This week, the theme was “Fela“, all the contestants were set to perform 2 songs from the Afrobeat legend’s catalogue of hits.
Before the performances started, it was time for the elimination. The first contestant “saved” was Peace. We are guessing that she had the highest number of votes last week.
After Peace left the stage, the host, Olisa Adibua invited Da Brodas to join him on his left and then Casey to join him on his right. Boma was also invited to join him on his right and Rasine to join Casey on the left. Olisa then informed Casey and Rasine that they were ‘safe’, as they left the stage, Olisa swiftly announced that Boma had been eliminated from the competition. Boma thanked Africa for their support and left the stage to join the audience.
The special guest commentator of the week was Sound Sultan and he was there to watch as the Top 4 contestants performed songs by Fela. Check out the video of the elimination and all the performances below. Fela’s songs are really difficult to perform because there was such a high benchmark set by the legend! However, the contestants did quite well. Also, I wonder how Fela would feel about his music being performed on such a mainstream show especially with the message of many of the songs being somewhat anti-capitalist. We reckon he’ll appreciate it and be tickled by the irony. Internationally, many musical legends such as the Beatles and Elton John have their songs performed on reality music shows such as X Factor and American Idols. What do you think?
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Top 4 – 1st Performance: Peace – No ‘wahala’ as Peace takes on ‘Palaver’
Top 4 – 2nd Performance: Peace – ‘No wahala’ for Peace as she takes on ‘Suwegbe’
Top 4 – 1st Performance: Rasine – Rasine’s hoping to avoid the ‘sorrow and tears’ with her first Fela song
Top 4 – 2nd Performance: Rasine – Rasine dances her way through ‘Open and Close’
Top 4 – 1st Performance: Casey – First up for Casey, Fela’s ‘Gentleman’
Top 4 – 2nd Performance: Casey – After singing one for the gentleman, this is for the ladies!
Top 4 – 1st Performance: Da Brodas – Can the Akoh brothers handle Fela’s ‘Coffin for Head of State’?
Top 4 – 2nd Performance: Da Brodas – Da Brodas tackle the controversial ‘Authority Stealing’
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Da Brodas – 3
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Rasine – 9
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