STAR TREK JOURNEY ENDS
At last, the Star Trek journey, sponsored by Star Lager, has ended, but not without the train stopping over at Enugu and Markurdi, last weekend.
It was just whoa! It was as if the best was saved for the last. When the train got to Enugu, it caused serious vibration in the Coal City.
Even as the heavens opened and the rains came down in torrents, fun lovers stormed the Presidential Hotel where the concert took place to partake of the fun.
The musicians on parade shone like stars. From the moment Abagana, the comedian and compere for the, night stepped on the stage with his wisecracks, to the last musician, there was clearly no dull moment, as they turned the wet lawn to a dancing floor.
As it was in the eight other towns where the concert had held earlier, up and coming musicians were given an opportunity to showcase their talents. After them came Shyne band, the second runner up at the 2007 Star Quest who were a revelation with their impressive performance. They thrilled the audience with their music.
Having witnessed the huge applause accorded Shyne band, it was only natural that Jewels band, winners of the music talents hunt programme held earlier in the year, would step up the tempo. They did just that when they came on stage with their yet to be released hit single. Having listened to the beginners, the crowd could not wait for the real stars to entertain them. There was Davina, who played Do Something; Mumagee, the Nubian queen who surprisingly, appeared on stage without her usual fire dancers; P-Square and Daddy Showkey who brought the show to a close at about 6:30am.The real attraction of the night were the P-Square twins, Peter and Paul. Their powerful dance steps ,combined with a good rendition of their popular songs endeared them to the enthusiastic crowd.
The following day, the train moved to Markudi.
The story was no different as Nigerian musicians still showed the stuff they were made off.
The MC for the night was Gbenga Adeyinka. He held the huge crowd spell bound with his jokes, setting the tone for the first act of the night. A parade of local talents who performed thereafter was a delight to watch as they dished out songs that would make the established stars green with envy.
The most popular performers for the night were perhaps D'Banj and Tony Tetuila. Tetuila was his old ebullient self when he dished out his popular tracks My Car and I'm in Love With Two Women.
In all the 10 cities the train visited, the audience had a great time. The musicians shone like stars and many people look forward to the next edition of Star Trek.