There is only one Mayor of Lagos and he gave Lagos a hell of a concert on Friday the 14th of December at the Balmoral event centre, Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island. Mayorkun definitely delivered at the TMOL concert and if you weren’t there,you snoozed bruhhhh.
Let me start with the usual though, Nigerian time. The concert was set to start with a red carpet event by 6 pm and then fully at 7 pm but the show did not kick off till about 10 pm as fans only gained entrance into the venue around 9 pm. Dj T bounce set the mood with some hits as fans loosened up and mingled and quickly forgot the fact that they’d been outside for a couple of hours first. I must say, Lagos is definitely the reservoir of “fineness” (I almost died from being overly exposed to beautiful people)
The show opened up with a lot of talented young, and fast-rising acts. DJ Baby Boi turned it up a notch as the anchors, our favourite Dada boy and the talented Maraji mounted the stage. Talent choke for house and celebrated artistes and DJ consequence took us from one beat to the next, back to back to back!!!
Fans finally lost their home training when the Star of the night, the Mayor himself entered the place with his hit song POSH and Yes, We were not ready for the surprises that were unveiled!!!
Performances from our favourite artistes definitely stole our hearts. Tiwa Savage, Teni Makanaki and Niniola dropped some girl power. Dremo, Peruzzi, Yonda, Idowest, CDQ, T classic,patoranking, Terri, LAX, Ycee, Nonso Amadi, SBA President Falz and a whole lot of dope ass musicians amplified the ginger as they performed alongside Mayorkun who also performed the songs off the TMOL album. And wait, did he hint us that his ex was still running through his mind?? (That’s not my handwriting sha)
Do2dtun has overearned the name – The Energy Gad as he drove us wild with his energy !!!! It was a Ji Masun,Gbe body e vibe all through as The Zankus and shakus hit the floor. Even me that I can’t dance, I was grooving, ehh-e-ehh!!
The King of DMW himself and the person who brought The Mayor to us that year, Davido completed the December to remember with TMOL package as he came up on stage with DJ E cool and the usual gbogbo ero to seal and stamp our love for the Mayor and DMW in general.
All in all,it was an electrifying night. The concert was well put together, the artiste line-up and coordination was great and it really made up for all the time spent waiting for the event to begin. More than anything, regardless of each individual’s artiste performance, the energy build up with each performance was lit and never dropped till the last second. I definitely look forward to a concert next year!!
By: Aisha Mudashiru.