The 2016 edition of Star Music The Trek ended with a dazzling spark, yesterday, as the city of Lagos was shutdown by amazing performances from 2Baba, Tiwa Savage, D’banj, Ycee, Burnaboy, Simi, Falz and Olamide.
The concert finale held at the Eagle Club in Surulere, Lagos with an overwhelming reaction from fans present at the venue to watch their favourite music stars perform.
Superlative mixes of both old and new tunes spun by DJ Neptune and Big N vibrated through the massive speakers, setting the upbeat mood for the night.
The concert hosts, Gbenga Adeyinka and LaffUp spicing the night with rib cracking jokes later introduced more opening acts selected from the cypher competition of ‘My City Rocks’, as they rendered their versions on the beat produced by Del B. The theme song ‘My City Rocks’ originally featured verses from various Nigerian artistes performing at this year’s Trek that included 2baba, Mr. Raw, Falz, Sound Sultan, Cynthia Morgan and others.
Marketing Director, Nigerian Breweries Plc, Franco Maria-Maggi said he was elated with the turnout of fans especially as Star Music The Trek had toured five cities including Lagos. Maggi said: “I am particularly pleased with the engagement artistes had with fans all through the concert period. As a brand, we believe in delivering premium quality including entertainment. Star Music The Trek this year had also discovered new talents who will shine in the nearest future. We hope to bring a more fortified concert experience across the country.”
Main performances at Star Music The Trek finale began when Ycee opened with a captivating video montage of Lagos city scenery. As his ‘Jagaban’ sound boomed, the trendy rapper was heralded to the stage by Eyo masquerades that doubled as his backup dancers. The crowd at this time roared in excitement as he also sang ‘Omo Alhaji’.
Up next was sonorous singer, Simi. Her performance showcased versatility in singing skills and was later joined by Falz as they both performed ‘Soldier’ before changing the tune to their recent collaboration ‘Chemistry’. Their performances had sparked insinuation of a budding intimate relationship as the excited crowd cheered them. Portfolio Manager, National Premium, Nigerian Breweries Plc, Tokunbo Adodo described the concert as an integrated consumer experience.
Making her return to the Star Music The Trek grand finale was Tiwa Savage. Looking fit, she remained in control and electrified the arena with her hypnotic choreographed dance. Tiwa brought a strong energy to the concert as she later appreciated the crowd for responding positively during her performance.
Then came the Star dance party, a segment of the concert that featured fun dance-off competition at the concert deck. Gbenga Adeyinka and Laffup gleefully interacted with thousands of fans as they enjoyed the amazing concert ambience.
Star Music The Trek was introduced in 2002 as one of the legs from the erstwhile Star music sponsorship tripod including STAR Quest and STAR Mega Jam.