By Ogbonna Amadi
When you see one of Nigeriaâ€™s few fine exports give a standing ovation to a colleague in the same field, you know that even the finest have bosses.
Asa led the way in obeisance, while Dâ€™banj, Ikechukwu and Mo Hits artistesâ€™ manager, Sunday Are, paid homage to the boss – ace Afrobeat King, Femi Kuti, as he strummed away on the keyboards in a command performance on Feb 5 in Lagos.
Contemporary R N B singer, Banky W had breezed into the event earlier but didnâ€™t wait long enough to see the real show begin. Dâ€™banj and crew arrived in his Glo branded ambassadorial Range Rover at about 1a.m and not long after they did, sister Yeni Kuti slipped a note to Femi on the keyboard.
Femi read out the names on the paper and the boys leapt to their feet hailing â€˜Yes Bossâ€™. He went ahead to commend the boys for sticking with music in a terrain where music business can be really frustrating. He specially patronised Asa commenting on her good work outside the shores of the country.
The artistes rocked all morning, rising to their feet a couple of times, and singing along some of the old vibes that Femi dished out, bordering on social commentary and arousing the AfricanÂ consciousness