When the announcement was made months ago that King Sunny Ade (KSA), Asa, 2Baba and Dbanj would light up the stage of the Eko Atlantic on Independence Day this year, many would have thought it would be a low key affair, but from what we saw last night, it certainly wasn’t!
The Supremacy Concert, an initiative of the Main Group and the finale of the much talked about Made-in-Nigeria Festival attracted music fans from far and near. While it would not be the first time the Eko Atlantic has played host to a concert but the Supremacy Concert would surpass all.
The concert was opened by the amiable Sola Mogaji who introduced herself to the teeming crowd at the Atlantic and also went on to introduce the music superstars billed to perform.
First to lead the pack was the living legend who just clocked 70 years of age, King Sunny Ade popularly called KSA. The legendary musician who was seen in a Made-in-Nigeria bespoke Atiku outfit sent the crowd into nostalgia by bringing back his evergreen songs back to back. Many would have thought his septuagenarian age would hinder him from showing his electrifying dance steps but that was not the case as he danced gracefully to the delight of the crowd.
Innocent Idibia popularly called 2Baba was next to perform at the Atlantic. He performed in his native Akwa-Ibom outfit with dark shades. He went on to reel out his hit songs from Implication to for Instance and more, a move that left the crowd asking for more. 2Baba didn’t disappoint his fans as he also performed his new singleOfficially Blind which was chorused by the fans throughout the period he performed.
In between these performances, the legendary DJ, the one fans love to call cool DJ JimmyJatt was also on hand to deliver judgement on the wheel of steel at the concert. Fans of the pioneer DJ danced without holding back as they listened to the range of hits he mixed from his music box.
Next on was the Internationally Recognised Singer and Entertainer- Asa. Asa was seen wearing her trademark Nigerian fabric blouse while performing at the event. She literally blew away everybody, she performed hits from all her albums such as Bibanke, Akinyele, Mama mi, Satan be Gone, 360 and others. She also reminded everyone present how much of a good guitarist she is as she latched on to her guitar playing old songs much to the singing delight of all present there.
Asa then surprised everyone present when she attempted to praise the MaIN Founder, Prince Segun Oniru by singing the popular Fuji music even though she confessed her band who are white men could not replicate the Fuji beats for her, a move that sent the crowd into rapturous laughter.
The Koko Master Dbanj came on stage in dramatic fashion after his ‘Hype man’ Jimmie, engaged the crowd in wild chants to welcome the emergence of the Ejanla (big fish as Dbanj calls himself sometimes). Dbanj did not just perform for the audience, he entertained them too keeping them on the edge of their seats for most of the night, with several hits such as Suddenly, Emergency, Mr. Endowed and other hits.