MTN reaffirmed its commitment to keying into the passion of its consumers, again, last weekend, when its superstars converged on the Garden City, for another great night of musical showmanship and artistry, at the MTN ‘Loud in Naija’ concert.
Parading such favourites such as Davido, KCEE, D’Prince, Chidinma, Praize, Waconzy, Sound Sultan, iMike and a few others, the Civic Centre, in Port Harcourt, was bursting at its seams with thousands of youths and adult fun-seekers, who were thrilled all-night-long.
Having recorded an overwhelming attendance, in Ibadan, the concert in Port Harcourt was expected to be a ‘bang’. It did. Going by the performances of MTN’s musical ambassadors, the telecommunications company earned another round of applause, for good organisation and masterful combination, in the list of artistes that featured on the night.
Though all the artistes justified their current high rating in the industry, the most prominent of the pack were Davido and KCEE, who shone like ‘a million stars’. Davido was energetic and endearing.
His stage presence was unequalled. Throwing himself into the excited crowd, at certain times, the ‘Omo-baba-olowo’ crooner endeared himself to the Garden City audience. Remarkably, the young and popular artiste left a lasting memory behind as he sang his latest song, ‘skelewu’, to a wide applause.
Also KCEE, whose song ‘Pull Over’ is on the lips of every music lover in Nigeria and beyond, had a great night. Performing alongside Harrisong, an outstanding artiste, himself, Kelechi Okonkwo, was a class act.
Gifted with a rich vocal power, unique dance style and a sizeable physical frame, the ‘Limpopo’ master was mesmerising. He took time to reward his fans, who got the design of his album’s jacket right, with prizes such as ipads and iphones from Samsung. He said he had decided to give out the prizes ‘to encourage creativity among the youths’.
Meanwhile, Sound Sultan, popularly called ‘Naija Nija’, did not disappoint his fans. As one of the most consistent hip-hop artistes, ever, since the genre’s revolution in the country, the ebony singer proved his relevance.
His current new single, ‘Natural Something’ was a hit. Miss ‘Kedike’ Chidinma, Mike Anyansodo, Praiz and Ayo completed the list of star artistes who graced the stage, at the Civil Centre, their performances spiced up the evening and whetted the appetite of Nigerian music lovers as the ‘Loud in Naija’ musical concert is set to storm Abuja, for another round of musical showmanship.