How Olamide Shuts Down Lagos With Live Concert, In Grand Style (C.ontd)
The concert experience was brought to life by the stage setup – a square platform that housed the Gold table seats in its middle. The performers could walk around each side to interact the crowd within and outside the platform.
The sound was however subpar – anytime artistes went farther from the stage, the mic feedback would respond seconds late and made the vocal performances horrible.
Olamide performances were broken down into three parts as well – being the first act to come on stage (smart move), then returning two other times, the last to end the show, allowing the other acts to perform in between.
After a splendid DJ performance from his younger brother DJ Enimoney for about 45 minutes, the man of the moment got on stage starting his performance with the lead single ‘Owo blow’ of his sixth solo LP. He used the live band for the first two times with backup vocals from his beloved producer Mr Pheelz.
Olamide looked a bit tired in his eyes, I could tell, but luckily that didn’t translate into his performance, delivering hit songs back to back – taking us on a journey, from his second album ‘YBNL’ to his fifth ‘Eyan Mayweather’. He had synergy with the band, he used the stage well, he flipped some of his verses, and his outfits were simple but dashing. He was quite energetic, pulling us into his world as fans rapped and sang back his lyrics at the top of his voice.
Olamide’s YBNL label acts didn’t disappoint as well;
Lil Kesh is a bonafide superstar; The YAGI rapper came on stage and raised the tempo very high; performing for 20 minutes, he delivered hits back-to-back – from ‘Efejoku’ to ‘Ibile’ to ‘Ishe’ (my fav), to ‘Cause trouble’ and even features like Mr Eazi’s ‘Sample you’ and Dice Ailes ‘Miracle’. Even though half of the time he was dancing and forgot to actually rap his lyrics (he literally was using the mic to do shoki), the crowd didn’t mind and helped him out. Even Toke Makinwa rushed to the stage like a groupie (well to be fair she also did so for Olamide, Phyno, Adekunle Gold so hey…
Culled from Pulse.ng