Event Review: Top Detty December Concerts

Just in time, the Ugandan Superstar, Big Tril released his hit single ‘Parte After Parte‘ which became the anthem of the Detty December vibes all through the season. And this can be said to be the best summary of how the entertainment world was painted in Lagos.
From the earliest part of the month of, to its very end, the long list of Parte made up for the ‘Dettiness’ in December, 2019.

Well, it’s January already. A month people consider very slow and quite overwhelming, perhaps because it bears the brunt of all the aftermath from an overly spent season.
How did you spend this last holiday? Were you among those who got into the red mud, or you just kept it clean, somehow?
Whichever category you belong,
Below are highlights of some of the events that made the month of December a Detty one indeed:

Event: Livespot X Festival With Cardi B
Date: 7th December, 2019

Preludes:
-Cardi B’ s first visit to Cardi B’s first visit to Africa
-Twerk, alluring videos of Cardi goes viral
-Gets herself a Nigerian name – Chioma B.
-Visits an orphanage home and other thrilling moments

Highlights of the event:
-Brilliant stage display
-Cardi’s stunning green outfit
-Her seductive dancers flooding the stage
-Brief power outage

  • Vibes Vibes Vibes

It was a night of loud cheering, rap magic with lots of energy from Cardi

Event: 2 Baba Live #20YearsAKingConcert
Date: 28th December, 2019
Venue: Eko Hotel Convention Centre, V.I, Lagos
Organizers: Achievas Entertainment, TEC and Hypertek Digital
Featured Artistes: Wizkid, Patoranking, Sound Sultan, DJ Jimmy Jatt, Reekado Banks, Ycee, Solidstar, Waje, 9ice, Terry G, DJ consequence and others.

Highlights:
-Soundsultan thrilling performance of his evergreen song- ‘Motherland’.
-2 Baba’s grand entrance
-A display of a short documentary narrated by RMD, on 2Babbma’s journey thus far.
-Osas Ighodaro’s poem rendition in honor of 2Baba
-The surprise performance by Wizkid.

In all, it was a super amazing and exciting night with 2 Baba and his band.

Event: Starboy Fest Lagos: Boxing Day Madness With Wizkid
Date: 26th December, 2019
Venue: Eko Energy City, Eko Atlantic City, Lagos
Featured Artists: Tiwa Savage, Reekado Banks, Tems, Big Tril, Poco Lee, Soundsultan and many more.

Highlights:
-Massive attendance
-Wizkid’s slow but maaad entry with only phone lights on
-Shirts off: Fans waving shirts in the air
-Two little boy with killer dance moves, whilst Wizkid performs. Starboy finally showers the boys with money, just before they leave the stage.

It was simply a night full of nonstop energy vibes.

Event: A Good Time With Davido Concert
Date: 27th December, 2019
Venue: Energy City, Eko Atlantic
Partners: Infinix and others
Featured Artists: Mayorkun, Peruzzi, Kiss Daniel, Zlatan, Wurld, Yonda, Speed Darlington and many others.

Highlights:
-Davido’s entrance, accompanied by electrifying instruments by live band.
-Two fans got one million each
-Davido’s unrelenting vibes throughout the show

  • Few fans allowed to come up stage, hug and have a feel of the Davido.
    -Davido’s first child, Imade with him on stage

Definitely one of the shows that would have a full page in the history book of the Nigerian entertainment world.

Event: Teni Billionaire Concert
Date: 16th December, 2019
Venue: Eko Convention Center, V.I, Lagos
Organizers: S & S Entertainment in partnership with Dr. Dolor Entertainment.
Powered by: Bet 9ja, Pepsi, Munch-It, ALAT, MAX NG and others
Graced by: Wizkid, Toke Makinwa, Kenny Blaq, Broda Shaggi, DJ Neptune
Featured Artists: Tiwa Savage, Falz, Joeboy, Mayorkun, T Classic, Skibii, Korede Bello Zlatan, Mr. Real, Mc Galaxy and others.

Highlights:
-Teni’s majestic entrance in a white agbada with a walking stick to match.
-Her short story on her journey thus far. This triggered an intensely emotional atmosphere.
-Teni rocking Ebube, a fan on stage, to the melodies of her hit song ‘Case’.

  • Teni’s performance in an all military camouflage
  • A fan was made a millionaire

It was a night of fun, humor and entertainment at its peak.

Event: Flytime Music Festival
Date: 20th- 25th, December 2019 (5 days lock down)
Venue: Eko Convention Centre, Eko Hotel and Suites
Organizer: Fly Time Promotions

Highlights:
-Kicked off with the Annual Rhythm Unplugged Music Concert, featuring Olamide, Patoranking, MI, Zlatan and others
-Next day featured the International RnB band, Boyz II
-Third day: Megan the Stallion was the star of the night
-Fourth day: Tiwa Savage’s ‘ Everything Savage’
-Fifth day: Burna Boy’s Concert, to crown it all on Christmas day.

Event: Mayor of Lagos Concert
Date: 14th December, 2019
Venue: Muri Okunola Park, Adeyemo Alakija.
Featured Artists: Kiss Daniel Joeboy, Fireboy, T Classic, Mr Eazi and others

Highlights:
-Host of the night, Tacha, giving hot vibes with her leg work moves.

  • Co- Host Dadaboy Ehiz of MTV Base added his own special flavor to the night with his usual hot vibes.
  • Mayorkun performed all his hit songs in a beautiful succession.

It was no doubt a night of much fun and great vibes in duality.

Event: Kizz Daniel Live in Concert
Date: (Boxing Day) 26th December, 2019
Venue: Eko Hotel Convention Centre, V.I, Lagos
Oragnizers: Toro Entertainment (TEC) and Achievas
Featured Artists: Davido, Olamide, Falz, Mayorkun, Sugarboy, Adekunle Gold, Rema, Kenny Blaq, Broda Shaggi, Pencil and Big Tril others.

Highlights:
-Outstanding stage setting

  • Duet performance by Davido and Kizz Daniel
    -Big Tril’s ‘Parte after Parte’
    -Adekunle Gold’s soulful performance
    -Fixed on same day with Wizkid’s concert, this had a gross effect of the start time and general attendance
    -In all, the Kizz Daniel still maintained the energy of the show till its end though

The night saw the final part of the Singer’s ‘No Bad Songz Tour’

Event: Marlian Fest
Date: 30th December, 2019
Venue: Eko Convention Centre, Eko Hotel and Suites
Featured Artists: Tiwa Savage, Zlatan, Big Tril and others

Highlights:

  • Scaling of fence by fans who couldn’t afford tickets
    -shirts off by fans
    -Crowded stage full of legwork dancers
    -Naira Marley performing on stage alongside several other artists

In terms of organization and the general outlook of the night, attributes of the Marlians weren’t invisible.

Event: Zlatan Live
Date: 18th December, 2019
Venue: Balmoral Convention Centre, Federal Palace Hotel, V.I, Lagos
Organizers: Achievas Entertainment in Collaboration with Zlatan Allelyah Boyz Entertainment

Highlights:

  • A night of Zanku galore
  • Speed Darlington did his thing whilst loud cheering
    -Fans dragged Naira Marley off stage in excitement
    -A night of mad fun, especially for the street fans

With the show, Zlatan stamped his name in the hall of fame of the Detty December lords.

Event: Future In Lagos
Date: 30th December, 2019
Venue: Eko Convention Centre, V.I, Lagos
Featured Artists: Dr. Sid, Rema, Pepenazi, Oxlade and others

Highlights:

  • A night full of rap vibes undiluted
  • Thrilling performance by Futureā€¦
  • With even guests in the VIP section standing on their seats in excitement
    -loud echoes of fans screaming Future’s lines word for word
    -Finally, then came, the sudden end of the show just when the audience were anticipating for more

It was however, a show that left loud memories of intriguing moments in the hearts of attendees.

So, whether you attended or not, you now have a glimpse of the major events of 2019 Detty December.

Nigerians have a way of further blowing the trumpet of anyone that triggers their vibes in one way or the other, and is definitely one of the reasons Big Tril was featured as guest artist in many of the Detty December events.

Also, you won’t be merely hyping if you say the Eko Hotel Convention centre deserves an accolade for playing “host” to majority of these events.

All said, it was a December to remember, bringing various artists beyond the shores of Africa to further trigger the excitement of the season.
Definitely a Detty Season that has forever left its mark on the shores of the Afrobeats industry, in countless beautiful ways.

Although, the year is just starting, we look forward to what the next Detty December holds

It the 13th day of January already and this is everyone at Afrobeats 360 saying:
Do Have A Most Fulfilling 2020!!!

Eden Benibo

Author: Eden Benibo

Eden Benibo, Deputy Editor & Writer at Afrobeats360. Also a poet & lover of music adorned with edible lyrics. She believes Music & Poetry are like twinkling stars to dark nights

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