‘I couldn’t have asked for a better debut concert experience’- A’rese
By Benjamin Njoku
But it was vocalist and winner of The Voice Nigeria, A'rese who opened the night show with her vocal dexterity, signaling what the night was all about – 'A Night at the Kazbah' – more than just music. A'rese was in her element in what was in fact her very first live performance as a solo artist. A’rese
She thrilled the crowd, opening the show with a beautiful rendition of Fela Kuti's Palavar. She then went on to perform original songs from her repertoire with the crowd cheering and dancing along. Her highlight was a soulful rendition of Alexandra Burke's Hallelujah, a performance that showed just how talented and versatile A'rese is as an artist.
It's a cultural exploration designed to bring good Nigerian, African and World music to the forefront of our consciousness and promote indigenous artistry. The rising act who was in her first major performance exclaimed, “I couldn't have asked for a better debut concert experience. It was an honour and a privilege to open for Mi Casa and Jonathan Butler. I was inspired watching them perform.” Presented by Smooth98.1Fm, this year's “A Night at the Kazbah” was a huge success just as those who graced the show would not forget it in a hurry.