An Acoustic Night to Remember
I always look forward to something fun and engaging every other weekend. Watching the Barclays Premier League ranks top in my to-do list for weekends, and as a result, international breaks can be so frustrating (every premier league fan would agree). September 6th 2014 was one of those Premier League-starved days. So, what did I do? What every fun lover in Abuja did; look up what Delphino Entertainment was serving the Federal Capital.
Acoustic Night was on everyone’s lips on the first weekend of September 2014. Certainly, a lot of people were also looking forward to the commencement of Big Brother Africa season 9, which was slated for September 7th, but the fire incident at the house ruled that out as well. So almost every lip in Abuja was “singing” Acoustic Night…and of course, blasting the Super Eagles for such a miserable performance.
As the name implies, Acoustic Night is an event which promotes acoustic (or “Unplugged” as I like to call it) musical performances. It is organised by Delphino Entertainment and has already recorded a series of editions.
The event, which took place at the Transcorp Hilton Congress hall, was hosted by Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, Rita Dominic, Kemi Adetiba and the very hilarious Chigul. In attendance, were a number of glamorous, stylish, classy, and beautiful residents of the FCT. There were also big name attendees such as Bashir Dantata, Chocolate City boss – Audu Maikori, and my humble self. Lol!
Performances from Bez, Waje, Jeremiah Gyang, Eve, Lk Kuddy and Jaiye Keyz, got different sections of the audience electrified (I’ve always wanted to use this word somewhere ); I guess one could say different strokes for different fans. Jeremiah Gyang was quick to recognise the presence of the numerous “j-town” faithful, and I was quick to appreciate the gesture. It’s usually always a J-town thing! Innit? I’d say yes because, MI Abaga was the highlight of the evening. Not only did he get everyone up on their feet during his performance, he compelled Iceprince to wipe his feet after showering the Aboki with praises and expressing how proud he was of his unwavering consistency in the music industry. Two words; Loyalty! Respect!! Unplugged rap performances aren’t a walk in the park, but MI did a really good job. There was an excellent crowd participation, and he successfully increased the appetite of his Abuja fans for the release of his new album which is due in October 2014. Trust me, it’ll be worth the wait.
In all, the event was really electrifying (there goes my word again). The one and only Chigul was spot-on in ensuring that everyone was entertained during performance breaks. She also laughed at the way I mimicked her before the show started. Yeah, I’m good like that! The timing was perfect, the venue appropriate, the weather suitable, the dress sense elegant, the ladies beautiful, and I was present. Looking forward to another football international break… or not!
Images courtesy of Lemmy Vedutti Photography and Delphino's Instagram