…performs at Night of A Thousand Laughs Xtra
By BENJAMIN NJOKU
Hip-hop sensation, Leo’nel, son of Nollywood veteran actor, Zack Orji began his journey into the nation’s music scene penultimate Sunday when he was unveiled to the media and music promotes amid pomp.
Held at the celebrity hangout, O’jez Restaurant, Surulere, Lagos , the event almost become a full concert at the end of the day with lots of music and comedy from fellow artistes that came to show their young colleague some love. The compere of the evening Nollywood star Charles Inojie was at his best dishing out jokes that sent the crowd reeling with laughter at regular intervals.
Francis Sky set the mood for the night with his performance. He took the quality crowd to a height and left them yearning for more.
SK Rootman, Greece based Nigerian ragga star who is in the country on holiday and also to promote his ‘I Don Mad’ single among other tracks did not disappoint the audience. His unique style of reggae music sent a good feeling down the spine of many as they watched with rapt attention throughout his performance.
His second coming with Baby Joor was even more compelling. “I am ready for the industry, today marks the beginning of my journey into the world as a singer and I promise Nigerians that I won’t disappoint them as this is a vision I have had all my life. I just had to wait till I was done with my first degree and then begin to pursue my vision,” he said.
Leo’l first acid test would be on October 1, on the stage of Nigeria ’s premier comedy show, Nite of a Thousand Laughs Xtra where his billed to perform as one of the latest music sensations.
“You have all seen what I am capable of, and this evening is just a media event. I have been on a fairly big stage in the UK before now but Nite of A Thousand Laughs Xtra stage will be the first big stage I will climb in my professional career and I am truly grateful to Opa Williams for giving me this opportunity. I am quite aware that many comedians and singers cut their teeth on the stage of Opa Williams all time popular show and became popular thereafter, my case won’t be different, I can assure you all. So I am looking forward to October 1 with great expectations,” the University of Bradford, United Kingdom Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies/Television graduate submitted.