Veteran juju highlife artiste and evangelist Dele Ojo will on May 15, be celebrated on stage in a one-of-a-kind concert. Holding at Nelo’s Event Place, Ikeja, Lagos, the veteran will be celebrating 55 years on stage with friends like Jimi Solanke, Orlando Julius and others.
Themed ‘Last of the Originals’, the concert is a production of Evergreen Musical Company, a company well-renowned for its conscious efforts to celebrate and honour musicians of yesteryears.
Dele Ojo will join the robust list of iconic artistes like Victor Olaiya, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti who have been celebrated by the company in similar events.
In a well-articulated speech, the chairman of Evergreen Musical Company Femi Esho spoke passionately about the legend. “Dele Ojo is one of Nigerian unsung music legend. We want to tell the whole world that he is very much alive and is still waxing strong with his music. He remains the man that introduced bass guitar into juju music with his evergreen song ‘Bouncing Bonna’.
Ojo’s musical career has spanned over five decades. Some of his popular songs include ‘Tere Na’, ‘Eniyan bi Aparo’ among others.
He will be joined on stage by former Chocolate City Label artiste, Brymo to perform a duet ‘Iya Ni Wura’, one of timeless hits. Chief Ebenezer Obey will also be performing at the concert with his band. Other artistes billed to perform include, Simi, Edaato, Topstick and others.
A compendium of Dele Ojo musical works will also be unveiled at the concert.
The Last of the Originals is an annual concert that seeks to celebrate Nigerian and other African musical legends whose works have remained timeless and original.