Electrifying, World-class, Pure, Fire! These words define the 2017 edition of Asa‘s concert, Asa Live in Lagos Encore.
Asa, Nigeria’s international celebrated Soul singer successfully held her return encore live in Lagos music concert on Saturday night, April 29, 2017 at the Eko Convention Centre.
Hosted by Beat FM senior broadcaster Olisa Adibua, the show’s opening acts began with The Voice Nigeria finalist singer Nonso Bassey.
Nonso Bassey alongside his guitarist performed a couple of love songs, showing just how talented he is on the vocals.
Tay Iwar, a multi-skilled music producer, singer and audio engineer slayed with his voice on songs he performed. Definitely made a good impression about his style.
Aramide the Baseline Music singer was breathtaking with her performance of Eledumare a song off her Suitcase album, as she also performed ‘Fun mi lowo’, the more uptempo song.
The Vesta Violinists and Band
For two hours plus, Eko Hotel and Suites was on fire! Everyone caught it at some point. Some, like the lady and the guy in front of me, were on fire the whole night! While many may not understand the technicality of the music, everyone could attest to the fact that we heard good, unadulterated sound.
Asa featured the Vesta Violinists (a 30-piece ensemble), coupled with an amazing band that never went on break throughout the whole time.
You won’t be wrong if you describe the whole event as one very BIG highlight. With Asa’s vocal dexterity, coupled with dance moves in between, there sure wasn’t a dull moment.
Then at about 9:45pm, the major act of the night Asa made her way to the stage in an all white dress, with the 30-piece orchestra and her band already in place.
Asa opens up with ‘Awe’ a love story off her debut album “Asa”, which was followed by ‘Satan be gone’, ‘Eyo’. The big screen captured funny moments where fans were simply ‘chopping mouth’ to the lyrics of Asa’s songs such as when ‘Eyo’ was being performed.
In between her performance, she also shared inspiring messages from her personal experience.
She talked about how she had to wait 10 hours at an audition in France with the cold, hungry and fatigue hitting her from every side. She was tempted to go home but she didn’t. She was later called to perform for 2 minutes and those 120 seconds were all she needed.
She was taken and later, five record labels jostled to sign her. That was how the success story, which is still being written, began.
Other songs performed by the gifted singer include ‘Maybe’, ‘The one that never comes’, ‘Dead again’, ‘Preacher man’, Fire on the mountain, bibanke, Eye Adaba, So beautiful , Bimpe, Jailer, Be my man, Bamidele and ‘Why can’t we’(The happy song).
It was a worthy encore performance by Asa, as fans had a good time out with the Soul R&B singer and her entertaining performance.
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