The concert of the year took place on Thursday 23rd October 2014 at London’s Indigo2 in North Greenwich. The Mavin All Stars (D’prince couldn’t make it) took to the stage for their highly anticipated show.
Despite a few minor glitches and mixed emotions from the crowd throughout the show, the all star crew still managed to pull together an electrifying show. Everything from the stage set up to the lighting and the non – stop flow of hits all worked together to keep the crowd’s eyes glued to the stage.
The show was hosted by ‘Don’t Jealous Me’ who did a good job of trying to keep a half dead crowd entertained. The show that was put together by Akinlolu Jekins, ASMG & Mr White Ent and project managed by Michael Tubes Creations took it’s time to fly off the ground. Once the opening acts (which included Tillaman) were done, Mavin Queen Tiwa Savage hit the stage first to get the show on the road. Tiwa sang and danced her heart out as the audience sang ans danced along with her. She then introduced DR. SID to the stage with a fabulous rendition of Dr. Dre’s ‘I Need A Doctor’ that had the crowd mesmerised.
Once Dr.Sid hit the stage, it was as if he was determined to leave the crowd wanting more. Every song he performed was a remix that felt specially put together for the London crowd to enjoy. He really surprised the crowd with his amazing energy and infectious music that had everyone from the floor to the balcony rocking their body.
Dr.Sid ended his set by picking up a guitar as if to serenade the crowd, only to strike all the strings at once. With this he introduced the one and only African Prince, Korede Bello.
When Korede hit the stage he straight away took the guitar and gave a short and sweet rendition of Sam Smith’s hit song ‘Stay With Me’ that was so good that even Sam Smith himself would have heard it and asked for Korede to jump on the remix. Korede didn’t stop there. He went on to perform his beautiful hit song ‘Cold Outside’ as he danced and enjoyed the love from the crowd.
Reekado Banks hit the stage next and got the crowd turned up as he performed his club bangers ‘Turn It Up’ with Tiwa as well as, ‘Chop Am’.
The Mavin princess D’ija also graced the stage as she performed her infectiously funky single ‘Yaro’ that had the non-Hausa speaking crowd members wishing they could understand the language and sing the song with as much passion as she did.
Don Jazzy also managed to make a few performances throughout the show to support his crew. However he was more of a proud father allowing his children to get their shine and give the people what they want. And what they wanted were the hits.
The show ended in the only way imaginable and that was with the crew coming together to perform their mega hit ‘Dorobucci’. At this point there wasn’t a still body in the house. Everyone was up on their feet dancing, singing and having the time of their lives.
If you were in London and thought the show was dry, could have been better or the best show this year, it is certainly a show you won’t forget. Check out all the performance pictures below. Feel the MAVIN experience. Lagos, you are next.
That’s all folks!
Photo credit: Michael Tubes for 360nobs.com