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SONGSPLASH '08: GONGO ASO AS 9ICE, RUGGEDMAN STORM IBADAN

By Tade Makinde
9ice and Rugged Man
9ice and Rugged Man

THE first-ever Song Splash by Sigma Club, the organiser of the popular Havana, will take place at Cottons Club in Ibadan April 17, 2008.

Planned to be a pre-revival of sort for theHavana show, which last held 10 years ago, Sigma Club members are determined to resurrect the popular campus show, and “staging the Sigma Song Splash is an ideal way of doing so,” expressed Oladimeji Oladipo, Sigma Chief.

For the pre-Havana event, two HHWMA winners, 9ice and Ruggedman, are billed to partake in the event. In a brief chat with 9ice who happened to be in Abuja when RMT called him, the “Revelation Artist of the Year” says he always gets excited performing in the Oluyole city.

“I heard a lot of stuff was said about the last show I had in Ibadan, but nothing can be father from the truth as I always enjoy performing in Ibadan. You can be sure I'll be in Ibadan once Sigma Club fulfills all necessary obligations,” the Gongo Aso rave adds.

Sigma, founded in 1950, has partnered G'ENNIE Leisure in ensuring the Songsplash successfully holds. Ms. Onokemi Onosoji, a spokeswoman of the entertainment outfit, described as “thrilling” the opportunity to collaborate with the oldest philanthropic club in Nigeria's premier varsity.

“I didn't go to U.I, but I never missed Havana in my days at the then University of Ife. Now that Sigmites have agreed to resurrect Havana, it's a pleasure to be part of the test-running party that'll hold April 17,” she admits.

“Though the Havana is bigger than the newly introduced Songsplash, both events will continue to be avenues for Sigma to carry out its philanthropic works,” assured Dipo.

"Once the event is held that day, it will become an annual event, like the Havana,” he added. The Songsplash will be held every second semester, while the Havana will hold the first semesters.

The event will start 10 p.m and attracts N1,000 for regular night-crawlers, while VIPs will pay N2,000 each. Also, trendy ladies who gets to Cotton Club before 11 p.m are assured of free entry to the show.