Vanguard (Lagos)

3 January 2014

South Africa: Tuface, Waje, Others Stir Mandela's Concert

Many songs bear the name 'Mandela' and pay respect to the man who dedicated his life to ending apartheid. In the week after his death, South African ... ( Resource: Mandela by Danyel Waro, Tumi Boitumelo Molekane, 'Zubz' Ndabaningi Mabuye

Despite the huge traffic along the ever busy Ahmadu Bello way, Victoria Island, Nigerians and lovers of entertainment, denied themselves the comfort of their beds to witness celebrities bid final farewell to the late former South African President, Nelson Madiba Mandela.

The concert which was tagged, "Mandela lives on", kicked off at about 9 pm, with a stage performance by the Ebonylife band. The event Talented comedian, Julius Agwu, mounted the stage to do what he knows how to do best.

Anchored by Obi Ebuka and Olisa, the event was graced by the cream of society and top music stars like, Tuface Idibia, Tiwa Savage, Waje, among others. The story of what happened in the show can never be complete without mentioning what happened when hip hop icon, Tuface Idibia mounted the stage to perform his award winning track, " African Queen".

In his usual way of performing, he started by jumping up while singing and many fans followed suit.

The Marvin Records songstress, Tiwa Savage stole the show as fans tuned " Eminado" for her even before she climbed the stage.

To show her numerous fans that she has it in stock when it comes to good tracks, she did not stop at only "Eminado" , she followed it up with one of her hit singles, "Oko mi" for the audience to dance away stress.

What seemed to amaze fans about the show was that the Nigerian born talented singer, Waje, did not only climb the stage to perform as she was called, she also, counsel the audience.

She urged people to try as much as possible, to impact positively on their next door neighbour so as to be remembered when they are no more. For her, it was not just to go and perform on stage, it was also, an avenue to advice her fans.

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