By Kehinde Ajose
Woju singer, Kiss Daniel held his anticipated album launch concert tagged “New Era” last Sunday.
The 5- hour concert was held at the Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island Lagos. It was a night of great music, glamour and glitz. Though the event was slated for 7.00pm, but eventually kicked off around 10 pm. Most entertainment pundits thought Kiss Daniel was not big enough to staged a concert of that magnitude, but the youngster proved them wrong. The concert was hosted by ace broadcaster, Olisa Adibua who was on point with his baritone voice.
Upcoming acts like Pryse, Terry Apala and others opened the show while comedians like Seyi Law, Pencil, Kenny Blaq and Akpororo spiced it up with their own dose of humour.
The Kiss Daniel Moment
Kiss Daniel kicked off his performance with a dramatic entry. His dancers stepped on stage dressed in white shirts and an Ankara. Then a praise singer came on stage singing the praises of Kiss Daniel in the most engaging way. Kiss Daniel rendered his songs “Laye”, “Woju and Mama.” He looked stressed when he mounted the stage and his voice wasn’t clear enough to thrill the audience. Moments later, he got his groove back and became immersed in the performance.
The rave of the moment changed the rhythm of the show when he invited 9ice and 2face on stage. The crowd roared in excitement.Together they performed 9ice’s Afropop tune, Street credibility which got the audience dancing in nostalgia. Unfortunately, 9ice couldn’t keep up with the pace of the song because of his hoarse voice. He lost his melody. He had to stop the song halfway and prayed for Kiss Daniel.
Mizgold “show off” on red carpet
Ghanaian singer and TV presenter kept eyes glued on her for wearing a sexy outfit on the red carpet. Her outfit, a leopard patterned blouse and bum short got people talking, with an ample view of her “Assets”. Since then, her picture has been trending on the social media.
The top musical performances of the night
Ycee: When the Jagagban sensation, Ycee was mentioned as the next performer, you could see the excitement on the faces of the audience. His performance was simply magical, holding the audience spellbound with his charisma and dance steps. The ladies screamed, while some parts of the audience stood throughout his performance. His showmanship that night was impeccable.
Solidstar: He stole the heart of the audience with his infectious dancehall song,”Wait.” The likes of AY and 2face had to stand up to show off their Galala dance steps. At a point, he came down from the stage and bonded with the audience.
Tekno: Years back, the Triple MG artiste was nothing but a rookie singer finding his feet in the music industry. Judging from last Sunday’s performance, Tekno has mastered his craft and now comfortable with the crowd. When he proceeded to perform his hit song Duro, the crowd went wild with unlimited excitement screaming “Baby Duro”!
Reekado Banks: He whets the appetite of his fans by hopping into freestyle of Kiss Daniel’s latest song, Mama. He did it so well that a colleague said he has stolen the spotlight from Kiss Daniel. He proceeded to perform his highlife tune Oluwa ni. The young singer’s performance showed a side many hardly see: an ambitious performer determined to break barriers.
Emma Nyra: Former Triple MG artiste, Emma Nyra stepped on stage in a sexy outfit ready to take her fans to another level of ecstasy .She gave a sultry performance of her song For my matter.
Dremo and Mayorkun: The duo of Dremo and Mayorkun are the newly signed act on Davido’s HKN label.
Mayorkun got the crowd cheering with his splendid rendition of Eleko. He delivered his vocals convincingly. Dremo’s raspy voice did the trick as he got the audience dancing to his Afropop rap song. His delivery was powerful and got the crowd screaming in approval.