From the Thisday Dome in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, the 2013 Glo ‘Slide and Bounce’ Musical Concert train involving iconic homegrown music sensations like P Square, Omawumi, Bez, Waje, Lynxx, Chee the Voice, Burna Boy, MI, Flavour and the legendary masked one, Lagbaja, will this Saturday at the Best Western Hotel, treat youths and the young at heart to delightful soulful tunes and their popular songs.
Witty Okey Bakassi would also be on hand to supply rib-cracking therapeutic jokes and wise cracks. Fun lovers in Edo State and environs interested in participating should do the needful by consuming the required Globacom credits.
Glo Divisional Director, North West, Mr. Olukemi Kaka, Glo Ambassador, WAJE and Naeto C at the Slide and Bounce Concert held in Abuja over the weekend
The concert promises to be an evening to remember as it would be replete with razzmatazz and ‘infortainmen’t hitherto unexperienced in Benin City in one fell swoop.
The Glo Slide and Bounce musical concert held in Abuja excited Abuja crème de la creme, including the Minister of Tourism, Culture and National Orientation, Chief Edem Duke. First to perform was Chee, the voice who looked resplendent in a white and black dress. Her soulful rendition of ‘Share a gift’ set the tone for the evening and the audience appreciated her.
Bez mounted the stage next with his guitar and jazzed up the night with brassy rock and roll tunes tinged with local flavours. The tempo was further raised when Lynxx climbed down from the stage to party with the audience. These acts were interspersed with sensational tunes from the turn tables of DJ Sprint and electrifying dance steps of Jimmy.
Ebelebe crooner Burna Boy rapped in Yoruba and the audience sang along with him and his performance heralded Waje who got people dancing with a rendition of the popular tune “One naira”. Next came delectable Omawumi in a shimmering mini silver dress. With hard-to-resist highlife tunes, Omawumi got the hall dancing. Next came Naeto C who really got the party on the way with his ‘ten over ten’ song and stage performance. PSquare took the concert to its apogee with their electrifying performance and Alingo dance.
The introduction of Jay Kolo who danced with them in the Unlimited commercial excited the crowd to no end. Severally, P Square sang songs to mourn their mother whom they recently lost to the cold hands of death. They gave a good account of themselves as they treated the ecstatic crowd to several of their popular songs like ‘E no easy’ and ‘Chop my money’.
Highly elated Honourable Minister of Tourism, Culture and National Orientation, Chief Edem Duke, could not hold his joy over Globacom’s contributions to the development of the Nigerian youth. In a short speech at the event, Chief Duke commended Globacom for identifying with the youth through many youth empowerment interventions, and encouraged other corporate organisations in the country to emulate the company.
He said his Ministry was in full support of Globacom youth initiatives like the Glo Soccer Academy, the X Factor as well as empowerment of iconic Nollywood stars and singers which handsomely reward excellence and hardwork.
Also speaking, Globacom’s Divisional Director, Abuja, Mr. Kemi Kaka, assured young Nigerians of many value-adding programmes and offerings that would support them to break all limits inhibiting them to be the best in their chosen field of human endeavour.
“The Slide and Bounce Tour is our thank you to the youths and a subtle campaign to encourage them to achieve their dreams by imbibing the can-do spirit which had enabled the iconic stars to break the shackles of poverty in a depressed economy like ours,” Mr. Kaka noted.
He disclosed that the ‘Slide and Bounce’ train would move to Benin this weekend and later Ibadan, Enugu, Port Harcourt, Calabar, Uyo and Lagos; adding that Nigerians would get the best in home-grown entertainment from celebrated Glo Ambassadors and Legends.
The Glo Slide & Bounce Tour which is put together by the second national carrier Globacom to celebrate and excite Nigerian youths parades iconic singers.
Peter and Paul of PSquare have assured youths in the Heart Beat of the nation and adjoining states of a rollicking time; while Naeto C, Waje,Omawumi, Chee the Voice, and Bez promised to make the day fun filled and one Benin City would never forget . The Glo Slide and Bounce Musical Tour which started last week in Abuja would move to Ibadan next weekend from where it would later stop at Enugu, Port Harcourt, Calabar, Uyo; while the grand finale would be held in Lagos on August 10, 2013. Keep sliding and bouncing!