By Ayo Onikoyi
If the music stars have their lots in their grasps, the wannabes, simply would not stay on the fringes as they both let fly all they could offer at the Lagos edition of Amstel Malta Showtime.
The unique variety show from the stables of the Nigerian Breweries Plc, makers of premium low-sugar malt drink, Amstel Malta, featured some of the biggest names in Nigeria’s entertainment industry.
The stars, made up of Tuface Idibia, Wizkid and laughter merchant I Go Dye, turned up to entertain the audience made up largely of students of tertiary institutions in Lagos. There was also a surprise appearance from Nollywood superstar, Funke Akindele of the Jenifa fame as she teamed up with wizkid to re-enact the video of Wizkid’s hit track, Pakurumo.
The Lagos show was the fourth and final leg of this year’s Amstel Malta Showtime series and there was certainly a high degree of expectation at the event. Stars like Naeto C, Flavour, P Square, 9ice and Tiwa Sawage had headlined previous editions held in Benin, Port Harcourt and Ibadan earlier in the year. The Lagos gig was billed to be the grand finale for 2012 and the event did not disappoint.
Precious Eliogu, Righteous Otserioluwa and Lilian Ebohon, students of Imo State University, IMSU, University of Lagos and Lagos State University, respectively slugged it out in the dancing competition.
While she put up a commendable performance, Lilian Ebohon clearly fell short of the audience expectation. She was voted the second runner up while Eliogu Precious emerged the first runner up. Waist-twisting Righteous Otserioluwa emerged as the winner of the dancing competition.
The winners in all the categories got the whooping sum of N500, 000, a brand new ipad while the first and second runners up got the sum of N150, 000 and N100, 000 respectively. Ater the competitions, Kenneth Chinedu joined I Go Dye in dishing out rib cracking comedy to the audience.
Righteous Otserioluwa was not let out as he joined ace dance group, Corporate Dance World, CDW, in thrilling the audience with scintillating dance steps.