It was a fun Easter for Awka residents as telecommunications giant, Globacom, had its debut edition of its Mega Music Nationwide held in Awka, Anambra State last Saturday.
The show which held at the Marble Arch Event Centre was compered by Nollywood actresses, Mercy Johnson Okojie and Ebube Nwagbo.
Opening the show was Di’ja, who, during her performance, introduced Thelma, an Igbo ethno-rapper, who also impressed the audience. Omawumi came next with the full ensemble of her band and performed her hit tracks including kokoma, What a Bang Bang, Bonsue, Somori and As I Dey.
Next was Runtown who took the tempo of the show higher as he performed his songs including Fijo Gbowo, Emergency, Bend Down Pause, Walahitalahi, Superwoma n and Mad Over You. He was followed by Yemi Alade, whose electrifying performances of her songs – No do me, Kom Kom, Kissing, Ferrari, Taking over me, Charlie, Tangerine and Pose caused much excitement. Timaya came on her heels immediately with his Dem Papa signature tune which dazzled the crowd further following with I concur, Overdose, Money no dey, closing with Won fe pami.
Closing the show was Olamide, who, for over 40 minutes, dished out some of his hit songs like Jeje lomo eko, Introduction, How are you, Oh baba, Alowo majaye, Don’t stop, Skekelobose shoki, Eledami and Omo abule sowo.
Nollywood legends such as Patience Ozokwor, aka Mama G, Richard Mofe-Damijo (RMD), and the lead character in the TV Series, Professor Johnbull, Kanayo O. Kanayo, also made celebrity appearances. RMD who stepped on stage to tell the crowd about Glo Café application also mimed Phyno’s ttrack, Fada Fada, simulating some dancing steps which sent the crowd into a frenzy.
The Secretary to Anambra State Government, SSG, Professor Solo Chukwulobelu; Managing Director of Operation Clean and Healthy Anambra (OCHA Brigade), Hon. Kenneth Okonkwo, and the MD/CEO of Anambra State Broadcasting Service (ABS), Nze Uche Nworah also graced the event.
Local artistes in Awka like Emiboizy, Titilaptop, Emkizzy, Tonero, Videch and Zyryes, also got a chance to showcase their talents to the delight of their fans. Two Glo subscribers, who previously competed in the online engagement activity vide hash tagged #glosings60seconds, Endless Pella Iyke and Chief Priest, employed the platform to demonstrate their talents.
The Glo Mega Music Nationwide Tour will berth in Owerri, Imo State, at the International Conference Centre on Saturday, April 22.
To attend the Owerri show or any other of the remaining 26 shows, organisers say subscribers are expected to recharge up to N2,000 within one month and text MUSIC and preferred location to short code 207, for example, “MUSIC Owerri’ to 207.