It was a night of regal performances as Juju maestro, King Sunny Ade (KSA), Koko Master D’banj and Sax Specialist, Yemi Sax thrilled Lagos socialites and other premium guests to a grand 7-star performance at the KSA edition of the Glo Evergreen Series on Friday at Intercontinental Hotel, Lagos in partnership with Guinness Nigeria Plc.
Combining his guitar dexterity with choreographed dance steps, KSA left every member of the audience cheering for more. The Glo Evergreen Series created by Globacom every year aims to treat its premium customers to quality entertainment from the best of Nigerian music legends and contemporary music stars.
This edition was anchored by comedian Gbenga Adeyinka who coupled his hosting skills with his more comedic side. The first act on stage was Yemi Sax and after him came the legend KSA. Taking his time, the Juju music king taught the guests a few dance steps before launching fully into his repertoire which had guests nodding.
He started with “Eku Ikale” a track which formally welcomed guests to the show before running through his popular numbers. Joined by sexy female dancers, KSA launched into a thanksgiving song, “Mafowo yin e logo,” in appreciation of God for his colourful career. After that rendition he switched to his next song, “Great to serve the Lord,” with himself and the rest of his ensemble giving a salute, before moving on to “I have a very big God.”
Talented saxophonist, Yemi Sax, picked up the show from where KSA stopped and he didn’t disappoint as he blew the saxophone and played soothing, classic oldies to the delight of guests as they were served dinner.
Even before he appeared, there were different chants of ‘Koko Master,’ ‘Entertainer,’ ‘Banga Lee,’ ushering D’banj in. Ever the showman, D’ banj flowed seamlessly into his performance with glitz and swagger, and some ‘kokolettes’ in the hall immediately joined him by swaying to hid groove. From “Olurun maje o” to “Suddenly,” and “Mobolowo won,’ which KSA joined him to perform up stage, he performed several of his hit tracks in quick succession.
When his time was drawing to an end and stage managers were signalling him to exit, D’banj asked for more by performing “Oliver Twist.”
King Sunny Ade got a befitting ovation from the appreciative crowd as he came back on stage to deliver more good music. The legend thanked Globacom for the great honour done to him by featuring him on the Glo Evergreen Series platform.
He commended the Chairman of Globacom, Dr. Mike Adenuga Jr for the recognition and honour done to him. While answering questions from journalists after the event, KSA described Globacom as “the greatest supporter of the Nigerian entertainment industry“. He noted that the Glo Evergreen Series will take African music to the greatest height.
In the documentary screened at the event, the Managing Director of Guinness, Seni Adetu commended King Sunny Ade for his outstanding contributions to the music industry and remarked that KSA remains an inspiration to millions of Nigerians. Ade Soyinka also described Sunny Ade as a musical icon worth celebrating.
“Glo is really Unlimited,” a guest, Lanre Buhari of MH Industries Limited commented. “From providing quality telecommunication services, they are also world class when it comes to staging shows. I was here for the Ebenezer Obey edition of the series, and I really enjoyed myself, but with this, I’m breathless” he added.