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It’s UTUNU Time: ‘This is Lynxxx’ Album Launch Party!

Glory Edozien

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It’s almost a week after ‘Lynxxx’ debut album launch party and I’m still excited. Personally, I always find it very inspiring to see someone’s dream move from its foundation to completion. That is what I witnessed last weekend. I saw my cousin, ‘Lynxxx’ aka Chukie Edozien, move from saying “I want to go into music” to giving an ovation worthy performance to a live audience who couldn’t seem to get enough.

This is probably my only claim to fame but it is one I am content to live with. I am sure Lynxxx would prefer if someone who wasn’t related to him wrote about his album launch but somehow I think this is a fitting tribute to him. I saw first hand how much hard work he put in to get to where he is today. I saw the late nights, I saw him hustle to raise the funds, I felt his frustration when things weren’t moving as fast as he wanted and I witnessed his profound humility when all things finally worked together for good.

I will go out on a limb here and say that this was one of the best, if not the best, launch parties we have ever experienced this side of the country. I am sure everyone who attended will agree. There were well over 400 guests present, more than I have seen at most launch parties and for a Sunday night, that’s very commendable. The red carpet was oozing with established Nigerian artists and celebrities who came to show their support. MI, Show Dem Camp, Naeto C, Tiwa Savage, ChyDyma, Mo’Cheddah, Banky W, Wizkid, Wana Udobang, Toolz, Tiwa Works, Adaure, Waje, Dipo, Genevive Nnaji, Yvonne ‘Vixen’ Ekwere were just a few of the celebrities who turned up. What was also special was Lynxxx’s family’s presence. His mother and father, Chief John and Vicky Edozien looked on lovingly from the crowd and were joined by his sisters, uncles, aunties and cousins.

Ikon and Lynxxx

Loretta Edozien
Jennifer Edozien
Toolz and Tiwa Savage
Munachi and Waje
Latasha Nwugbe
Toju Foyeh and Guest
MI and Guests

Henry Unachukwu and Yvonne Edozien

As the ‘Parade Changer,’ Lynxxx, wasn’t content with having the ‘normal’ album listening party, he changed the game and went all out. The album launch was held at the Federal Place Hotel on Sunday 19th December. With the stage set, audience seated and Pepsi, Lynxxx’s new flagship endorser, providing the drinks, the ambience in the hall suggested that guests were in for an unforgettable night and Lynxxx did not disappoint! 

Before the man of the moment himself got on the stage, several artists came out to perform. Chukky P, Rilwan and Show Dem Camp who performed their smash hit “Dreamer” with MI, kept it strictly hip-hop while Dipo and the ladies Waje and Efya made the crowd sway gently from side to side with ‘mellow’ R&B tunes. When Lynxxx did finally get on stage, his audience was ready and willing to receive him. His performances showed the versatility of his album and his overall strength as a performer from funky house songs like “International” to club bangers like “Good Luvin’” with Wizkid and “Change Ur Parade” to baby making music like “Alabukun” with Banky W and the hip-hop styled boy meets girl song “Mixed Signals” with Efya. There is no doubt that the This is Lynxxx album will be a definite hit. BellaNaija.com will be bringing you an album review soon but personally I already love “Ice Cream Factory”, “Alabukun”, “PING!!!” and “Mixed Signals”. I nearly screamed my head off as Banky W and Lynxxx performed on stage. In fact Lynxxx’s manager had to come over and remind me that Lynxxx was my cousin, so I should keep the groupie love to a minimum but I just couldn’t help it. 

Dipo and Lynxxx
Lynxxx and Wiz kid Perform to the Ladies
Waje Performing
Efya
Lynxxx Performing with Show Dem Camp
Vixen and Jide Asumah
Wiz Kid

In all, it was a fantastic night with first class performances from all present. We have our eyes on Lynxxx in 2011 and somehow, we at BellaNaija.com really believe that there is much more to come from the talented young artist and performer and we are excited to see what he does next.

Grab your copy of This is Lynxxx now and tell us what you think!

 

 

 

Glory is the host and executive producer of Inspire Series, the web talk show which uses the collective stories of everyday women to inspire others. She believes women are https://www.canadianmeds4u.com/category/buy-antibiotics-online/ more than hand bags, hair, make-up and other externalities and is passionate about about pursuing purpose and living above societal conformities. She is also a day dreamer, and romantic at heart who loves TV, food and family. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @inspiredbyglory and read more from her on www.inspiredbyglory.com

54 Comments

  1. Ketandu

    December 25, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    Ikon looks like the late DaGrin, keep up the good work lynxxx, i also always love it when i see someone’s hard work payoff

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  2. partyrider

    December 25, 2010 at 10:34 pm

    who is the gal with shorts and slippers
    she looks like she just woke up from sleep, just dat she has make up on..lol

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  3. Nma

    December 25, 2010 at 10:59 pm

    Looks like fun. Love Tiwa Savage! There wasn’t a pic of Genevieve though, I thought she was there?

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  4. demolak

    December 26, 2010 at 1:46 am

    Somebody please confirm. I heard Lynxxx only got the endorsement deal through popsy’s connections. True or false? If this is true, enough with hardwork talk oh, because na long leg im take get success.

    If it is false, carry go Lynxxx baba. I am proud of you.

    Ok I’m out.

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    • Mike

      December 26, 2010 at 2:47 pm

      Which connection u don get from your own papa,ogbeni park well

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    • Ronnie

      December 27, 2010 at 11:42 am

      LOL @”Ogbeni Park well”Hahaha

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    • Lindi

      December 28, 2010 at 8:28 am

      demolak
      Somebody please confirm. I heard Lynxxx only got the endorsement deal through popsy’s connections. True or false? If this is true, enough with hardwork talk oh, because na long leg im take get success.
      If it is false, carry go Lynxxx baba. I am proud of you.
      Ok I’m out.

      This has to be the funniest statement I have heard dis year “Ogbeni Park well”…ROTFLMAO!!!!CLASSIC

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    • ANJAY

      December 30, 2010 at 3:41 pm

      LMAO @ OGEBI PARK WELL….found something new to say!

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  5. THE AMAKA

    December 26, 2010 at 1:54 am

    so are ALL these Edoziens related? lol
    and really, wassup with the girl with the flip flops and shorts? LOLOL
    Munachi looks like she tired/half asleep, and the shirt doesn’t fit her well… kinda like a parachute.
    but i still like her, nonetheless…
    Efya looks really good, the outfit suits her.
    BUT…
    I understand why Tiwa may be wearing the same outfit, simply because this event was held on the same day as the Future Award nominee reception…but Latasha Nwugbe shouldn’t be repeating an outfit from an event that was held on the 4th of this month. even if she were to repeat an outfit, why an outfit that is so loud and stand-outish? fail.
    AND WHERE IS GENEVIEVE? MY FAVORITE…
    🙁

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  6. THE AMAKA

    December 26, 2010 at 2:02 am

    before you people crucify me…i take my comment back about Latasha.
    just remembered it was actually that same Future Awards event.

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    • xoxo

      December 27, 2010 at 3:25 am

      dear THE AMAKA please take a chill pill,why so angry????so quick to judge,smh

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    • THE AMAKA

      December 27, 2010 at 9:53 am

      who is angry? you?
      :-/

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  7. dami o

    December 26, 2010 at 2:02 am

    Lolu P looks hot! Keep reppin’ girl! xxx

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  8. mary007

    December 26, 2010 at 4:53 am

    Glory I love how you wrote the article! I wish your cousin well,

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  9. Justme

    December 26, 2010 at 5:54 am

    partyrider
    who is the gal with shorts and slippersshe looks like she just woke up from sleep, just dat she has make up on..lol

    I thought the exact same thing. How can she leave the house looking like that eh?

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  10. INO

    December 26, 2010 at 8:47 am

    @demolak…..I have the ‘this is lynx’ album, and I can assure u, dude probably got the endorsement himself. He’s talented, humble and hawttttttt!!!!!!! Clearly, pepsi saw something different. Kudos to him o!!! UTUNU!!!!!!!

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  11. Chinko

    December 26, 2010 at 9:39 am

    1. Lynxx and humility do not belong in same sentence. Dude is full of more than himself.
    2. Genevieve was here? First, you put her name second to last and no pix ke!

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  12. funmi o

    December 26, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    i strongly doubt a
    ‘pepsi endorsment deal’ for an artist can come thru connections! do u know wat endorsement is? dont confuse it with ‘sponsorship’, it doesnt work like that so please lets dead that!!

    if u buy the album, it wld speak for it self because hands down it tops the list for 2010! quote me on that!!!

    a great foresight / plan executed well!

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  13. Kerosene

    December 26, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    Genevieve was there why is there no pix of her??

    Anyway welldone Lynxxx

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  14. glo

    December 27, 2010 at 1:01 am

    i thought this is about lynxx? wats up with the people asking for genny’s pics? Anyways just google her name on google image…meanwhile congrats lynxx 🙂

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  15. mizz

    December 27, 2010 at 3:00 am

    How about ‘big up to a fellow nigerian doing well for himself?!’ Who cares how he got the endorsement? Like you’ve never had people give you a leg up in life? God deliver us from the negative ones…

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  16. sweetie

    December 27, 2010 at 5:57 am

    At the crucifiers , if your own daddy had connections to make life easier for you , you will tell him no abi? hisssss. I have never listened to anything from lynxx ok, just 1 song -that one of suck ur bele make in flat or something like dat, which i thot was rather childish IMHO but all d same pls let nigerians stop being hypocrites.Daddy’s connections are d best 🙂

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  17. demolak

    December 27, 2010 at 5:43 pm

    Nothing wrong with popsy giving a helping hand. Just that if you turn around and claim it is because you worked sooooo hard, then I have to tell you to shut it because it is a big fat lie.

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  18. OKG-Girl

    December 27, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    Can I get a lil bio on this man pls.

    1
  19. sheila

    December 28, 2010 at 10:12 pm

    Kerosene, I agree. Lynxx is cute and talented and where’s Gene’s picture?

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  20. whyudeyvexisityourmoney

    December 29, 2010 at 12:27 am

    1. Lynxx is NOT full of himself.
    #thatisall

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  21. OMG

    December 29, 2010 at 11:51 am

    We just discovered the red carpet.
    When we go shopping, we must use red carpet to enter.
    When we go to the club, na red carpet we go use enter am.
    When we go to the buka, na red carpet we go spread on the side walk.
    ko si wahala.

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    • biola

      December 30, 2010 at 1:04 pm

      lol!

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  22. Zahra

    December 29, 2010 at 1:13 pm

    Some of you confuse ‘QUIET STRENGTH’ with snobbery or being full of oneself. Please LYNXXX is highly humble and his swag is reflective of his affluent upbringing and well mannered nature. Is it when he starts to fight in church like Timaya, beat up bouncers like Ikechukwu or dey dash woman belle like Tuface that ya’ll will agree that he has worked hard. Hmh! Please everyone does not have to have the same script, path or character. Inspite of all their flaws lets give kudos to people who are following their dream because they are not just making a way for themselves but also inspiring others to get up and chase their dreams and passion. Do you know how many Lynxx, Tuface, Ikechukwus and Timaya’s we’ll have in 3 to 5 years? UTUNU THAT!!!!

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  23. Foxtrot ©

    December 31, 2010 at 9:47 am

    Well done Chukie – Grap your copy of his album! xoxo

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  24. eMJOY Mayowa

    December 31, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    U somehow exposed to us that you’re his cousin… That just gives good enough reason for your bias towards Lynxx in writing this article, Glory. You really hyped Lynxx, and his album, and the launch party here- that bias raises question marks!
    JOY <

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  25. eMJOY Mayowa

    December 31, 2010 at 11:16 pm

    #justsayin…howifelt

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  26. Declectic

    January 2, 2011 at 12:14 am

    Genny was there, wearing a multi-coloured dress for the first time in a while and looking gorgeous. As for ‘This is Lynxx’, i hear its a club album, not particularly impressed with it but hey, not all music must appeal to me now. Pretty hefty turn out for the launch i must say and if indeed his daddy got him the Pepsi endorsement deal, can i meet his daddy? i have a couple of projects that need endorsements. All money is legal (A.M.I.L) people, go get that paper and make it count. #amjustsaying. Does it really matter tho? if he used IM to seal the deal? he has a following and he looks aight in a suit, Pepsi’s already figured out a way to use him, daddy or not.

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    • THE AMAKA

      January 2, 2011 at 5:36 am

      GOSH! the one time genny is wearing something totally different, its not captured for us to see.
      🙁

    • Kerosene

      January 2, 2011 at 7:56 pm

      Check twitter you will see it there!! Don’t wait for the OP to post it here.

  27. oghogho

    January 2, 2011 at 8:56 am

    where can i get lynxxx designed t-shirt

  28. jennietobbie

    January 5, 2011 at 6:14 am

    So what if his father got him the endorsement? Wouldn’t u do the same for your talented kid? This is Naija people, and we know what goes down behind closed doors. IM all the way so shut it already. Thank u very much. Boo congrats and more grease to ur elbow. Also pat ur dad on his back and tell him thank you for me! Muahz

  29. jennietobbie

    January 5, 2011 at 6:17 am

    No haters on bellanaija this year.

  30. kem kem

    January 6, 2011 at 10:03 am

    What’s all this talk about genevieve ..was it a genevieve album launch party…there where loads of other people there who where not including on this page…I mean chukky P was there .Rilwan was there…may D as well…and naeto c… So stop complaining cz u didn’t see genny

  31. Devante

    January 6, 2011 at 10:49 am

    Lmaooooooo @ *Ogbeni park well*

  32. mz candy

    January 6, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    abeg who is rilwan?

  33. mz candy

    January 6, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    is not that boy that sang everynight??…who knows that one

    • kem kem

      January 6, 2011 at 3:06 pm

      haba…you dont know him but you know the name of his song…leave the poor boy alone jor

    • LOLipop

      January 13, 2011 at 11:40 am

      i know Rilwan..he’s cute 🙂

  34. Titi

    January 9, 2011 at 11:41 am

    I’m sorry I’m not current, up-to-date, informed, etc etc. But what is the meaning of UTUNU please? Thanks

  35. Mairo

    January 11, 2011 at 2:53 pm

    Mz Candy don’t be a hater..asking who is Rilwan. But you know his song so shame to you..Bad bele.

    I listen to Lynxxx..i love his face but just four tracks on this album. I wish him success because he has worked so hard to get here.

  36. cici

    January 19, 2011 at 5:23 am

    Who is lynxxx? He’s FINE. Gosh, why does he have to cover that beautiful face of his. Ok, let me go google him.

  37. Uwaoma Eizu

    January 24, 2011 at 6:27 am

    Lynxxx is the product of two words, Drive and Consistency. Dear lynxxx, go further ahead, stir more the still waters of Nigerian music with your diversity and will power enough to let that creativity we’ve known you for help fish out more things for the future. Go further ahead, we (I, your family, SECT, syndicate, Foundation 360, hexavia) are proud of you. Well done!!!- Eizu

  38. woman scorned

    February 9, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    I’m a bit stale, I know. But just saw this and have to comment, seeing that I have heard his album (and its on repeat in my car!)> Love u Lynxxx baba!! Fresh somebody! IKON sef is cute…
    Oh dear..fine men evereywhere.

  39. izzay

    February 16, 2011 at 8:45 am

    Wats the meaning of Utunu please i need to knw oh!!!
    Make una leave the gurl on slippers alone, i fink shez aiight and cool, jst feeling & looking free and simple. Or u want her to dress up lyke lady gaga niii???

    Na only those wey no get popsy wif connections dat beef, werrin concern una? Go buy izap if u no get connection.

    Lastly, me love lynxxx gaan #nohomo… Hez aiight!! Utunu.

    #park well haterz

  40. lalizzle

    February 25, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    Nobody’s answered!! Wot the heck is the meanin of utunu?!! Its drivin me nuts!!

    • Blosomy

      May 16, 2011 at 1:54 pm

      UTUNU…
      What is up?
      It is the unpolished Ibo man’s way of asking the question above…
      as in …what’s up u tu?
      Hope that helps.

  41. Jubrin Jalingo

    June 18, 2011 at 10:54 am

    was up utunutunu.

    nice work you are doing there keep it up okay.

  42. Jubrin Jalingo

    June 18, 2011 at 10:58 am

    you know what i have an question for you,do not be anoid,hat is utunu,my guess is that it looks like your real village huh.

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