The high anticipation preceding the 1st leg of the Star Music Trek regional concerts was not in vain as music lovers from the nooks and crannies of Lagos and beyond thronged Jite Open Field in FESTAC, to watch their favourite superstars Psquare, M.I, Ice Prince, Sound Sultan, KCee, Kas and other exciting artistes perform live.
Thousands of guests bravely defied the Lagos rains to attend the concert and witness high-octane performances from the star artistes.
Compere of the event, Gbenga Adeyinka, set the crowd reeling as he dished out from his rich repertoire of jokes and anecdotes while boldly challenging local talent who eagerly lined up at the venue as early as 3pm to join him on the stage and prove their mettle.
However, it was the scintillating performances- a rich medley of thumping dance steps and pulsating rhythms- from fan favourites PSquare, M.I, Ice Prince, Sound Sultan, Kcee, Kas, and Crystals that sent the crowd into frenzy with many demanding encores from the headliners.
One after the other, the music acts dished out popular songs from their collection of hits, reaching out to the crowd who swelled the ranks in appreciation of the stage craft and mastery of the entertainers.
M.I, in between songs, paid tribute to the fans whom he said had greatly inspired him to his level of fame while repeatedly urging them to ‘never give up on their dreams’.
In between performing his hit songs, the prolific entertainer humorously described his hustle up the ranks- mentioning his journey to Lagos from Jos by road via ABC Bus- to become a notable music star to court today.
“No matter what happens, you need to believe in yourself, don't ever let anyone take your dreams from you.” the MTV-award-winning rapper-entrepreneur reiterated.
On the other hand, award winning artiste, Ice Prince, who has enjoyed a very successful musical year so far affirmed his appreciation of being part of this year’s tour “I’m really happy to be part of Star Music Trek 2013, can’t wait to connect with my fans all over the country and make beautiful music.”
Kcee, whose hit Limpopo has been on every major playlist across the country over the past few months surprised one lucky fan as he flung his wrist watch into the crowd “ I love my wrist watch…but FESTAC, I love you guys more!”
Special surprise performances from, African China took fans down memory lane with his hit, Crises, and Harrisong also added to the intense excitement of the night.
Other artistes expected to perform at the nation wide event include 2face, D’banj, Psquare, Timaya, Wande Coal, Obesere, Mr Raw, Dr. Sid, JMartins, Naeto C, Tiwa Savage, Sheyi Shey, and many others.
Fans in Aba, Abeokuta, Agege, Asaba, Enugu, Nnewi, Owerri, Lokoja, and Surulere will also get a taste of the excitement as the concert will also tour these cities over the next two months.
The Star Music Trek Presents The Trek ends with a major finale on August 10th at National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos.