Following several weeks of media blitz about the biggest concert of the year, TOP10 MICS, fans have given the Friday, December 23rd concert a pass mark as it lived up to its billings. The concert which held at the famous Tafawa Balewa Square (TBS), Lagos gave teeming fans something to cheer, laugh and a feeling the concert was worth every cent.
The concert paraded 10 of the best hands in the music industry, 2face Idibia, MI, Eldee, Mocheddah, Femi Kuti, Obesere, Sir Shina Peters, P Square, Wizkid and Duncan Mighty. The show started as early 7pm with many stars on the red carpet posing for the paparazzi.
Ace comedian, Ali Baba co-hosted the concert with the elegant presenter, Chioma from STV. Iconic DJ, Jimmy Jatt was the man on the wheel of steel at the concert and he proved to the audience the reason why he is still Nigeriaâ€™s most sought after disc jockey.
To keep the audience entertained, the Son of the music legend, Ebenezer Obey, Tolu, thrilled all present with some of his fatherâ€™s tunes and this was more than welcomed by the crowd as they danced to the rhythm, other up and coming music acts followed after the performance of Tolu Obey.
Soon after, Mocheddah opened the TOP10 MICS concert officially with her hit track â€˜â€™loke lokeâ€™â€™ to the delight of many, she also performed other tracks off her album. Sir Shina Peters held the crowd spellbound when he performed some of his old tracks and the crowd sang along with him he performed songs from his â€˜â€™Aceâ€™â€™ album, which was a massive hit years ago.
Duncan Mighty, who wore a grey color blazer on stage performed â€˜â€™Obianujuâ€™â€™ and â€˜â€™Port harcourt boyâ€™â€™ to the delight of the audience. Wizkid gave a â€˜â€™Grammyâ€™â€™ performance with his hit track â€˜â€™I love my babyâ€™â€™, pakurumo among others. The Okoye Brothers, P square wowed the crowd with the hit â€˜â€™chop my moneyâ€™â€™, â€˜â€™Ifunayaâ€™â€™ and others. Abass Obesere and his dancers gave the crowd something to think about when he performed.
In between these performances, the delectable A-list actress and songstress, Stella Damasus gave a stellar performance with choir-like backup singers to sing Christmas carol songs in the spirit of the season.
Grammy nominee, Femi Kuti didnâ€™t disappoint his fans as he took them way back with his tunes; it was also a moment to celebrate his third Grammy nomination with his teeming fans. Hypertek headliner, Tuface Idibia did his piece by implicating the crowd with his award winning track â€˜â€™Implicationâ€™â€™. Trybesmen boss, Eldee closed the concert but not after he had performed â€˜â€™todayâ€™â€™ and â€˜â€™washâ€™â€™, his newly released singles which are currently enjoying massive air plays.
The twitter handle of the concert @koga_top10mics was bombarded with tweets concerning the biggest concert of the year 2011 as fans voiced their utmost satisfaction about the Friday, December 23rd event.
Speaking on the concert an official of KOGA Entertainment, Anu Awoseyi, the brain behind the TOP10 MICS concert said â€˜â€™we appreciate the fans that thronged the venue in their thousands and we want to reiterate that this will be a yearly event as that of year 2012 will be bigger and better than this and to the reputable organizations that supported this concert, we canâ€™t thank you enoughâ€™â€™.
The partners for the concert include Ozone cinemas, Genesis cinemas, KFC, Swe Bar, Lindaikeji, Bellanaija, ASCON Filling Station, BEAT FM, COOL FM, NAIJAFM, WAZOBIA FM, I want Air play, Galaxy TV, Shakara Clothing, Hibuzz, Gabrielz360, Ynaija, Soarnaija, and City Mall. Bigsam Media handled the media and publicity for the concert.