For residents of Awka and other surrounding communities of the Anambra State capital, it was a befitting way to mark this year’s Easter celebration as leading telecoms company, Globacom, last Saturday held its Mega Music Nationwide Tour in the city.
In keeping with its promise, the company assembled a galaxy of stars from the nation’s music and Nollywood industries at the Marble Arch Event Centre to treat guests to inspirational music and unforgettable entertainment.
The music superstars who performed at the show included Di’ja of Marvin Records, Omawumi, Runtown, Yemi Alade, Timaya and Olamide, while from Nollywood came veterans such as Patience Ozokwor (Mama G), Richard Mofe-Damijo and Kanayo O. Kanayo, the lead character in the popular TV Series, Professor Johnbull. The show was anchored by two Nollywood actresses, Mercy Johnson Okojie and Ebube Nwagbo.
The show opened with dancing competitions, followed by performances by local artistes in Awka such as Emiboizy, Titilaptop, Emkizzy, Tonero, Videch and Zyryes, who all showcased their talent to the admiration of the audience. Three Glo subscribers, who had already competed in the online engagement activity vide#glosings60seconds, Endless Pella Iyke and Chief Priest, also used the platform to exhibit their skill.
Di’ja opened the show with a remarkable performance as she sang one hit track after another. She capped her performance with the introduction of Thelma, an Igbo rapper whose delivery reminded guests of Phyno.
The next act of the night was Omawumi who also gave an energetic performance with her band. The singer was simply awesome as she performed her kokoma, What a Bang Bang, Bonsue, Somori and As I Dey tracks.
RMD, who appeared on stage to talk about the Glo Café app, a special app which enabled subscribers to quickly load credit, borrow airtime/data, monitor airtime usage, download ring back tones and enjoy the biggest music, games and videos, delighted the audience by miming Phyno’s Fada Fada track and dishing out some youthful dance steps.
Then came dancehall sensation, Runtown, who raised the excitement higher with his performance of Fijo Gbowo, Emergency, Bend Down Pause, Walahitalahi and Superwoman.
Yemi Alade and her band added great energy to the night as she sang her hit tracks: No do me, Kom Kom, Kissing, Ferrari, Taking over me, Charlie, Tangerine and Pose. Timaya, who followed immediately with his Dem Papapopular tune excited the crowd further with I concur, Overdose, Money no dey, closing with Won fe pami.
As the show appeared to climax, the last act Olamide came on stage and held the hall spellbound with masterful rendition of Jeje lomo eko, Introduction, How are you, Oh baba, Alowo majaye, Don’t stop, Skekelobose shoki, Eledami and Omo abule sowo.
Some of the special guests who came to enjoy the show were the Secretary to Anambra State Government, Professor Solo Chukwulobelu, the Managing Director of Operation Clean and Healthy Anambra (OCHA Brigade), Hon. Kenneth Okonkwo, and the MD/CEO of Anambra State Broadcasting Service (ABS), Nze Uche Nworah.
Owerri, Imo State, is the next city to host the show at the International Conference Centre on Saturday, April 22. Those wishing to attend the Owerri show or any other of the remaining 26 shows are expected to use N2,000 within one month and text MUSIC and preferred location to short code 207, for example, “MUSIC Owerri’ to 207.