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BN Red Carpet Fab: Asa Encore “Live In Lagos” Concert 2017

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In a graceful effort to deliver entertainment with class, the Asa Encore “Live in Lagos” Concert opened doors to fans of the artist who thronged into the ballroom of the Eko Hotel and Suites to experience a magical evening of unrivaled performance, as showcased by Asa. The show opened with renditions from Nonso, a finalist from the musical show “The Voice” sultry performances from soul artists Omolara, Lindsey, Funbi, and Aramide.

Acting as repeat host for the evening, multimedia personality Olisa Adibua introduced Asa to the delight of cheering fans as she started the evening with popular Yoruba laced folksong “Awe“, clearly a fan favourite as everyone got off their seats, whipped out mobile devices to capture the moments as they sang along.

Asa performed songs from her albums spanning through her 10 years music career as the audience echoed in sheer delight – “Satan be Gone“,  “Fire on the mountain“,  “The one who never comes“,  “Bibanke“,  “Why can’t we be” and a host of other numbers. She complimented the evening with memorable stories and events that shaped her and helped project her music career; a recap of the journey to getting signed for her first album many years ago when she moved back to France, her thoughts on the evolution of Nigerian music mentioning an experience with a cab driver’s inquiry of Davido in France, thoughts on alternative career paths besides music, a breeze through the crowd to share hugs and microphone moments with guests, and delightedly, a minute of tunes as she blew the trumpet.

Asa was accompanied by her band and serenaded by the Vesta Violins Ensemble/Chamber Orchestra, a 30-member international ensemble based in Lagos Nigeria. The Ensemble is Nigeria’s first independent chamber orchestra, founded in 2016 by a group of friends who saw the need to bring musicians together to play regularly and raise the quality and standard of classical music in Nigeria building a repertoire of both the classical and the contemporary. The Ensemble, led by violinist Rosalyn Aninyei, also features pianist, Ibukun Kafaru, Julius Amazon and Udeh Andrew Bloomfield on Cello, violinists Kemi Abiona-Asoh, Romanian Oana Craciunescu, Segun Adekunle and Olalekan Olutade Dele, guitarist Kuwait Saleh, Ogooluwa Sobukola a classical flute player, and a host of supporting musicians.

The event hosted an array of guests who took to social media to post their live experiences, getting the Asa Encore “Live in Lagos” concert to hit the number one spot on trends in Nigeria for the day.

See the red carpet moments below.

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Best Foot Forward

Tallulah Doherty

Kemi Lala Akindoju

Aramide

Eunice Omole

Jennifer Obayuwana

Vivian Oputa

Omalicha

Ayo van Elmar

Imanse

Omowunmi Akinnifesi

Mpho Laing

African Spice

Cobhams Asuquo

Chef Fregz

Steve Babaeko

Dotun Kayode

Ebuka Obi-Uchendu

Double Dose

Mo Abudu

Ewaoluwa Enah Itodo & Isaac Gerald

Angel Obasi & Ayo van Elmar

A Casual Approach

Funbi

Kelechi Amadi-Obi

Godwin Strings

Illrymz

Concert Ready 

Semi Dapper

Olisa Adibua

Jon Ogah

Asa’s Biggest Fan

Strike A Pose

Asa’s Cutest Fans

Squad

Photo Credit: Kola Oshalusi for Insigna Media

15 Comments

  1. xplorenollywood.com

    May 1, 2017 at 6:31 pm

    Omg BN! There’s a photo missing a leg oh! Too much photoshop right!

    • Amina

      May 1, 2017 at 7:48 pm

      It’s not Photoshop, she’s Adenike an oap on 99.3

  2. xplorenollywood.com

    May 1, 2017 at 6:33 pm

    If she’s handicap, my apologises.

    • Abi

      May 1, 2017 at 6:49 pm

      She is.
      Adenike Oyetunde…inspirational lady.

    • Fifi

      May 1, 2017 at 8:43 pm

      Wow i was thinking how did she balance thinking it was a yoga pose, amazing

  3. Concerned_Boyfriend

    May 1, 2017 at 7:20 pm

    Cobhams – That Sandal was not appropriate for this event. It’s high time we changed that unkempt look. as well, It has overstayed its 15 minutes of fame.

    Chef Fregz – It’s safe to say you’re getting high on your own supply. Let’s chill on the pounded yam before mama on your Dashiki pound you out of shape.

    Steve Babaeko – Can we leave the dread to BurnaBoy and the rastafarians ?. Thank you sir.

    Olisa Adibua – Wish you had an accomplice in your bid to bring back baggy jeans, unfortunately you’re eternally O.Y.O on this.

    • kodi

      May 1, 2017 at 7:34 pm

      Mocking a handicapped person isn’t cool in any way. Cobhams doesn’t have that much control over his looks.

    • funmilola

      May 1, 2017 at 10:11 pm

      Wow!
      critic of life!
      Clap for yourself????

  4. xplorenollywood.com

    May 1, 2017 at 7:41 pm

    My apologies again to Adenike!

  5. Cece

    May 1, 2017 at 8:12 pm

    I’m thinking Kelechi Amadi Obi waits for the camera and then thinks up the funniest joke he can remember just before a shot is taken. I have NEVER seen a picture of him without his signature laugh. It always seems he just heard a rib-cracking joke – in ALL his pictures. Quite corny.

  6. Tee

    May 2, 2017 at 1:23 am

    The last time I heard the word ‘handicap’ was in my secondary school days. In 2017, it’s all shades of wrong and dehumanizing.

    • Ada_ugo

      May 2, 2017 at 2:09 pm

      but fest ov all, why do you want to expose your boobies?
      ** walks off muttering under breath and wondering at shudren of today leaving nothing to the imaginashion**
      [ off instigator mode]

    • Brizola

      May 2, 2017 at 2:41 pm

      Why don’t you mind your business and focus on your sad life. Lick a bit of sugar.
      I saw these Jumpsuit at @experiencezazaii

  7. victor

    November 23, 2017 at 10:41 am

    MARTELL the are number ONE

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