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Starboy glitters with energetic performance at ”Wizkid VIP Experience” concert

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It is easy to see why Wizkid has become not just a star on the continent but one embracing headlines on the global stage.
Wizkid at his Exclusive VIP Live concert in Lagos

Wizkid at his Exclusive VIP Live concert in Lagos


The Star Boy held the first of his two end of the year Lagos concerts on Wednesday night, December 19, 2018, at the Eko Hotel and Suites.
The stage at the Convention centre was set up to world standards in terms of lighting and production with full-sized video screens that transformed the hall into an amphitheatre.
Wizkid opening the night as he performed 'Sweet Love' at his Exclusive Live concert

Wizkid opening the night as he performed ‘Sweet Love’ at his Exclusive Live concert


Wizkid opening the night as he performed ‘Sweet Love’ at his Exclusive Live concert


The concert was tagged as an exclusive event where tables had been sold for as much as N3m, so it was no surprise to find in the gathering a number of top industry personalities from Shina Peller to Kenny OgungbeBanky W and more.
The crowd which were fast gathering in their numbers filling up the hall were left in the hands of hype man Do2dtun and DJ Neptune as the concert witnessed a lengthy delay in kicking off.
Few minutes close to midnight saw the host on the night, Basketmouth take to the stage to officially kick off proceedings.
Wizkid thrills the crowd at his VIP Live event

Wizkid thrills the crowd at his VIP Live event


Wizkid thrills the crowd at his VIP Live event


Leading the line-up of performers on the night were rising talents, Dotman who got the crowd singing to his single, ‘Akube’, while singer Flash also enjoyed a bit of the spotlight.
Basketmouth’s reappearance on stage was to announce the arrival of the Starboy, who preceded by a group of female dancers hit the centre of the stage dressed in a pink jacket and matching pants to the sounds of ‘Sweet Love.’
”Today, it’s a different kind of show and I just want you to enjoy it”, he promised before doing his best to put up one helluva show.
His opening set featured songs like ‘Fever’and ‘Come Closer’ but something was off on the night and Wizkid could sense it as he performed. 
The crowd closest to the stage arranged in tables stayed on their seats while those in the regular section tucked at the rear made the loudest noise.
Considering the howls of delight, and the almost deafening levels of crowd noise and excitement that punctuated his set, it was obvious that the fun belonged largely to those farthest away from the stage.
Wizkid then caused a bit of uproar reminiscent of what he did at his concert last year when he asked that the fans at the regular section be brought to the front of the stage, but this time he begged them not to jump on the tables.
At that point, there were no more tables or regular, section barriers had been broken and everyone was a member of the Starboy FC. 
This time he got the energetic reaction he sought as he belted more songs from his long list of old and recent bangers including ‘Daddy Yo’, ‘Tease Me’, ‘Baba Nla’ and ‘The Matter’ introducing Maleek Berry on stage.
The second half of his set saw him in a changed outfit as the infectious rhythm of ‘Manya’ hit the speaker. His dancers led by Kaffy added color to his set with their consistently changing attires especially the traditional looks that matched his mood when he performed ‘Pakurumo.’
The next few minutes witnessed a number of supporting performances from Chinko Ekun who brought the building down with his viral record, ‘Able God’ to Tiwa Savagewho he described as a ”very special woman”before they both performed ‘Malo’.
Wizkid and Chinko Ekun on stage at the Exclusive Live concert

Wizkid and Chinko Ekun on stage at the Exclusive Live concert


Wizkid and Chinko Ekun on stage at the Exclusive Live concert


Wizkid and Tiwa Savage share a moment on stage at Wizkid's Lagos concert

Wizkid and Tiwa Savage share a moment on stage at Wizkid’s Lagos concert


Wizkid and Tiwa Savage share a moment on stage at Wizkid’s Lagos concert


One of 2018’s biggest success stories, Tenialso joined him on stage as they delivered a medley version of her hit single, ‘Case’ while Dammy Krane was on hand to pray his way into the hearts of fans with the classic anthem, ‘Amin.’
Completing the line-up of supporting acts on the night was UK based rapper Skeptaas they chased away every form of ‘Bad Energy.’
Teni performing at WIZKID VIP LIVE

Teni performing at WIZKID VIP LIVE


Teni performing at WIZKID VIP LIVE


Wizkid and Skepta perform 'Bad Energy' at the Exclusive Live Concert

Wizkid and Skepta perform ‘Bad Energy’ at the Exclusive Live Concert


Wizkid and Skepta perform ‘Bad Energy’ at the Exclusive Live Concert


At this stage, the energy in the crowd was fizzling out as yawns rented the air, with Wizkid closing the show running through his biggest hits from ‘Fake Love’ to ‘Ojuelegba’and ‘Soco’ performed alongside his Starboy Crew.
Despite the initial hurdles, Wizkid was hellbent on making this a night to remember for his fans, covering every inch of the stage, showing off his Zanku steps and shaking the hands of those closest to the stage.
And as the lights went off at the concert venue in the early hours of Thursday morning, it was evident that the Starboy had succeeded in putting on a good spectacle to further cement his royal status and give the crowd an experience  of a lifetime.

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Mr Eazi proposes to Temi Otedola!

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For what seemed like a long while, celebrity power couple—Mr Eazi and Temi Otedola—are finally engaged as Oluwatosin Ajibade better known as Mr Eazi pops the heartwarming “Will you be my wife?” question to his girlfriend of 2 years Temiloluwa Otedola and she responded favourably in the affirmative “Yes” tone.

Fashion mogul and Icon Temi Otedola began dating artiste and music label CEO Mr Eazi in the year 2020 and have been living together ever since in their London apartment, sharing intimate moments, even meeting respective family members. This they’ve both shared in detail on their How Far? With Mr Eazi And Temi Otedola podcast.

Temi announced her engagement by posting the sea-side proposal of Mr Eazi on one knee asking the important question. The video goes by the simple caption of the infinity logo connoting they’re both locked in for life.

Congratulations to Temi Otedola and Mr Eazi!

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Nicki Minaj agrees “Essence” should be song of the year at the Grammys

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American superstar rapper, Nicki Minaj, shares the same sentiments as myriads of Wizkid fans and well-wishers worldwide, in that she concurs to the argument the trendsetting crossover record-breaking single from Wizkid’s 2020 released “Made In Lagos” album, Essence should be in the conversation for the coveted “Record of the Year” plaque at this year’s Grammy Awards.

Although “Essence” did not receive the much desired nomination in the category for “Record of the Year” at the 2022 Grammy Awards, it did get a nod for Best Global Music Performance, the first of its kind.

Irrespective of the snub, Nicki whilie on Joe Budden TV (YouTube) as a guest on the special episode tagged A Conversation With Nicki Minaj & Joe Budden agreed with the host (Joe Budden) when he said “We need people on the Grammy board that know that “Essence” was song of the year” with an exclamatory “Right! Right!” response. She even proffered, “We should have our own Grammy Board“, in support of many and the popular believe that Black Americans or black artistes in general are always stereotyped to a particular category at the award show, if indeed they made it to the top categories, they barely win; Nicki Minaj does not have a Grammy Award herself and that is still a shock to many, especially when considering her refined catalogue of music.

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Pheelz & Buju (BNXN) live the carefree lifestyle on “Finesse”

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After much teasing, the anticipated Finesse by Pheelz and Buju (now BNXN) hit DSPs across the globe and just like the teaser gave off, Finesse is a banger! It is produced by young producer under Pheelz’s wing known as Miichkel.

On Finesse, Pheelz and Buju live their life to the fullest, the carefree lifestyle is what they desire and they are determined to stay on that track for the time being. “I’ve been living the fast life but I see it in slow mo / And you see my lifestyle, I got Gs in the turbo / . . . / Bad girl sey she want Netflix & Chill / So I ja ticket give her warning / If you fall in love, girls it’s certain / You go chop breakfast, I’m not capping“, Pheelz explains on the first verse, even saying love and relationship cannot stop him from living the ‘ballers’ lifestyle; “I’d be dammed if there’s anybody that could be like me / I be like Mo’ Salah, coming up the right wing / I cut through your defender, you no need to tell me / I must finesse / And you know sey me I must net“, Buju braggingly adds on the second verse, saying he can score any chick that catches his eye and dish her the next minute.

listen to the popular joyous chorus “Ah finesse / If I broke na my business / Ama shana e go bright o / Folake for the nighr ohere or on Apple Music.:

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