“Abuja!!! You showed out!!!” was Burna Boy’s Instagram caption shortly after his unforgettable performance on Saturday at the Festival of Lights, Harrow park.
I have lived in Abuja for quite a while and never have I helped organize an event for so many people in one place! The Festival of Lights was definitely one to remember with beautiful people, food, light art, and brilliant performances. The energy of the attendees was so upbeat and literally filled with light for the whole evening.
Style-Plus was there and gave us nostalgic vibes with all the baby-making classics then Teni got us grooving when she came on to the stage with her hit single Askamaya.
But when the ‘Gbedu dey enter body‘, nobody could stop screaming; Burna Boy got on stage and the crowd was electric! He went through all his essentials from Soke to Heaven’s gates and of course, the crowd wouldn’t let him leave the stage without his hit song YE!
We put so much energy into creating the best show anyone has ever seen in Abuja. When people arrived at the venue, all they could see were beautifully colored lights everywhere, including a huge Festival of Lights sign, decorated trees, and a light tunnel. Fire breathers, circus performers and drummers kept people on their feet while they were waiting for the real reason they came. Seriously though, no one could stop singing YE; DJ Neptune, DJ Spaxx and DJ Nani made sure that was the case. Even the MC for the night MTV’s Ehiz lit up the crowd.
Some of Abuja’s very own artists showed out too. Tempo had everyone in suspense as he flipped off the stage speakers (successfully) while Sowa and Brumeh got all the girls singing about KitKat’s (You gotta listen to the song to understand, I think it’s a hit!)
Let’s do this again Abuja!
Written by Sharon Browne-Peter.