The 2016 edition of Star Music The Trek ended with a dazzling spark, yesterday, as the city of Lagos was shutdown by amazing performances from 2Baba, Tiwa Savage, D’banj, Ycee, Burnaboy, Simi, Falz and Olamide.
The concert finale held at the Eagle Club in Surulere, Lagos with an overwhelming reaction from fans present at the venue to watch their favourite music stars perform.
Superlative mixes of both old and new tunes spun by DJ Neptune and Big N vibrated through the massive speakers, setting the upbeat mood for the night.
The audience had the task of choosing a winner from lyricists that participated in ‘My City Rocks’ pass the mic session.
The concert hosts, Gbenga Adeyinka and LaffUp spicing the night with rib cracking jokes later introduced more opening acts selected from the cypher competition of ‘My City Rocks’, as they rendered their versions on the beat produced by Del B. The theme song ‘My City Rocks’ originally featured verses from various Nigerian artistes performing at this year’s Trek that included 2baba, Mr. Raw, Falz, Sound Sultan, Cynthia Morgan and others. Marketing Director, Nigerian Breweries Plc, Franco Maria-Maggi said he was elated with the turnout of fans especially as Star Music The Trek had toured five cities including Lagos.
Maggi said: “I am particularly pleased with the engagement artistes had with fans all through the concert period. As a brand, we believe in delivering premium quality including entertainment. Star Music The Trek this year had also discovered new talents who will shine in the nearest future. We hope to bring a more fortified concert experience across the country.” Main performances at Star Music The Trek finale began when Ycee opened with a captivating video montage of Lagos city scenery. As his ‘Jagaban’ sound boomed, the trendy rapper was heralded to the stage by Eyo masquerades that doubled as his backup dancers.
The crowd at this time roared in excitement as he also sang ‘Omo Alhaji’. Exemplifying his status as a living Legend, 2baba graced the grand finale and performed chat-toping songs from his albums including a surprise guest appearance by 9ice to perform ‘Street Credibility’. 2baba’s entry was epic. Initially, he was bond but later broke free as he performed ‘We Don Dey Mad O’. Naturally, the teeming crowd caught the bug and sang along with him. Even 2baba’s guitarist wasn’t spared as he got restrained when the excitement went notches higher but that was part of the performance theatrics.