As expected, the #iBelieve Concert was dope and full of all the razzmatazz and camaraderie one can ever imagine from a concert of that magnitude. Starting from the choice of venue to the décor, the exquisite wine and cuisine including the electrifying performances, the concert no doubt proved that lots of efforts were painstakingly put together by the organizers to guarantee maximum fun and satisfaction of participants.
The concert which served as an opportunity for Lagosians to meet with the APC governorship candidate in Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode in a genial atmosphere, saw A-list Nigerians entertainers came out in their numbers to drum support for the man of the moment.
As early as 6pm, there was already a massive turnout of well meaning Lagosians, mostly the youths signaling that publicity for the concert had been rife. It featured electrifying performances from Nigeria’s finest artistes which interestingly matched the overwhelming support shown by the massive crowd.
…Night of fun
The concert kicked off with performances by upcoming artistes who took to the stage to prep up the crowd for the best that was yet to come. Their comic reliefs, which helped to spice up the night. Seyi Law, Bash, Yaw, Adeyinka, Funke Akindele and AY, all had participants reeling in their seats from the rib-cracking jokes. DJ Jimmy Jatt, Dj Bombastic and DJ Tippsy were also on hand to spin exciting beats from the wheel to the delight of the crowd.
There were also performances from leading dance groups in the country, Dance Na The Main Thing (DNMT) and Unilag Humour Dance. The Zombie like performance of DNMT and the energetic Bata dance step from Unilag Humour Dance group were all an aspect of the concert that the crowd would not easily forget in a long time to come. Then came the moment everyone was waiting for, time for wholesome and quality music from renowned international acts. K9, Dj Zeez, Yemi Alade (Johnny Crooner), Pasuma, Ice Prince, MI, Banky W, Flavour Na’abania and Olamide (the baddest guy that ever liveth) all took turns to display their lyrical prowess to the awe and delight of the audience.
But the high point of the fun filled event was when the people’s Governor took to the stage to join Flavour during his performance. Dancing and singing along to the beautiful rendition of flavour’s hit song ‘Nwa baby’ Ambode showed a playful side of him that got him sweet admiration and ovation from the crowd. The Governor to be also took time out to exchange pleasantries with the people who had come out to show their solidarity, even as he took selfies with them.
Speaking at the event, Ambode assured that his commitment to explore and maximize the huge potentials in the Entertainment, Sports and Tourism sector, when elected. According to the entertainers, they are supporting Ambode because he has touched the lives of many artistes before he ever dreamt of vying the position of the Lagos state Governor. Disclosing how Ambode had been instrumental to his success, Ice Prince said, “He contributed to my coming into the limelight today. A lot of Nigerian artistes have benefitted from him, financially and morally. So we know him and we believe in him.”