By Tofarati Ige
Thousands of Lagosians thronged the Pepsi co-sponsored One Lagos Fiesta at several centres in Lagos to bid farewell to 2015, and welcome 2016 with joy and expectations.
The massive crowd that thronged the venue were excited as their favourite artistes held them spellbound with mesmerising performances.
The one week event which climaxed on the eve of the New Year had Pepsi music ambassadors Wizkid and Tiwa Savage leading the pack of established artistes to thrill the audience who savoured the occasion. Tiwa who was part of the Marvins crew sang from her rich repertoire including ‘Eminado’ and ‘Girlie-o’, her duet with Patoranking which had the crowd singing along. Wizkid who wore wine Safari attire came on stage waving the ‘One Lagos Fiesta’ flag before setting the stage on fire with his popular song ‘Surulere’, which he called the “new national anthem.”
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode who sat close to the stage danced all through the night. The governor thanked Pepsi and other sponsors who have over the years kept Lagosians happy and expectant of a better future with platforms such as One Lagos Fiesta.
Ambode, however, promised a better Lagos in 2016 with the cooperation of every Lagosian especially corporate citizens like Pepsi and the other sponsors who have been engaging the youths in constructive activities.
Brand Manager, Seven-up Bottling Company Plc, Mr. Segun Ogunleye said: “Pepsi celebrates the Nigerian youth and supports their passion points such as music and football. Other artistes that performed were R&B crooner Darey, rap icon Olamide, Timaya, Waje, Simi, Nomoreloss, Sasha, Sexy Steal, DJ Cuppy, Don Jazzy and the Mavins: Dr. Sid, Tiwa Savage, Dija, Korede Bello, Reekado Banks, D’Prince and Chocolate City’s crew with Ice Prince and Jessy Jags.
Gbenga Adeyinka The 1st, the host of the event cracked ribs with AY chipping in a joke or two that made the audience go wild in laughter.