Several international and Nigerian music stars have been confirmed as performers in the 2016 Ovation Carols sponsored by the next generation network, Globacom.
Top on the list of artistes for the event scheduled for Eko Hotel and Suites, Lagos, on Sunday, December 18, is legendary American hip-hop group, Cameo, which sang the global hit, ‘Attack me with your love’.
Cameo will be joined by Nigerian entertainment superstars including Juju music genius, King Sunny Ade (KSA),Globacom brand ambassadors, Chinedu Okoli, popularly known as Flavour, Reekado Banks and Korede Bello of ‘Godwin’ fame. Highly gifted saxophonist, Olu Jazz, will also jazz up the night with his brand of music, while Nollywood veteran actor, Richard Mofe-Damijo, and Ovation TV presenter, Daala Oruwari, will compere the event.
In a press statement released in Lagos on Thursday, Globacom said it was proud to sponsor the carol for the second year running.
“We are delighted to associate with the Ovation Carols again this year to further our support for African musical culture. We acknowledge the Yuletide as a period of mirth and celebration and a time to employ music as a tool of appreciation to God for preserving mankind. We will therefore be rewarding our loyal subscribers with special invitations to the event to savour the sublime menu of fun, music and laughter in continuation of our culture of appreciating our stakeholders in this season of goodwill,” the company said.
Globacom promised Nigerians a memorable night of praise and entertainment with a rare blend of carols, pop, rock and blues, electro and hip-hop, adding that it would the perfect way to kick off the Christmas celebrations.
The organisers of Ovation Carols said the event would also be used to celebrate King Sunny Ade’s 70th birthday. The US band, Cameo is expected to bring back old memories with songs such as “Attack Me With Your Love”, “Cameosis”, “Real Men… Wear Black”, and “Thank God it’s Friday”.