I had a smashing Friday and that's all I'm going to tell you about :D
Well, yesterday I went to the She Leads Africa SheHive Opener, but I'll post those photos tomorrow. Friday was just FUNNNNNNNNNNNNN!!! So much so that I slept upside down on my bed, and Cakes said I kicked his face the whole night. Since I was so tired I refused to leave my apartment on Saturday. And my shoulders were aching from the 35 push-ups I did on Friday (video on Instagram). This weight must go!
I can't remember the first time I heard about Afropolitan Vibes, but I've known about it for a while. It's a monthly live music concert series, held on the third Friday of every month at Freedom Park. It's organized by BANTU, a 15-piece band that plays alternative, African music.
You guys have seen me at Freedom Park from earlier this year when I went to the Lagos Jazz Festival. Anyways, the show typically starts at about 8pm, so before that, you have a bunch of people just hanging around and eating from any of the many food joints there, and getting drinks. I got Star Radler cos I've seen ads around and I thought it would be more juice than beer. I was SO WRONG! This drink is definitely beer, and I don't like beer so I drank less than half and gave the rest to Cakes.
When Cakes brought the drink to me, he got a straw with it. I said "Who drinks beer with straws? That's just silly." And then a couple of hours later, this is what I see...
I ran into a friend...
And she shared nkwobi (yuck) with Cakes.
And then I ran into a couple of actors and had to get photos, but was very shy (hides face). First Bimbo Manuel, who performed during the Soyinka event I went to last month...
And also Segun Arinze.
A little bit after 8pm, the show started and it was sooooooooooo much fun! BANTU is such a great band with lots of energy! And they have a loyal following. I felt like an outsider when everyone else was singing along to their songs :(
At the Afropolitan Vibe concerts, they usually have guest performers and first up was powerhouse singer, Immaculate. I took videos - thinking about compiling all of them and posting on Youtube later.
Next up, was Igbo rapper Illbliss. I think I liked his performance the most, apart from Bantu. I realized that I still enjoy hiphop a lot.
Awadi is a Senegalese rapper who was at the concert too. Have y'all heard rapping in French?!?!?! J'adore!!! <3<3<3
Finally, the headliner guest was Timi Dakolo. Unfortunately we left during his third song because Cakes was too tired (he's actually under the weather, so send warm thoughts to him).
The crowd was LIVE!!!
Oh yeah, halfway through the concert, I decided that I really liked Ade Bantu's shoes :-|
The next one is on October 16th. I'm not sure who the guest performers are yet. BTW, if you follow me on Instagram, you saw the video of me dancing. Cakes was off to the side while I was right up to the stage, and he videotaped me boogeying down.
Thank God for holidays on Thursday and Fridaaaaaaay. If you have time this week, check out the She Leads Africa SheHive schedule, for any panels and discussions that you might want to be a part of.So there I was yesterday at the @afropolitanvibes monthly live music series in Freedom Park. I was dancing away to @bantuofficial (half wishing I was on stage) and then caught the hubby videotaping me from afar. 💃💃💃 #weekend #funtimes #afropolitanvibes #music #alternativemusic #africanmusic #africa #nigeria #dancelikenooneiswatching #wellhubbywaswatching #instafun
Have a great week everyone.