The Davido live concert at the Eko Atlantic, was a total shutdown experience.
OBO absolutely killed it at his Eko Atlantic show yesterday night. Being that it was a culmination of a variety of events, the epoch night held very high expectations which were all met to detail. However, it remains noteworthy how herculean a task it was to pull off in just twelve days, a plan for arguably the city’s biggest and hotly anticipated musical convergence. Nonetheless, Davido rose to the occasion having achieved a sold-out status for his Lagos concert split minutes to show time thereby pace-setting on a new feat.
This edition of the Davido live in concert series was especially designed to imprint finely on the minds of guests present. Aesthetics happened to be the physical theme of the concert this year as all the elements from the high and bright lights to the hues created by the primary palettes, were done to consistent moderation.
Davido’s entrance was literally grand and full of suspense. His appearance on stage was met with shocking excitement and a bit of theatrics. OBO was strapped and suspended high in the air above ground level, and at the cue of his opening number, Dami Duro, he successfully attempted a soft-landing on the platform before breaking into the musical line-up for the first of his 3-part performance that night.
Zanku dancing, and rounds of sing-alongs was the order of procession at the night of Davido live. Even at that, the concert arena held more promises in magic and memories created from the guest superstars that turned up that night, some of whom even shared the stage with him. From the voices of Burna Boy, Runtown, Duncan Mighty, Falz the Bahd Guy, Reminisce, 9ice, Zlatan Ibile, Lil Kesh, Oladips, MC Galaxy, Ice Prince, Small Doctor, Danny S, B-Red and DJ Neptune that added plenty spice and a little more extra, to the presence of Naeto C, Reekado Banks, Skiibii, Sean Tizzle, LAX and Kizz Daniel that added more colour, goodness was indeed made very attractive.
Not forgetting the two lucky guests that were made instant millionaires that night, the sold-out concert also had some rib-cracking side attractions; one of which was in the form of a dance-off between DJ E-Cool and Dadaboy Ehiz who handled hosting duties that night. Guests also enjoyed the indefatigable persons of Kenny Blaq and Broda Shaggi managing the comedy interludes, and King Spesh’s phenomenal forte in the hype division.
Every moment at the Davido live concert was stellar as it was special too. From the featured acts who shared the stage, to the guest appearances of his daughters Imade & Hailey, and his boo, Chioma with whom he had an intimate performance for the song Assurance, the promise of a beautiful orchestration was delivered to us in full.