... As Olamide, Iyanya, Patoranking, others captivate mammoth crowd
Lagos, Nigeria; 6 October 2014: The University of Lagos was opened up to happiness over the weekend with the much anticipated Coke Studio Concert which stormed the campus with gripping performances by talk-of-the- moment artistes led by rap sensation, Olamide, R&B crooners Iyanya and Chidinma as well as dancehall maestro, Patoranking. Other acts that thrilled on the occasion include Time Magazine listed "rapper to watch," Reminisce as well as Tekno, Selebobo and Emma Nyra who wowed the thousands of students that thronged the sports complex.
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According to Ashipa, "the Coke Studio connects Nigerian music stars with their counterparts in other parts of Africa. This has far-reaching implications for the development and propagation of African music, as contemporary Nigerian music is highly sought after globally. With the live concerts, we are optimistic that more stars will be made through the Coke Studio initiative."
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In keeping with the spirit of the Coke Studio Concerts, the Unilag show started with keen contests between upcoming musicians and dancers who battled each other for a chance to perform live with the super stars on the stage.
The massive crowd went wild with excitement as Girlie O hitmaker, Patoranking opened the show, followed by Reminisce who performed hits including "Around the World" and "Kako bi Chicken". Selebobo, Emma Nyra and Tekno then followed before one-time Project Fame winner Inyanya took the stage and thrilled the audience with his hit tracks including "Love Truly," "Your Waist" and many more. Songbird Chidinma was in top form as she took the microphone next, delivering her hits "Kedike," "Oh Baby" and "Emi ni Baller". Rap sensation Olamide drew the curtains on the night's performances with "Awon goons mi" and "Turn up" sending the crowd into a frenzy.
The Coke Studio Concerts have been successfully staged at the University of Benin and the Lagos State Polytechnic while other campuses will take their turns including Abia State University, and the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.
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