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Guinness is 250 – Arthur Guinness Day Celebration Rocks Nigeria!



Guinness 250 Concert Bella Naija147The news is all over town that Thursday September 24 2009 Arthur Guinness Day Celebrations was indeed a remarkable moment for all friends and adorers of Guinness Worldwide.

This day marked the celebration of 250 remarkable years of GUINNESS Greatness.

Guinness® as part of the on-going Celebration of 250 Remarkable years had on Arthur Guinness Day invited all GUINNESS adorers across Nigeria and around the globe to Raise a Glass to Arthur in recognition of the remarkable heritage of this iconic brand.

In Lagos-Nigeria, the line up of international artistes that thrilled millions of adorers of Guinness was led by multi- award winning international Hip-hop artiste and Dutty-rock King Sean Paul, The Jamaican musical acts joined the lineup of Naija’s hottest music talent that performed live as part of the Guinness Worldwide 250 Celebration as he showcased tracks from his new album, Imperial Blaze, as well as much loved favorite hits such as “Gimme The Light”, “Get Busy” and “We Be Burning”.

He joined on stage, the best of Nigerian music acts such as the Koko Master, D’banj, the dynamic duo of P Square, Multiple award winner-Tuface, Singing sensation Wande Coal, Master lyricist M.I and Africa’s No1. Dj.Jimmy Jatt
Guinness 250 Concert Bella Naija073Guinness 250 Concert Bella Naija027The concert is one of the most exciting events experienced in a while, so all roads led to the Ocean View Gardens Victoria Island on Thursday 24th of September 2009 when the gates opened for the concert at 6pm.

The Marketing Director of Guinness Simon Breckon at the well attended Guinness 250 celebration Press conference held recently mentioned that “it is a truly worldwide celebration due to the fact that the Arthur Guinness Day celebration’s musical performances by these leading A-list artists will be broadcast live on TV, in bars in Nigeria and around the world”. This broadcast brought millions of GUINNESS adorers together in the celebration of 250 remarkable years of Guinness Greatness.

Other artists that took part in the global celebrations include the Black Eyed Peas on stage in Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia while others including Estelle, Kasabien, Kelly Rowland and Soul II Soul held sway on stage in Dublin Ireland.

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It was certainly exciting to see all present at the celebration Raised a Glass of GUINNESS and showed their support for the celebrations as millions of consumers around the world united in the toast to the Greatness of Guinness and Guinness drinkers.

For an in-depth account of the concert, check out James Silas’ article on the concert via Vanguard – HERE

Also read Tosyn Bucknor’s ‘Did P-Square Pull A kanye?’ piece via facebook – HERE

Celebs spotted @ Guinness 250 concert

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The Guinness 250 Concert album

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  1. Bukky

    September 28, 2009 at 12:00 am

    BN Team, u need to give us the gist about them not letting Tubaba perform because of Sean Paul and the part where psquare vexed

  2. Bukky

    September 28, 2009 at 12:06 am

    this Elfreda chic is still wearing crap

  3. KK

    September 28, 2009 at 1:49 am

    what is too short about that comment?
    Wande, i beg go gym.
    this is no evidence of good living.
    Denrele!!! Denrele!!! Denrele!!!
    how many times did i call you?

  4. Sixtus

    September 28, 2009 at 5:37 am

    I heard it was abit boring bcos of d rift dat went btw p square nd d organisers. They were suppose 2 perform alongside 2face bt d organizers misbehavd n psquare went wild on stage. Trust us 9ja, they were all shoutin 2face, 2face, 2face. U can check for more info on this.

  5. modupe

    September 28, 2009 at 10:21 am

    jhezzzz.luk at wande coal nd d banj…..dey r soooooooooooo ugly…..abeg wande go loose weight….aw psquare i lv dem …xx

  6. Evans

    September 28, 2009 at 2:43 pm

    At 9:32pm DJ Jimmy Jatt took over again before Basket returned to usher in the dynamic duo of Peter and Paul a.k.a P-Square. The twins were on point with energy as usual taking fans back to the remix and original versions of “Busy Body” and “I Love you” off their new album – Danger. At 9:58pm, words were whispered to them to leave the stage for a reason (unknown at that point in time).

    The info apparently stirred up aggression as Peter immediately said “I don’t know why, anytime a foreign artiste comes to Nigeria, they (show organizers) wanna treat us like slaves in our country”. They continued with “Roll It” but angrily stormed out of the stage saying, “We are leaving; they don’t want Tuface to come on stage”.

    This action infuriated the eager crowd who were already tuned in to a performance that was meant to be a jump off! They started throwing empty cans of beer and plastic bottles at the stage as they protested chanting Tuface” – “2_Baba”. Basket Mouth’s attempt to calm the restive crowd at 10pm was replied with several cans of stout and water. Ten minutes later, Jimmy Jatt stepped out with Basket, explaining that –

    “According to the production plan, the live broadcast was planned to have Sean Paul perform at the time PSquare was asked to leave. They needed to show the reggae star to the waiting viewers across the globe so as to balance the simultaneous transmission of the concert across specified countries” – Even with this explanation, the crowd proved that they had not ran out of empty cans as they threw more at them. Jimmy also tried to bring Tuface on stage to help calm the tension, but to no avail.

    The stage was empty and the concert devoid of any activity for about 30 minutes before Jimmy turned up the speakers with Tuface’s “One Love” followed by Bob Marley’s “One Love” and continued with other mind captivating songs for over 30 minutes to ease the angry fans. This move was a step to the solution as Basket returned at 11:04pm to call back P_Square alongside Tuface.

    The crowd screamed at the top of their voice as the twin returned with Tuface to perform “Possible” another song, off the ‘Danger’ album. After the collabo, Sound Sultan joined the trio at 11:11pm to perform “Enter The Place” with Tuface who then performed “One Love” to the loud response of the crowd. PSquare took over again apologizing for the mix up assuring peace and at the same time warning that a reoccurring incidence will only warrant “Danger – Wahala Dey” as Kaha and UK based, Alaye joined them to close their performance.

    On their way out, they introduced Sean Paul who came in at exactly 11:20pm amidst applauds and love from the (now happy) fans.

  7. jennietobbie

    September 28, 2009 at 10:41 pm

    hahahaha @ Denrele….ugly thang

  8. Ginger

    September 28, 2009 at 11:25 pm

    Umm… Where is D’banj’s kokolette?Lol. I thought one of the perks of that “position” was to accompany him to events and be there with him and all… Or I’m I wrong? lol

    No seriously, I want to know…

  9. 2 gems (Dith)

    September 28, 2009 at 11:26 pm

    BTW Munachi’s haircut is actually cute.

  10. j3nif4

    September 28, 2009 at 11:56 pm

    i don’t get? so munachi is now a presenter or wha?

  11. Tunde

    September 29, 2009 at 1:20 am

    How can anyone in his/her right senses say the Dbanj is ugly. Dbanj? The Sexiest Naija act alive, equal every record set Dare in term of fashion. If you were dump by any of the Mo-Hit Crew don’t take it out on my D’banj abeg. Life in itself is not fair. Move on!

  12. Nneka

    September 29, 2009 at 1:25 am

    I think he was scared Rita wld win so scrapped that part of the

  13. Evans

    September 29, 2009 at 2:34 am

    This is what Jude Engees Okoye had to say on the Issue “Was expecting anyone making comments here to mention being bk stage and knowing EXACTLY what went wrong. Aside the stage managrs not allowing 2face to perform atall bcos sean paul needs to b on stage in 30mnts, psquare got on stage aftr agreeing to share there own 30mnts wt 2face only for the stage manager to come and ask the sound engineers … Read morestanding next to me to cut the sound to end the performance that sean paul is threatening to leav if he doesnt get on stage. Paul of psquare saw me in a hot aguement wt the south african stage manager whos now at the mixer cutting off all mic power and sound…..Paul did what he felt was right, it was better they left than letting them cut shot their performance while on stage. and like u all know, everyones got their own opinions, and just like the a*****e….its always full of s**t!”

    “I dont know every other artistes time code. sean paul was to close the event thats why they decided to erase 2faces time, meaning that if sean paul leaves the stage, the event wld be over. emerging how many pple that had seen him on tv or heard him on radio announcing he’s performing live that day. If that was allowed, trust me, fans and the media… Read more wld surely blame 2face for promising and failing without knowing what really happened, while the rest artiste wld go home wth all praises of having a great show. PSquare chose to leave the stage than wait to be embarrassed by being cutting off.”

  14. Obi-talker

    September 29, 2009 at 3:20 am

    Chairman this is some really serious info you are giving us here. you sound like you were a journalist assigned to cover this particular show.

  15. Bukky

    September 29, 2009 at 3:36 am

    Yeah right they wanted to transmit if so they could watch it globally!!!if thats the case why didnt guiness plan it from the beginning not during the show

  16. africanqueen

    September 29, 2009 at 7:52 am


  17. africanqueen

    September 29, 2009 at 7:55 am

    wat in God’s name was that girl at the end wearing mehn am not there but i feel the heat, the color combination , where are the fashion police when u need them????????///

  18. Evans

    September 29, 2009 at 9:18 am

    I had to get as much information as possible so that we don’t judge blindly.

  19. $poh

    September 29, 2009 at 9:18 am

    evans, i hope you are a journalist o because that’s exactly what happened. I was there too, but since bella din’t put up that part, you should have just let it go! haba!

  20. Dj Q

    September 29, 2009 at 6:47 pm

    you wont want to fault anything nigerian, as for me, to hell with all the ill warranted braggadocio displayed by all these foreign artistes. What do they take us for?

  21. KK

    September 30, 2009 at 1:39 am

    i am no fan of the Okoye dislike for them is well recorded but on this issue, i doff my heart for them.
    Despite my feelings about them, i will not support Nigerian artistes and stars in our own litle way, being disrespected and treated like non entities in our own country.
    Who the heck is Sean Paul?
    was it p2 or tuface fault that the time schedule was not followed?Next time such repeats itself, p2 should carry the mic and speakers home, if possible.they have my support on that.some times a little militancy will help restore order.

  22. niyi

    September 30, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    @ Tunde, I hope you are a girl, calling Dbanj The sexiest Naija act alive. lol!

  23. michael

    September 30, 2009 at 8:02 pm

    thumbs up p-square!………………….nuf respect to tu baba

  24. Nma

    September 30, 2009 at 10:24 pm

    lollll….danlere is taking this his “different” dresses way too far… in, rubbing charcoal on his face and carrying mounds of weavon enoff to supply a whole village?!

    BTW, wht is ur qualms with the Okoye boys??

  25. Nma

    September 30, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    i meant “dressing”

  26. silva

    September 30, 2009 at 11:00 pm

    loooool! Am sick of dis Denrele dude, seriously. he just looks like a character 4rm a horror movie…

  27. Victor

    October 1, 2009 at 1:52 am

    Paul actually threw the mic @ me unknowingly after he was upset with the news of 2face not performing nd dem going off stage. I picked it up and Gingered 2 dat 2baba must perform by shouting on d mic. We love him more than any other. it was cool later on. VI

  28. Amebo

    October 10, 2009 at 1:47 am

    Ewww!!!… wande coal seems lyk a dirty boy …& for d record he should loose weight abeg and learn how to be fashionable/// very unattractive… and prince WTF!!! with the hairstyle … munachi looks great … and is dat not psquare baby momma giving the peace sign with red nail polish close to munachi picture??? Hahaha BASKETMOUTH!!! My bestie… lol…U gat to love Naija 4 real!!!

  29. precious

    December 30, 2009 at 12:34 pm

    pls i ve neva seen anything sexy about d’banj.wats all d sexy rubbish for.he’s a very ugly man.period

  30. trish brown

    March 6, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    i just love that guy called kaha

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