By SOLOMON NDA-ISAIAH
Benin City, the capital of Edo State was last Saturday treated to an evening of fun and sublime entertainment, courtesy of the on-going Glo Mega Music Nationwide Tour which paraded seven of the nation’s top rated music stars including highlife crooner, Flavour, Itshekiri-born female music sensation, Omawumi, Igbo ethno-rapper, Phyno, Runtown the dancehall master, YBNL Boss, Olamide Badoo, Prince of Mavin records, Reekado Banks and Woju crooner, Kiss Daniel. They all took turn to entertain the mammoth crowd of fun seekers.
The show which was held at the Best Western Hotels, Etete, Benin kicked off with hot vibes from the juke box of D.J Lambo who dished out different tunes in quick succession to the delight of the appreciative crowd who were already in party mood.
The music and dance sessions were followed by the appearance of two Nollywood actresses, Mercy Johnson-Okojie and Ebube Nwagbo.
After series of introductions, the show kicked off with Reekado Banks of Mavin records and he thrilled the crowd with a combination of his hit tracks including Katapot, Ada, Oluwa ni and Gbedu which the crowd enjoyed thoroughly. He later rounded off with Noni and the crowd showed their appreciation by applauding him.
Next was Glo brand ambassador and powerful singer, Omawumi. From beginning to the end of her performance, Omawumi gave everyone a good time. As usual, her performance was filled with energetic dances backed by her smooth delivery of songs.
Woju crooner, Kiss Daniel was the next artiste and the crowd welcomed him with standing ovation. He responded positively with different popular tracks including Mama, New King, Gobe and the people’s favourite Woju which got everyone dancing and singing.
Next was Runtown, the dancehall master who took control of not only the stage but the entire crowd throughout his performance. From the first to the last track, “Mad Over You”, it was fun all the way.
The excitement in the hall did not drop a pin but rather went a notch higher when Flavour took over. He held the audience spellbound with his series of mega hit songs and sexy dance style. Perfectly dictating the pace, he belted out several of his hit tracks including Sexy Rosey, one after the other with incredible energy and panache.
Phyno came to the stage immediately after Flavour and he sustained the excitement in the hall. His fans joined him in chorusing his songs as he dished out different tracks.
The show was rounded off by YBNL boss and King of the streets, Olamide Badoo who was heralded to the stage with standing ovation. As usual, he gave a good account of himself and entertained the crowd with different tracks including Shakiti Bobo, Omo abule sowo, Alowo majaye, Shoki, Jeje lomo Eko and others. His performance was the icing on the cake in a night of endless entertainment.
The show was attended by two Nollywood legends, Patience Ozokwor, aka Mama G and Richard Mofe-Damijo, RMD, who made celebrity guest appearances.
Abuja will host the next edition of Glo Mega Music Nationwide Tour next Saturday at the Old Parade Ground. Interested Glo subscribers wishing to attend the Abuja show are expected to recharge their lines with up to N2,000 credit and sms ‘MUSIC ABUJA’ to the short code207.