Vox Africa hit us with another live special with the stars performing at today’s free concert sponsored by GTBank.
DRBLasGidi, Dizzy, Lola Rae and Wande Coal all sat down with Factory78’s Adesope Olajide to talk about the concert taking place on Friday 15th November 2013 at the Indigo2.
DRBLasGidi spoke about their style, their sound, owning GTBank accounts and going back to Nigeria. Teezee, Fresh L and BOJ said fans can expect a lot of energy and crowd interaction at the concert.
When asked about going back to Nigeria, Boj said, “It’s a better platform, when you have your own people backing you it’s a great foundation. Whenever we go to Nigeria we know we are going home”.
Dizzy, who many may not know, is making a name for himself. Having dropped a new video this evening, he said that tomorrow is going to be a shutdown.
Wande Coal took his time to answer questions about the Don Jazzy feud, how he blew up and how he keeps his voice so spectacular to which he replied, “Vocal teachers teach me from time to time but I have to teach myself to.” When asked what fans can expect from his headlining performance he said, “I’m an entertainer, a good performer and here to let my fans in the UK know that black diamond is in the house.”
Adesope asked Wande Coal about his growth in the industry and the difference between the songs he sang at the start of his career and now. Wande said, “I do all types of music. I love doing hit songs it’s just my thing. I’m not saying I will stop that my ololufe side but I will let it rest for a whole because I want people to dance.”
The organisers of the concert, Sharon and Seun Balogun also took the time to explain the purpose of the free concert.
Seun explained that the GTcrea8 account is targeted at undergraduates and GTBank is trying to push it out to the diaspora and show 18-20 year olds that the Naira MasterCard can be used anywhere in the world and is a handy account for those interested in going back to Nigeria to establish a life there as well as those who want to live and travel back and forth from Nigeria and the diaspora.
The organisers also explained how the concert came about saying, ” We spoke to GTB about who they were trying to target and they wanted to do a show with just Wande Coal. We looked for super cool up and coming to artists. Lola Rae was second to come on board and and DRB and Dizzy joined the bill.”
They went on to say, “GTB is trying to keep the image and brand so that young people in the UK thinking of going back to Nigeria they would choose GTB as their bank of choice because of the easy accessibility to their cash worldwide.”
Lola Rae who was born and raised in Nigeria but now lives in the UK spoke about the pressure to put on a great performance.
“There are so many amazing females and it’s hard.” Says Lola, “Guys go on stage with a t-shirt and the girls go crazy but girls you have to give a performance. It’s pressure but it’s exposing Africa. What they get at a Beyoncé or Rihanna show they could get at the GTcrea8 show.”
When asked about how things have been during the organisation of the concert, Sharon of GTB said, “It’s been fun and all the artists have been lovely. As long as you have amazing artists people will have a good time and I think the show tomorrow will speak for itself.”
The show was ended with a performance by Dizzy VC of his hit single Jekin Jekin. Yvonne Nelson also appeared on the VOX Africa Special Show briefly to talk about her upcoming birthday party courtesy of COKOBAR events. You can check out exclusive picture of the Ghanian actress here.
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