Not even the heavy downpour that disrupted activities in Aba last weekend could prevent music fans from enjoying the exhilarating performances from some of Africa’s finest artistes who headlined the highly anticipated 5th leg of Star Music Trek, 2013.
The event, which held at Recreation Club Aba, was touted as Aba’s biggest open-air concert and witnessed a deluge of fans, many of who came in from cities as Enugu, Port Harcourt, Nnewi and other surrounding environs to be part of the music fiesta.
Apparently the ‘Limpopo fever’ had reached Aba far earlier as Kcee mounted the stage to wild cheers from the crowd. The singer’s most popular hit of the year, ‘Limpopo’, has stayed at number 1 on a number of music charts across the country and he gave a good account of himself singing other tracks including ‘Nack Me’ and ‘Okpekete’.
Wande Coal had no problems entertaining his captive audience. From the moment the Black Diamond sang his first verse to the last notes of his latest hit ‘Rotate’, the artiste had only to raise his microphone casually to the crowd to receive their thunderous response to his every line. He also sang Bumper to Bumper, You Bad, The Kick and others.
Performing right in his ‘hood’ with thousands of his fans hanging on his every rap, Mr Raw already had an ‘unfair’ home advantage. The artiste worked the stage effortlessly for 45 minutes with his classic Obodo, Ise and Strong Thing’ much to the delight of eager music lovers.
Budding rap star, XBUSTA who was discovered in Enugu by MI was also invited to free style on stage during Mr Raw’s performance.
Naeto C’s fervent prayers apparently had the right impact on the crowd raising it to fever pitch as he interrupted his performance to invoke blessings on the crowd. He also performed his award winning hits 10/10, 5&6 and Can You Do It? during his 45 minute set.