With a saxophonist, a rapper and an iconic juju musician billed to thrill guests, the stage was set for the Glo Evergreen Series launch. The event had guests entertained as the performers mounted the stage one after the other giving great performances. The concert paraded the legend, Ebenezer Obey and the duo of talented M.I Abaga and Yemi Sax.
First to mount the stage was Chief Ebenezer Obey. He gave the audience the rare privilege of requesting for any of his favourite songs which he promptly rendered to their delight. Without betraying the slightest sign of old age, Obey took total control of the stage right from the first string of the guitar cord.
Yemi Sax, garbed in a white caftan was the next to thrill the audience with his dexterity on the saxophone. He reeled out tunes of the “old school” with the backing tracks by the D.J to the delight of the audience.
M.I was at his vintage best that night as he dished out hits of contemporary flavor. The concert audience, and a mixture of different generations, brought together by their love for music, danced and sang along with Mr Incredible who mesmerized all with his stagecraft.
The high point of the event was the collaboration by Chief Obey and the two younger artistes, M.I. and Yemi Sax whom Obey described as his children. The show was aptly anchored by Gbenga Adeyinka and Okey Bakassi and they made the evening even more fun as they laced the show with rib cracking jokes.
Chief Ebenezer Obey Fabiyi who got a standing ovation from the appreciative crowd, thanked Globacom for the great honour done to him by being the first Nigerian artiste to be featured on the Glo Evergreen Series platform. He commended the Chairman of Globacom for conferring the epithet of Great Commander on him. In the documentary screened at the event, the Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Raji Fashola commended Chief Fabiyi for his giant strides in the music industry. He said that he is a big fan of the juju maestro, and remarked that he uses Obey’s music and the philosophies espoused in his music to brush up his proficiency in the Yoruba language.
Globacom’s Head of Post Paid Sale, Kamaldeen Shonibare described the first Glo Evergreen Series as “a memorable night.” He described it as “a new concept from Globacom which serves the dual purpose of celebrating the icons of Nigerian and African music on the one hand, and our highly valued post-paid subscribers on the other hand.”