By Femi Ogunbambo
It’s that time of the year when most of our artistes who have been touring within the country and also those taking the afro sound to the international scene end the year on a climax with concerts and shows to appreciate their home fans for the love and support.
This year is no exception as our music superstars will be hitting us with back to back musical shows and concerts. The only problem most fans will be having is how to decide which of their favourite gigs to turn up for.
Not to worry, we have you covered. We have listed out the top seven concerts you wouldn’t want to miss this December. In no particular order, here are the top seven music events this season:
- SIMI (SEE ME LIVE)
Simi definitely has a lot to smile about this 2017 especially since the release of her sophomore album ‘Simisola’ which was ranked at number 5 on Billboard World Music and debuted at number 1 on both the Apple Music and iTunes chart, and also held its position for three weeks. The album, which currently stands at number 2, is still going strong. Lead single, ‘Joromi’ became an instant favourite, ringing through the airwaves of both local and international radio.
Simi is set to headline her first concert in Lagos at the Hard Rock Café on November 26. The Concert is titled ‘See Me Live’ and it is packaged by Eclipse Live Africa (Organizers of Gidi Fest).
The Concert promises to be specular as Simi stated in an Instagram post “The concert, which will be incredibly amazing (I promise), will see me and my band, The Banjos, bringing my album to life.”
We definitely can’t wait to see what Simi has in store for us. I guess we can say December came early for Simi!
You can cop your ticket(s) from www.iamsimi.com
- MALEEK BERRY (LAST DAZE OF SUMMER CONCERT LAGOS)
From his feature on juice with Ycee to his massive EP titled ‘Last Daze of Summer’ which boasted of Hit singles such as Kontrol and Eko Miami ft geko which were also backed up by superb visuals has clearly shown that Maleek Berry is a triple combo: Producer, Singer and Songwriter.
Apart from topping the charts and raking in millions of views, downloads and streams across various music platforms, Maleek Berry’s ‘Last Daze of Summer’ cross-continental Tour has been making the waves and the wave train has finally landed in the beautiful city of Lagos.
Maleek Berry has also been getting a lot of international recognition has he was one of the African artists who performed at the very renowned Made In America festival this summer, sharing a stage with big musicians like Jay Z, Migos, Beyoncé and more!
He also bagged a MOBO Nomination this year for ‘Best Male Act’.
We sure as hell will be expecting that ‘berry juice’ come December 7th.
Tickets available at www.maleekberry.com
- MAYORKUN (MAYOR OF LAGOS)
Fresh off his just concluded Campus Tour which was saw him perform at over 30 schools across Nigeria, Davido Music Worldwide pop star Mayorkun will be headlining a concert in Lagos at the Hard Rock Café on December 14 with a Live band and you can be sure to expect a couple of special guests performances.
After the release of his hit single ‘Eleko’ which saw him amass 1 Million Views on YouTube in just 10 days and also bounced its way to the number 1 position on iTunes in 4 hours of release. A feat no Nigerian artiste has achieved with their debut single, Mayorkun kept the fire ball rolling dropping Hit singles such as ‘Sade’ and ‘Love you Tire’ featuring Mr Eazi.
He crowned the year 2016 on a high note by winning the coveted ‘Rookie of the Year’ award at the 2016 Headies Awards.
Mayorkun is currently blazing the chart with his recent Hit singles ‘mama’ and ‘cheche’ which have been gaining massive waves on local and international radio stations.
The Mayor of Lagos Concert will be lit and we can’t wait to see what Mayorkun has been cooking.
Get your tickets from: www.mayorkun.com
4. BEZ (BEZ LIVE 2017)
The theme of this concert is titled ‘The Art of Music’ and you can be sure that Bez will be giving us the best of alternative music at the Muri Okunola Park, Victoria Island, Lagos on the 24th of December.
The Singer stated in an interview with pulse TV earlier this year that the birth of Bez Live Movement which debuted concerts in Lagos and Abuja Last year December and February this year is a Movement that will stand the test of time.
Bez Idakula released his sophomore album ‘Gbagyi Child’ last year and the reception from Alternative Music Lovers all over the world has been incredible. Bez has been touring clubs and gaining massive attention especially with of my personal favourite from the album ‘You suppose know (remix)’ featuring Yemi Alade.
One of the best vocalists in Nigeria and also a superb songwriter is already working on his third studio album and we will be waiting on it.
Cop your Tickets from: www.bezlive.com
5. ADEKUNLE GOLD (ONE NIGHT STAND WITH ADEKUNLE GOLD)
Adekunle Gold has been one of my favourites for this year, His three singles this year ‘Only Girl’, ‘Call on me’ featuring Moelogo and ‘Money’ seems to have just struck to the hearts of his alternative music lovers. Apart from been the Instagram king of dope pictures for the year, the visuals to his two singles this year shows that he is really standing strong and getting it right after his departure from YBNL.
Mr Gold is undoubtedly the current king of ‘romantic highlife’ as he beautifully fuses contemporary pop music with the highlife genre. His sophomore album, About 30, seems set to be even better than his exceptional debut and we honestly can’t wait!
Relishing from the success of his two major ‘one night stand’ concerts in Dublin and London, The Golden boy will be shutting down the prestigious Balmoral Hall, Federal Palace Hotel, Lagos on the 26th of December.
Adekunle Gold will be bringing highly energetic performance with the support of his Band, the 79th element to delight his fans and we are sure to see some surprise features. Maybe Asa! Who knows?
Get your Early bird and VIP Tickets from: www.cokobar.com
6. DAVIDO (30 BILLION WORLD TOUR)
What a way to round up an amazing 2017 for Africa’s Biggest Pop star Davido. The 30 Billion World Tour will be making a stop in Lagos on the 27th of December as the entire city is expected to literally be on fire that day.
It’s been a long time coming as many home based fans of davido have waited five years for this. The ‘Omo Baba Olowo’ crooner recently just won the 2017 MTV Europe Music Award (EMA) for ‘Best African Act’ beating the likes of Wizkid, Nasty C, C4 Pedro, Nyashinski and Babes Wodumo to win this prestigious Award.
To add icing to the cake, Davido also won the ‘Best Worldwide Act’ at the just concluded MTV EMAs and Davido has promised to take the World by storm come 2018.
Davido has already won two awards in October for won the artist and song of the year award at the 2017 Africa Muzik Magazine Awards & Music Festival. The 30 Billion Tour has been a, massive success so far which has seen OBO tour more than 35 Countries all over Europe, America, Canada and Africa.
His three singles for the year ‘IF’, ‘FALL’ and recently released ‘FIA’ are sure to remain is the hearts of many Davido’s fan for a long while. All of these Singles were the major Hits globally and we can see the awards coming in already.
Fans are eagerly still waiting for Davido to win big at the Souncity MVP Awards and the Headies 2017. The 30 Billion Lagos Concert will be packed with specular performances from all the top guns in the Industry.
The Singer announced on his Instagram account saying:
“It’s been a crazy year for me on so many levels and we are just kicking off! We said we were going back to basics and that’s exactly what we are doing; my first headline show in Lagos in five years!!
We’ve toured the world this year it’s only right we end it all in my home town – Lagos! It’s going to be crazy! Get ready, December 27th is going to be on a different level!”
DAVIDO will be shutting down the city of Lagos come December 27
Get your tickets from: www.iamdavido.com
December Promises to be one Epic Month has our Nigerian Artistes will be giving us back to back shows and concerts. I certainly can’t wait to turn up already! Happy Holidays Guys!
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