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STELLA MONYE JOINS KSA, EBENEZER OBEY IN LAGOS CONCERT

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Stella Monye
After a rather exciting outing at the Golden Tunes Awards for legendary musicians in Lagos, popular songbird Stella Monye dazzled fans again at the just concluded Felabration. The yearly Afrobeat gig tagged Felabration, organized in memory of the late Afrobeat king, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti also featured Afro Juju exponent, Sir Shina Peters.

The show, which held at the Afrika Shrine, Ikeja, saw the two musicians paying glowing tributes to Fela in a concert hosted by Femi Kuti, Fela's scion.

Penultimate week, Stella Monye who is now addressed as Her Excellency (H.E) dazzled a crowd of music lovers at the Golden Tunes concert organized by Evergreen Music Group headed by Mr Femi Esho. Monye had been invited for performance at the show, which was branded by the telecom giant, MTN. Stella's stint at the musical event was graced by notable showbiz buffs and dignitaries, including Chief Oprah Benson, the Yeye Oge of Lagos, Abba Folawiyo, among others.

Monye's performance of one of her popular numbers, Kilode, sent the Lagos City Hall aglow with other popular musicians in attendance. These include Evangelist Ebenezer Obey, Dr Victor Olaiya, Orlando Julius Ekemode, Prince David Bull, Chief Fatai Rolling Dollar and a handful of Ghanaian stars, all of who came to savour the show.

As if these were not enough, Stella is also expected to join her seniors in African music-King Sunny Ade and Evangelist Ebenezer Obey-in a commemorative concert aimed at celebrating Nigeria's 50th Independence on Sunday November 7. The musicians are billed to perform live in a concert billed for Lagos Expo Hall of Eko Hotel and Suites on Sunday November 7.

The show, which is being organized by the Azuka Jebose Molokwu-led GrandFaaji Concepts Limited will feature these two legends of Nigerian music as main stars with one band, while female vocalists and songbirds, Stella Monye and Nefretiti Aduni would perform as guest artistes.

Explaining their mission through the maiden concert tagged One Nite Stand, the duo of KSA and Obey said they intend to make Nigerians happy in this season of 50th Independence anniversary in addition to reviving and promoting Juju music among younger Nigerians. The two leading Juju singers said they have always been friends and brothers over the years, although many of their fans erroneously believe they were at loggerheads. The November 7 concert, according to them, would further nullify any feelings of animosity that the public may have perceived existed between them.