Last night, fans of Golden boy; Adekunle Gold converged at the Federal Palace Hotel on Lagos island to witness the singers debut headline concert ‘One Night Stand with Adekunle Gold’ in Lagos. This is a follow-up to the successful editions which were held at the 02 Academy in London and Button Factory in Dublin.
‘I’ve travelled around the world and there’s no place like home’, were the singer’s words when he announced the date for the Lagos edition of the show. From performing at different events as a guest act, fans in Nigeria have had a tiny portion of the singer’s showmanship and with #Onswag Lagos, Adekunle Gold promised a 6 course meal experience with an efficient dosage of every nutrient that exists.
Opposed to the proposed 7:30pm kick off time, the show started at about 9:30 causing fans to question in distaste; ‘What’s the point of announcing a specific time when you won’t keep to it’, ‘I’m sure he wasn’t late to his London show, so why is he keeping us waiting?’.
Two hours later, the show kicked off with an apology from the host Dotun who postrated in remorse. Break out act Teni opened the show with a mild performance of her viral single ‘Fagrin‘ and then the man of the night Adekunle Gold mounted the stage and kicked off his set with a magical performance of ‘Orente‘. His black jacket embellished with shinny Gold accessories couldn’t make guests loose track of his light. During his performance, a young man tossed the ‘will you marry me’ question to his lady and her affirmative response led to a burst of cheer. The room was filled with pure joy.
Adekunle Gold continued to mesmerize with back to back renditions. The impeccable delivery from his 79th Element band, spectacular routines from his dancers and his exotic costumes made everyone droll in delight. With guests performances by Moelogo and Seyi Shay, the singer was afforded short breaks for a change of costume.
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Another highlight of the night was his duet with supposed girlfriend, Simi. There have been several rumours about the two having a very private affair and their performance last night gave a huge chunk of flesh to these speculations. The duo delivered a romantic rendition of their collaboration titled ‘No Forget’. The close-up, seductive stares and effortless chemistry must have made attendees who were single to ask God ‘why’.
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It was an atmosphere of love so much that many hoped that Adekunle Gold would have proposed to Simi in that moment.
It was a pretty brief event at about 12am, the show came to a close. Alas, one can say that the quality of the show made up for the delay. Without a doubt, Adekunle Gold tops the list of best live performers amongst his Nigerian contemporaries.
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