Singer TuFace Idibia Celebrates 20 Years Of Being A Legend At His Live Concert Show In Lagos

Published On: December 31, 2019, 7:20 pm
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2Baba had his ‘2baba Live In Concert’ show on Saturday, the 28th of December, 2019 at the Eko Convention Center to celebrate 20 years of his career. Before we talk too much 2Baba’s concert was entertaining, fun, and well organised.

To perform with a live band and a DJ for over 2 hours straight and not run out of songs, bore the audience or lose touch with them, is definitely commendable. But let’s do a quick rundown of the show so you can truly understand how much fun it was. After the initial performances by upcoming musicians, the show was set to start properly but not without some laughs first.

Kenny Blaq got on the stage at around 11:16 am to crack up the audience, his well-crafted jokes about 2Baba’s performance were honest and hilarious at the same time. The audience couldn’t get enough of his jokes and it was the perfect way to set the tone for the night. Shortly after, the legendary Sound Sultan took the stage playing his ‘Mothaland’ song. After he finished his rendition, he announced that he was hosting the show.

Then DJ Jimmy Jatt joined Sound Sultan on stage to play some of 2Baba’s classics like African Queen that 2Baba wasn’t going to perform that night. You know you are a boss when you can throw a mini-party of your songs before your actual performance. Trust me, at this point, 2Baba could have gotten on stage and sang along and the crowd would have been happy just to see him.

However, only minutes after, his newly formed boy-band ‘T-Boiz’ took the stage to prepare the way for his coming with a cover of Plantashun Boiz’s ‘Don’t You know’. He quickly joined them on stage singing the song and the crowd literally lost their cool. 2Baba didn’t have a grand entrance but he didn’t need it because he already had his audience where he needed them to be.

2Baba went on to perform for about one hour during the first part of the show before he took a quick wardrobe and pee break. During the break, actress, Osas Ighodaro Ajibade gave a short spoken word performance about the 20 years of 2baba’s life and career. He then came back to perform a new song with T-Boiz after his wardrobe change. After that performance, the audience was blessed with another 1 hour 30 minutes plus of 2baba performing again.

In the second half of his performance, he invited a few people he had features with to perform with. He had an electric performance with Waje whose vocals were on point while they performed “Frenemies”. He took us down memory lane performing ‘Style’ with DJ Jimmy Jatt and had a show of bromance with Sound Sultan performing ‘Ole’.

After about 2 hours 45 minutes of awesome vibes from the legend, he said thank you with his song, “Ihe Neme ”, but the show was far from being over. He announced that there were a few artists backstage who wanted to celebrate his 20 years with him and that’s how the ‘parte after parte’ started.

9ice who was the perfect person to start off the after-party because he connected perfectly with the audience soon came on stage and the crowd went wild. He performed a few of his hit songs and there was a small protest when he was about to leave. To pacify the crowd, he performed his hit song, “Gongo Aso ” before he finally left the stage. Wizkid, Patoranking, Reekado Banks, YCee, Terry G, and Solid Star also performed during the after-party.

Asides from the fire performances at the show, I also have to applaud the set designers and the dancers. The set design was so beautiful and it added a special feel to the event. The dancers at the show were on point and very talented. Also, the costumier for the dancers did a stand-up job, curating beautiful and timely costume changes for the dancers throughout the show. It added a certain flair and pizzaz to the whole show.

But with every show, nothing is ever perfect. The show ended in the most abrupt way possible, fans could barely believe that the show was over. After Terry G’s performance at the show, the hype man started hyping up the crowd and everyone was turning up until everything stopped. The hype man left the stage without a word and disappeared. Next, the DJ stopped playing music and walked off the stage but it wasn’t until we saw Sound Sultan (who was supposed to be hosting), playing with friends before we realised the show was over. Some fans didn’t leave the concert venue as they were sure the show would continue.

The ending aside, this was hands down the best show I attended this December. Kudos to 2Baba and his team for a beautiful, fun and exciting concert. I look forward to another concert next year (if there’s one) and I cannot wait to turn the F*ck up!