Monday, 23 December 2013

Music Veterans Honoured For Their Contributions to the development of Nigeria Music Industry.

Music veterans honoured in Lagos

Some veteran Nigerian musicians were honoured in the early hours of Monday in Lagos, for their contributions to the development of Nigerian music.
The awards, tagged: “The Headies Veterans’ Night, “held at the Eko Hotel and Suites, Lagos were presented to Tony Okoroji, Sir Shina Peters, Laolu Akins, Stella Monye and Ras Kimono.
Others were: Mike Okri, Adewale Ayuba and Victor Olaiya.

Chief Dele Momodu, publisher of Ovation Magazine, Patrick Doyle, Femi Lasode, Edi Lawani and Grand Master Lee also won awards for their contributions to Nigerian Art.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the annual event organised by Smooth Promotions, was a celebration of evergreen Nigerian music rendered in contemporary genre platform by younger artists.
The musical performances which brought back fond memories in the audience saw a pop artist, Jaywon opening the event with a rendition of late Fatai Rolling Dollars’ “Won Kere Si Number Wa, “ while Chidinma performed “Seun Rere’’ by late Christy Essien-Igbokwe.
Dammy Krane performed Pasuma’s “Liga Liga Li,” Sean Tizzle rendered King Sunny Ade’s “Merciful God” Sound Sultan sang Majek Fashek’s “Send Down the Rain,” while Tosin Martins replicated Adewale Ayuba’s “Ijo Fuji.”
NAN reports that the highlight of the infectious night was when some of the veteran musicians in attendance joined the younger artists in an impromptu duet.
The electrifying moment saw Ayuba joining Martins on stage to perform, while Ras Kimono teamed up with Sound Sultan in performing his evergreen track, “Rumba Stylee.”
Dr. Sid performed “Guitar Boy” by Sir Victor Uwaifo, while Teju Babyface cajoled Sir Shina Peters into performing “Shinamania” with him.
Babyface repeated the same trick with Mike Okri, who also came onstage and performed the old track “Omoge.”
Saxophonist, Mike Aremu, also leveraged the night’s tempo with his replication of Lagbaja’s “Cool Temper.”
The organiser of the event, Ayo Animashaun, said the awards were in recognition of the veterans’ contributions to the development of the Nigeria music industry.

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