Moving on after he was named winner of the Recording of the Year Category at Hip hop World Awards in May 2009, soft rock act, Etcetera, shocked fans and the entertainment industry as a whole when he teamed up with his record label X3M Music to throw the first ever black tie gig in the Nigerian music scene last Sunday.
As usual, a black tie invitation calls for formal attire. Men wear tuxedos, women wear cocktail, long dresses or dressy evening separates. The event gave room for trendy interpretations of formal wears and the guests didnâ€™t fall below expectation as they appeared in different hues of tuxedos and dresses.
With a cocktail of drinks, spoken word, beautiful poetry and soft music, guests lounged and networked; spending the entire evening hob-nobbing, back slapping and exchanging banters.
The high octane black tie gig which was well attended by the crÃ¨me de la crÃ¨me of the Nigerian music industry, media practitioners and artistes held at Black Pearl Restaurant on the Lagos Island.
â€œI feel so happy that people responded well to my gathering. It was just three hours of networking and banter but the impact it has on me is everlasting, and it is going to linger for a long timeâ€,Â Etcetera told news men in Lagos this week.
Hosted by singer, writer and OAP Tosyn Bucknor, the event recorded the presence of X3M boss Steve Babaeko, Kiss eventâ€™s Howie T, CEO of Hip hop world awards Ayo Animashaun, singer Tosin Martins, GT the Guitar man, Weird MC, Rapper Terry tha Rapman, OD and Mode9.
Others included Talent Manager Joice Ize-Iyamu, Rapper Kel, Singer H man, Big Brother Nigeria alumnus Ebuka Obi- Uchendu, writer cum publicist Ayeni Adekunle, poet Sage Hasson, Ade Bantu, OAP Gbemi Olateru-Olagbegi, and many others.
Pascal Ejikeme, popularly known as Etcetera, is a singer-song writer signed on X3M Music, a record label founded by Steve Babaeko. His self titled album â€˜Etceteraâ€™ was released in May, 2008 from which further singles like â€˜This is not a songâ€™, â€˜Michelleâ€™ and â€˜ Biafra â€™ were released.
â€œThe journey continues. This is just my starting point, and I am so glad that people now appreciate good music, â€œ he said on a final note.