It’s all over guys! The much anticipated #30BillionConcert presented by African pop heavyweight Davido took place last night at the over 6,000 capacity Eko Convention Centre in Lagos. This was the wrap up of the singer’s highly successful 30 Billion World Tour which took him to over 30 cities across America, Europe and Africa.
The short clips that were disseminated from editions which held abroad dictated that every show was a hit and fans back home couldn’t hide the excitement that came with the announcement of the Nigerian edition.
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So we will get to see Davido perform; IF, Fall, Pere, FIA, Like Dat and an array of his earlier hits all in one night, adding that Davido is the most energetic Nigerian pop performer in recent times? One can’t even imagine the height of our expectations.
A couple of hours to the event, the singer announced that every single ticket to the event had been sold out. At 7pm, there was a huge number of guests at the venue and at about 9pm, there was an overflow not to forget the several other millions outside Lagos, Nigeria who resorted to social media for real-time updates. Even Davido was overwhelmed by the turnout. “See people, this is pure madness”, he tweeted a few hours to the event.
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Guests waited patiently for over 4 hours before the event finally kicked off. Nobody really complained about the wait clearly because everyone was in high hopes that the experience that was to come would be totally worth it plus the thought of a special surprise as promised by Davido didn’t make anyone care about the hassle.
Soon enough, the event kicked off and with one activity at a time. Slowly, everyone’s expectations were beginning to cut short. From the event hosts; Eniola Badmus and Special Spesh who made it a point of duty to kill everyone’s vibe with their unsurprisingly poor sync and energy, to the inconsistent breaks that made it seem as though no proper program flow or was it the endless number of rising acts who made it a point of duty to bore everyone to death. This is supposed to be a Davido concert; we are here for OBO, it’s already midnight and what we are getting are perfomances from guest acts? “What’s going on”? Fans began to question in unexcitement.
Finally, the man of the night Davido mounted the stage and performed his earliest hits like ‘Back When’, ‘Dami Duro’ and ‘Ekuro’ off his debut album opting for a live band delivery. Davido treating fans to a live band moment? This isn’t something that many Nigerian pop acts do very well and for someone like Davido who isn’t so much of a vocalist, it was quite impressive but that was it.
The singer began to introduce his A-list colleagues one after another to garce the stage; Lil Kesh, Mayorkun, Ice Prince, Patoranking and of course his ‘new best friend’ as he described Wizkid – fans busted into cheers, as the duo performed Wizkid’s latest single ‘Manya’. In between all of these, the inconsistent breaks continued and Special Spesh continued to piss everyone off with his uninvited ad-libs. “Oga let the artiste perform na, must you hype or back up everyone that comes to perform”, guests began to vent.
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At about 3am, some guests were already yawning – nothing remarkable had happened. ‘Is this what we paid for? I’m going to work in the morning and I’ve not slept all for this?’. In this moment of unexcitement, 2Baba was introduced and the attendees gave a very cold welcome. No applause, no cheers, nothing at all. Soon, Davido announced his big surprise for the night; a performance by the defunct Mo’Hits group? Everyone screamed in excitement.
The Mo’Hits which comprises of Don Jazzy, D’Banj, Wande Coal, Dr Sid, D’Prince and Ikechukwu were one of Nigeria’s most favourite boy band and their painful split in 2012 shattered the hearts of many. It was indeed a remarkable surprise. The Mo’Hits blessed guests with back to back renditions of their evergreen hits and mehn it was a delightful dose of nostalgia. But that is all that Davido really offered.
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Everyone saved their last energy for the songs of the years; IF, Fall and FIA which the singer eventually performed as the show came to a close. In all honesty, besides the Mo’Hits performance, there isn’t so much to remember about the event. It seemed as though Davido promised to give pizza but ended up giving bread.
The #30BillionConcert could have been a better experience of it had started earlier, if there was a well thought out program, if there were less guest acts and maybe if Special Spesh spent less time on the stage.
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