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‘She took my hand and I cried all through’ – Waje Recounts Her Experience Meeting Lauryn Hill + First Photos





Last night was the Lauryn Hill Live in Lagos concert and it was held at Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island.

One of the most excited people to attend the event was music star Waje who happens to be a huge fan of Lauryn Hill. According to Waje, Lauryn Hill’s songs helped her learn how to sing so she was quite ecstatic to meet Lauryn Hill last night.

Waje Lauryn Hill

She shared her experience on Instagram saying:

Just before the show started a beautiful lady walked up to me telling me how much she loved my music, in her words “we’ve been playing you songs in philly ” , this sister sang the chorus of No Be You and I was blown away by her voice, soon I realized she was Lauryns backup singer. My life changed last night. I cried when Lauryn was performing and thinking, in my life time I see woman wey I use her songs learn work!!!!! She killed it! She gave me music life! So I got home and next thing my phone rings “waje Lauryn wants to meet u? I ran back like I was going to collect the certificate that validates the school of music life I have been in since, she took my hand and I cried all thru…… I’m so sure I embarrassed her but i had to tell her how grateful I am. Thank you Lauryn for music… Long story short, do your own with diligence and authenticity and you will save lives, inspire people to reach their goals as she inspired many singers and musicians. I’m so honored. Shout out to my sis @jbeautifull

The show was star studded and attended by Toolz, Fade Ogunro, Lamide Akintobi, Zainab Balogun, Victoria Kimani, Taje Prest, Zaina, Keturah King, Yvonne Ekwere, Moet Abebe, VJ Adams, Sasha and more.

The event started off a couple of hours late and was hosted by Steel and Vina as opposed to Basketmouth who was originally slated to direct the activities of the evening.

DJ of the night, DJ Jimmy Jatt was also absent.

The show however still received a lot of positive reviews.

See first photos below.

Lauryn Hill 1 Lauryn Hill 2 Lauryn Hill

VJ Adams

VJ Adams

Elma Godwin

Elma Godwin

Moet Abebe

Moet Abebe

Swanky Jerry

Swanky Jerry

Victoria Kimani

Victoria Kimani

Yvonne Ekwere & Keturah King

Yvonne Ekwere & Keturah King

Waje & Victoria Kimani

Waje & Victoria Kimani

Andrea Giaccaglia & Sika Osei

Andrea Giaccaglia & Sika Osei


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  1. Ojie

    August 31, 2015 at 3:22 pm

    Outstanding show!!! A master at work! Best night ever!


    August 31, 2015 at 3:27 pm

    Kudos to them! After the no show, it will be a relief if people turned up for the event (well from the no show of MC and DJ, maybe the only people that went own and run their own business). My feedback; the event should have held on a Friday or Saturday, Ms. Hill should have been made to arrive at least 5days early to have media rounds and get the hype up again.

  3. jay"s girl

    August 31, 2015 at 3:34 pm

    waje your feet tho in the first pic lol i still love you despite that

    • Damilola's

      August 31, 2015 at 8:04 pm

      Damn! You are detailed. I scrolled up to look, she committed a big feet crime. She should be arrested for that.

  4. Swank

    August 31, 2015 at 3:45 pm

    I just saw this show on a friends snapchat story and it looked extremely live! Lauryn really came to play, I could feel the energy and I wasn’t even there lol

  5. Tosin

    August 31, 2015 at 4:44 pm

    awwww, no be you talk say… (RIP Whitney, Waje #killed that performance.)
    i’m even giving myself one small part of the credit for being an a*hole critic 😀 see, when stuff is good, it is good. #bless

  6. koko

    September 1, 2015 at 1:44 am

    Love your dress Victoria!!! mmmmm

  7. EseOsagie

    September 1, 2015 at 9:09 am

    Is someones name really MOET … ah o ga o

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