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Star Trek: Wande Coal, Terry G light up Ikom, Okigwe

It was electrifying. The night was full of screams of delight. Fun was in the air and it was time to sing along. This best describes the mood of music lovers at the Ikom Township Staduim and in Okigwe at this year’s Star Trek.

While many will say these towns are small, it’s amazing how much of Nigerian music they know and love.
At Ikom, it was an excited crowd that stood all through dancing and singing along with The Diamondz, Faze, Terry G, KC Presh and D’banj.


Maybe, the height of the night was when KC Presh got on stage with songs like Sio Nkpo, Sengemenge and Shokoribobo.
Or was it when Faze got on stage with songs like Tattoo girl, You need somebody, Faze alone that the crowd really had a taste of good music.

Just before Faze got on stage, a musician who many say has the swagger, Terry G, gave the music thirsty crowd a taste of his free madness.

Well, after Faze many thought the night was over but it was  shouts of joy that greeted the arrival of the koko master, D’banj. He was accompanied by Dr Sid and Ikechukwu who also gave the crowd some of their own tracks like Wind am well and Something about you.

Then it was time for the crowd to experience another kind of entertainment in the person of Mister Incredible (M.I).
He got the crowd on his side with the song Onotiele. It was while he was giving the crowd a taste of his music that a fan got on stage and hugged him screaming, “M.I, I love you” and he allowed her dance with him.

He ended his performance on a good note with the song Safe, which made the crowd ask for more.
Then came the turn of the headliner of the night, Wande Coal, who gave the crowd reasons to be happy that he was chosen as the headliner for the night.

His performance was impressive and left the music hungry students happy they made it to the concert.
However ,while those who have been in this music business for a while can be commended for giving good account of themselves, new entrants Jukebox also made a good impression.

Jukebox, winners of Star Quest 2010, started off with songs like Nigeria go survive, Omarichanwa where Poca Face (Joshua Itietie) gave a good rap that made the crowd fall in love with them all over again.

The Diamondz on the other hand got the crowd on their side with songs like Bo Shokoto, Rain rain go away, Pop Champaigne. They showed dexterity in the guitar when Ifiok Effanga got the crowd excited with the sounds coming from the stringed instrument.


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