The night show started off with the Nigeria Diasporama all star band, featuring Asa, Dele Sosimi, Tony Allen and 14 others performing – still thinking of a word to qualify these fantastic Nigerian artists.
Thereafter the main headliner for the night’s show SEUN KUTI and the Egypt 80 band stormed the stage and it was like the roof was on fire, trust me the show was fantastic all his fans stood up almost at the same time to dance along, but for health and safety reasons as well as considering the fact that the Theatre Royal was built for the staid victorian times,very old fashioned and restricted and obviously not for the vibrant, passionate music and people of Nigeria and Africa in General.
Seun who felt his fans were more important to him, decided he would put a stop to the performance, he felt they had the right to dance while he was performing , in his words “Its a concert” and guess what? seun actually stopped performing and that was the end of the show in Stratford, London.
But then again it was GRAND. This show was put together by the BANK OF INDUSTRY, and the Mc of the night is the renowned Nollywood actor from Nigeria, SEGUN ARINZE.
Seun Kuti’s performance is part of an exciting project organised by 30 Nigeria House in collaboration with Theatre Royal Stratford East, and a series of public concerts featuring top Nigerian performers. The project is part of the London 2012 Festival, the spectacular 12-week nationwide celebration would be running from 21 June until 9 September 2012 bringing together leading artists from across the world with the very best from the UK.
Some of Nigeria’s most acclaimed musicians will be performing – King Sunny Ade, Seun Kuti, Asa, Wande Cole, Tiwa Savage and the Choc Boiz. The opening concert was launched on Saturday 21 July featuring Wizboyy, Waje and Tuface.
Source: Theodora pr, media & Consultancy.