By Ayo Onikoyi
It was a tale of would-be-stars going toe-to-toe with the top billed artistes at Trans Amusement Park, Samonda, Ibadan as names like Chidinma, Wizkid, Pasuma, Wande Coal, Sound Sultan and May D were more than matched by Pepenazi, Sunkanmi, Young Grey C, Base One and Presh as they all delivered ground-thumping performances at the Star Music Trek #IbadanRocks concert on Saturday August 22nd.
DJ Nana, DJ Xclusive go head to head
The evening had kicked off with a crowd-pleaser as DJ Nana and DJ Xclusive faced off in a tune clash that kept the crowd moving as the venue filled up before Gbenga Adeyinka introduced a number of upcoming acts from Ibadan whom Star gave the rare opportunity to perform on the Star Music Trek stage as part of its commitment to giving Nigerian youths a platform to shine.
May D storms in on drift board
May D caused a huge stir at the Star Music Trek #IbadanRocks concert when he made his stage entrance atop a drift board.
A shocked cry of “Ooh!” went through more than 10,000 fans present at the concert sponsored by Star Lager as the hit-maker seemed to glide onto the stage without moving his feet before he stepped off the drift board and launched into his typically energetic performance.
Wizkid showers music fans with cash
Starboy Wizkid was at his best as he repeatedly showered the mammoth crowd with bundles of cash while performing his hit track “Show You The Money”.
The show, sponsored by leading beer Star Lager also featured performances by Chidinma, Presh, Sound Sultan, May D, Wande Coal, Pasuma, Young Grey C, Sunkanmi, Pepenazi, Base One, DJ Xclusive, DJ Nana and many others.
And the thrill continues
Sunkanmi did her ingle “For Body”. Base One who performed his popular single “Weyrey Re O”. Pepenazi was up next with his smash hit “Illegal”. He created a scene at the event as he threw his wristwatch, jewellery and face towel into the excited crowd while DJ Xclusive came onstage to record the entire scene and take selfies with his phone.
Young Grey C then stepped out for a performance of her breakout hit “Chukwuma”. ThenSTAR Quest co-winner Presh who delivered a 15 minute set to the delight of the nostalgic crowd.
With no warning, Chidinma was suddenly introduced to the stage and the noise level went up several notches as Miss Kedike rocked the crowd with her hits including “Kedike,” “Run Their Mouth,” “Oh Baby,” and “I’m In Love” before she signed out with the ever-popular “Emi Ni Baller”.
Unexpectedly, Wande Coal came up to do ‘Taboo,” “Been Long You Saw Me,” “Who Born The Maga,” and “Ashimapeyin.”
2Face, Yemi Alade, Burna Boy, others to dazzle Lagos in epic Star Music Trek 2015 finale
The 2015 Star Music Trek is coming to an end with a grand finale holding this Saturday August 29, 2015 in Lagos. Artistes who will perform at the mega-concert include global superstar 2Face, MAMA 2015 Best Female winner Yemi Alade, Burna Boy, Sound Sultan and Runtown.
Headliner 2Face, speaking about the upcoming concert remarked,
“This year’s Trek has been my favourite for many reasons. I went home to Makurdi and you saw the type of reception they gave me there. Everywhere I performed this year was just amazing and of course we all know Lagos is the entertainment capital of West Africa. This concert is going to be the best leg of Star Music Trek ever. My people notin’ dey happen!”
The concert, which will hold at at the Ifako Open Field, Ifako Gbagada will also feature performances by Seyi Shay, DJ Xclusive, Sean Tizzle, Joe El, DJ Big N, Lafup and MC Gbenga Adeyinka.