The pouring rain on the night of the 30th of September 2014 did little to stop the crowd that thronged the Landmark events centre, Victoria Island to witness electrifying performances by Nigeria’s biggest stars on the same stage.
The Tripple Nine concert, one of the biggest concerts of 2014 was held to commemorate the 5th anniversary of top Lagos radio station the Beat 99.9 fm, was headlined by South Africa’s darling group Mi Casa, who put up a scintillating performance.
The groups’ lead singer J’something left the audience impressed with his vocal dexterity while his band mates showed off their skills on the musical instruments afterwards, leaving the crowd yearning for more.
Also sharing the Live stage on the night was Kennis Music act Joe El who rendered his popular single “you’re in love” much to the delight of the ladies. Multi talented act Sound Sultan brought his smile, his A-game as well as his Naija Ninja crew to the fore – captivating the audience with ease.
Yemi Alade was definitely a force to reckon with as many swore they never knew she was that much a performer. The “Johnny” singer hit the high notes excellently while defending her self-styled King of Queens moniker with impressive dance moves – all on high heels!
Fans of Omawunmi were not disappointed either as the songstress, dressed in a cute Cinderella-like mini gown, delivered as promised.
Sonorous diva Waje hypnotized the crowd with a soulful rendition of her single “no be you” off her self-titled album, while also debuting the video to the song.
Controversy aside, Tiwa Savage who had recently been dogged with rumours of a rift with her hubby and manager, gave a stunning performance alongside her sexy looking dancers, while reeling out a medley of her hits. She was afterwards joined on stage by some of her Mavin label mates to perform the monster hit “Dorobuchi”.
The guys were not left out as fans enjoyed memorable performances by Dammy Krane, Ill bliss, Timi Dakolo, Burna Boy and 2face Idibia, while an obviously moved M.I who stood in disbelief at the passion and frenzy being experienced from the crowd as he performed his past hits, dramatically knelt on stage to plead with fans for being away for too long.
Fans will also remember the flawless dance moves of P-square and their dance group as they performed hot tracks off their latest album for the first time in Nigeria. Their performance was almost “flawed” by a freak accident after one of the twins lost footing and fell off the stage. He was however back on his feet in a minute and the band completed the set like professionals.
Music lovers were also entertained by music mixes from the turntables of Dj Spin all, Dj Lambo, Cool Dj Jimmy Jatt, Dj Neptune and Dj Caise.
On air personalities of the Beat 99.9 also came out on stage to thank fans and listeners for tuning in and being there all along.