The indefatigable Nigerian-born Asa finally brought the big party to Lagos, the place of her birth. Asa’s two-hour live in Lagos concert stormed Lagos on Sunday May 1, 2016 at the Eko Convention Center, Eko Hotels in Lagos. It was an opportunity for savoring a wonderful session of music from the crème-de-la-crème of Nigeria’s music industry . . .
When host and veteran broadcaster Olisa Adibua heralded Asa’s arrival on stage, the crowd rose and ushered in the international superstar with resounding applause that lasted for about five minutes.
Asa opened her performance with the ballad “Awe” off her eponymous first album. The excited audience cheered endlessly and sang along, word for word, line after line. The response was deafening, and the excitement was palpable.
The response from the audience only got louder as Asa delivered intense performances of “Satan Be Gone” and “The One Who Never Comes”. At some point, she picked up a trumpet and displayed a mastery of the instrument that simply stunned the audience. As soon as the hugely popular “Fire On The Mountain” came on, the audience rose to its feet and sang out loud. “Bibanke” came next and the momentum continued.
One of the highlights of the night was when songwriter/music producer par excellence Cobhams Asuquo, who produced Asa’s debut album, joined her on stage and took over the piano. Together, they performed a cover of Beyonce’s “Halo”. The hall fell silent initially and then erupted in a frenzy as the duo displayed an amazing musical synergy.
Those were lovely performances by Isaac Geralds, Kaliné, Falana, and Bez Idakula, all of whom whetted the appetite of the audience with exquisite performances.
The Lagos-born Asa blew her Lagos audience away. Watch Asa Live in Lagos Concert, below: