Sunday 26th of June was the date. 4:00pm was the time. Brown’s Cafe was the venue. Extremely entertained was the way the felt afterward. One Mic was the event.
The One Mic event, aimed at promoting the next set of superstars, was heavily hyped and lived up to its billing.
Powered by M.et.al, s.h.a.r.e and GroundZero , the event was a roller-coaster ride throughout, giving the audience a near-perfect blend of rap, hip-hop, r&b, soul and gospel of the next generation.
Hosted by KB & 5-star femcee Kel, the show was the perfect avenue for any upcoming artiste to showcase their talents to the music world.
Rapper Slim-T was the first person to bless the mic, with ‘Die Representing’ drawing raptourous ovations from the audience. Nikki Laoye and Efa followed; Nikki’s voice and Efa’s flow entertaining the crowd.
The guest star in the house was comedian Koffi, who did his job of making ribs crack to perfection. Some members of the audience did renditions of Michael Jackson’s Human Nature and You’re Not Alone. Radio presenter Tosyn ‘Area Mama’ Bucknor awarded prizes to the both of them.
Sammy came up after the comedy interlude, and his looks, voice and his skills on the guitar made the ladies in the house swoon. Power outage wasn’t even enough to stop his stride, as he continued to impress without the mic.
Up after him was Yemi Alade, whose combo of a beautiful voice, a sexy body, and dancing skill were a match not made on this planet. Her performances of ‘Baby Mi’ and ‘Fi Mi Sile’really had the crowd going.
The brain behind ‘ABJ Party’, 5Mics, was the last to perform and showed just why they saved the best for the last.
All in all, the event served up exactly what it promised: An appetizer of good humour, a main-dish of good music, and dessert of pure undiluted fun. If you haven’t had the One Mic experience, then you just do not exist. It’s that simple.
Choi…. See my big afro head at the back of Slim T… Tcd why nau?
Photos by: TCD Concepts
For more info on the One Mic event, contact @M_et_al @wepluggoodmusic @OneMicNaija on Twitter.