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Day 3.. New World Nigeria Showcase

Monday, 30 July 2012

We did not get to stay to the end of the third day but this last day was the most  musically fulfilling. It included performances by Bez Idakula, Keziah Jones and King Sunny Ade. We came a little bit late (dragging our feet at Portobello Road market) so we missed part of Bez's performance. We managed to watch him perform 'That Stupid Song' (Linda posted the video some time ago, watch Here) and 'Super Sun' (watch live performance Here) both off his Album Super Sun.

Next up was Keziah Jones. It took about an hour (exaggerating a little bit) to set up the stage for his performance. We all started to get impatient but in the end it was the best performance of all. It was well planned, executed and very different. Linda was already familiar with some of his music but I was not, so I did not know what to expect. All in all we were blown away. Keziah Jones....where do I begin (He's the type of artiste you Google to find out more after a live performance)...His music which he calls 'Blue Funk' is a fusion between raw blues elements and hard, edgy funk rhythms was so unexpected. I was in awe of both his style of music and performance. All of the lights moved with the music and then he took off his shirt....(**swoon**, Randomly, he is a 44 year old, hot man) and started to move along with the music. He was an amazing way to end the 3 days. Sadly, we did not get to take pictures with him.We had to leave early and also missed the King Sunny Ade performance.

Bez



Keziah Jones Back drop (a little blurry)

Keziah Jones


He had this cool funky way of playing the guitar

and the shirt went off....


Linda, Bez and Alheri

Zel, Linda and Alheri


xx A. 

Only Love

Sunday, 29 July 2012

 Bluesy folksy song...Ben Howard...Only Love



Day 2.. New World Nigeria Showcase

Saturday, 28 July 2012

The second day of the show included performances by Wiz Boy, Waje, Tiwa Savage, M.I and King Sunny Ade. Before that night, I had little knowledge of Wiz Boy and Linda had none whatsoever, but he managed to get us on his fan team. Linda is now officially a major Wiz Boy fan. We sat with  Zel ( Mrs. Chocolate City)  and it was so funny and amazing how she knew the lyrics to all the Wiz Boy songs (which were Ibo and highlife-ish).

Linda and I loved every bit of it...watch this space for a post on him soon. Next was the talented Waje. I knew she could sing but I did not know that she could SING (live performances always prove if an artist can truly sing). She sang and we all got goosebumps...waiting for her album and her signing to an awesome record label (wink). Tiwa Savage joined Waje on stage as they sang a song to those they lost in the plane crash. Then Waje left and Tiwa performed her hits while dancing to 'The Azonto' (Slow Motion).

M.I was up next with an entertaining performance...(at this point me and most of the crowd got up). Highlight of the night was when he brought a fan on stage and he and Waje performed One naira to her..after which he gave her his watch. Finally, King Sunny Ade and his entire band came on stage and put out an entertaining performance. I was in awe of the back up singers/dancers..(I had to take a pic with my favorite whom reminds me of my Uncle Lawi..) Also, Wizboy and Weird Mc performed with the band and then KSA came back on stage to end the night.

Waje
Waje and Tiwa Savage
 Tiwa Savage
 MI
 Whether na one naira...whether na one Million..


 The KSA Band
 King Sunny Ade
 Wiz Boy
 Weird MC
Change of Clothes
Sexy twins...(they were amazing)
 

Waje and Alheri
Linda, Waje, Alheri
Me and him (I found him after the show..lol)
The Band
Abuchi a.k.a Don Boos Boos

Weird MC
Wiz Boy
Legendary King Sunny Ade

xx.A

Day 1... New World Nigeria Showcase

Thursday, 26 July 2012

In the last post we talked about attending a few shows at the New World Nigeria Showcase at Stratford in London. Well we did and we had a swell time. This trip to London was amazing...Stratford was so full of the Olympic spirit..there were lots of people around and everyone seemed to be happy. Linda and I decided we were gonna get the best of this trip and we did. The first day of the show was Wande Coal and the CHOC BOIZ. It was hosted by our very own Segun Arinze. We have few pics of the actual show due to confused prohibition by security (then they let us take pics the next day...smh).

Wande Coal came on first performing both old and new hits...then Brymo came up next....performing Shawty, Good Morning and Ara. Next was Jesse Jagz...He performed and I (Alheri) performed along with him in the crowd (lol ..as I knew every song word for word). Jagz has not been on stage in a while so I was very excited and ecstatic and his performance was mind blowing. Highlight was when he took of his hoody revealing a red mohawk...(*sigh*). Next up was Ice Prince performing selected songs from his album. Lastly, M.I joined the rest of the CHOC BOIZ on stage to perform Nobody Test Me, Represent, Thank You and finally Oleku with Jagz on the drums and M.I on the piano. All in all....was an awesome performance.

W..Ceezzyy...U know its Mo heeezzy..

Vikki!!!!

Zel, (Mrs. CC), Vikki and Alheri

Brymo and Alheri

The kiss...lol

Linda and Brymo

M.I.

Mr and Mrs. Jesse Abaga

Choc Boss Snr

Zel, Audu, Linda, Vikki

Linda....(*wink*)

Vikki, Linda, Alheri

Urban Outfitters...



Guess who we stumbled on...

Linda and Ice Prince


xx.A

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