on the arts and entertainment industry. The campaign which started in 2018 has been making waves across the cities in the country and Nigerians.

Speaking on Burna Boy’s concert as one of the events lined up for campaign, the Group Head of Marketing and Corporate Communications, FirstBank, Ms Folake Ani-Mumuney said: “We are delighted to be back with DecemberIssaVybe”.

“Burna Boy’s concert further shows that the 2021 edition is enriched with loads of impactful and celebratory activities as we witness the year-end.

“As a bank woven into the fabric of society, we have ensured that the events are spread across the country and there is an event for everyone, irrespective of age. “We remain committed through resourceful partnerships to nation building; empowering all including the youth to achieve their dreams as these events promote the continued growth of the entertainment industry, unarguably an economic game-changer in the global business landscape, especially a country like ours that is blessed with talents and amazing creative minds,’’ she concluded.

Here are some of the highlights from his performance:

Returning to Nigeria was my best decision

Amid his performance, the Burna Boy proudly told fans that the best decision he has ever made was returning to Nigeria. “Coming back home is the best decision I’ve made.” He took the opportunity to thank his fans for the love shown towards him since his career berthed.

Practise what you preach

The African Giant was reborn when Burna Boy decided to practise what he preaches. For his first outfit of the night, Burna was dressed like a full African royalty. He was decked in a tuxedo adorned with a Gorilla fur design on both arms. And he swayed from left to right as he elegantly showed off the richness of African tradition.

The African Giant

The Nation observed the high point of Burna Boy’s 3-hour long concert was when he showed that truly his aim is to unite Africans in Africa through entertainment. During the show, Burna Boy invited his African collaborators ‘Black Sherif’ and the ‘Yaba Buluku’ singers on stage to perform alongside him. The moment was one of the memorable moments of the night.

And fans got a thank you message

Burna Boy performed so many songs from his classics which saw the fans singing along. After the show, he appreciated his fans for coming through and the love they’ve shown him thus far. Burna Boy returned to Nigeria after leaving the United Kingdom to continue his quest for fame and stardom. His decision paid off after the hit single, ‘Like to party’ kicked off his career in full swing in 2012.

Culled from The Nation

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MOELOGO TALKS TIMELESS SONICS FROM LAGOS TO THE WORLD AS HE COVERS DECEMBER DIGITAL EDITION OF SIMPLE

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British-Nigerian singer/songwriter, Muhammed Animashaun aka Moelogo covers the December Digital Edition of SIMPLE Magazine. The Smooth and magnetic R&B and Afrobeats singer talks about his South London influence, his Lagos heritage and pushing his Timeless Sonics from Lagos to the world.

 

He chats with Tola Adebayo of SIMPLE about his latest extended play project, “ITheEP” which is the third and latest installment of his pronoun-titled EP project, the earlier ones being “Me EP” and “Myself EP”. 

 

Moelogo buzzes about the powerful influence of the new sounds of Africa, which is taking the world by storm and he is poised to be a key propagator of the global sonic domination.

 

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https://bit.ly/moelogo-dec-digital

 

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