NITE BENUE SHUT DOWN FOR WANDE COAL, OMOTOLA, DJINEE, OTHERS
For the fun loving people of Benue State, there was no better way they could have celebrated the 50th independence anniversary of the nation other than congregate at the Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida Square in Makurdi, venue of the Naija at 50 show, for a night long of music and fanfare.
The event, which held Thursday, September 30, brought the crÃ¨me de la crÃ¨me of the entertainment industry to the acclaimed 'Food Basket' of the nation, and it was every inch a classy and memorable one.
Top stars like Wande Coal, Djinee, Omotola Jalade Ekehinde, Desmond Ellliot, Uche Jombo, J-Martins, I go Die, Monalisa Chinda, Zaaki Azzay, and Gordons were stunned as they beheld a huge crowd numbering over 40,000 that had turned out to welcome them.
Setting the tempo as to what to expect for the night was award-winning Djinee who sang out his heart to the audience that couldn't help but flow along with him. Love Idoko led Dream Pointers Ltd; the organizer of the show also gave room for budding stars like Mima, who took the stage next and sang to the delight of the audience. As an upcoming artiste, many would have thought that she would reduce the tempo of the fun-filled night but her electrifying performance got the audience asking for more.
After Mima, came the Nollywood stars Uche Jumbo and Monalisa Chinda. They interacted and got along so well with the audience that the barrier that normally comes in between celebrities and their fans seemed to be non-existent that night. In fact, A-list actress, Uche Jombo took it a notch higher when she danced to the delight of the crowd who wanted more from her.
Desmond Elliot, MC of the night, came up after the actresses to introduce J-Martins as the next artiste to mount the stage, and it was a great applause that heralded the entrance of the Oyoyo crooner. He did not disappoint his fans as he performed most of his songs which the audience sang along and danced to.
Just after J-Martins was Mo'hits star, Wande Coal. The mere mention of his name got the crowd wild with ecstasy. He performed some of his hits songs and got the crowd begging for more.
Following the success of the event, Dream Pointer has continued to prove itself as a major force to reckon with in event planning. The company, which also publishes one of the most popular journals in the North Central region, Motivation Magazine had hosted Democracy Day concert early this year, which was also a success story.