Tonight’s GLO CAF Awards in Lagos promises to be a bumper entertainment show as top African music stars like D’ banj, Lagbaja and P-Square, are to thrill fans and guests who will grace the high-profile event at the Expo Centre of the Eko Hotels on the Island.
Organisers said yesterday that these celebrated acts will set the tone for the mother of all shows that essentially celebrates African football stars who shone in the football sphere in the year just gone by.
Prominent on the list is the masked artiste from Nigeria, Lagbaja, who is expected to keep the night alive with his Afro-Calypso genre of music, a product of various influences ranging from traditional yoruba music to Jazz. The masked one is expected to enliven the hall with his scintillating dance steps and rhythmic saxophone.
P-Square, the identical twin brothers will also entertain the crowd at the event. P-square ´s music is Afro centric; combining western and African rhythms in creating a marvelous blend of R&B, Hip Hop and Dancehall songs.
Their songs cut across various age genders and geographical boundaries, making them one of the most popular and sought after artistes in Africa. Since the release of the Get Squared and Game Over album, they have performed in several major concerts all around the world. Also billed to perform at the event is singing sensation and Glo Ambassador in Benin Republic, Zeynab who, as usual will thrill the audience with her unique style.
South African singer, Lira who set the benchmark with her 2006 album, Feel Good – and with her late 2008 release, Soul in Mind will also thrill the audience. In the last two years, Lira has grown in stature most especially as a songwriter and intuitive performer, turning the young girl who showed the first glimpses of her gift more than five years ago into a woman with a world class talent.
Also billed to perform is D’ banj, the Nigerian singer, songwriter, harmonica master and a charismatic stage performer with boundless energy. D’Banj is moving from height to greater height everyday and has been glorified as the poster boy of Nigerian Music. The beginning of his achievement recognition came when he won Most Promising Male Artiste at the KORA AWARDS, He also performed at the final of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa and has since release a single, “on of the World” from that breathtaking performance.