By AzukaÂ Ogujiuba
The African Artists Foundation, Victoria Island Lagos, was filled to capacity, recently, as retro-contemporary afro music artist, Ibejii, dazzled the audience at his maiden headline concert, â€˜The Ibejii Live Experienceâ€™ (TILX).
The concert, which was infused with cocktails created from the big bold flavours of premium scotch Johnnie Walker, brought together lovers of alternative music from across the diverse demography of Lagos society, in a serene atmosphere, where they were regaled by tunes that fused the old and the contemporary, delivered live by the crooning, mysterious and enigmatic lover man, Ibejii.
From his ensemble, to his music and style of delivery, concertgoers couldnâ€™t get enough of the artist who, in only two years in the Nigerian music industry, has already distinguished his craft.
To add further to an already packed and extraordinary experience, renowned singer and composer, Brymo, made a surprise appearance in support of TILX.
Ibejii and the â€˜Araâ€™ crooner dazzled the audience as they jointly performed â€˜Alaigboranâ€™, a retro-track off Ibejiiâ€™s maiden album, GreenWhiteDope001.
Brymoâ€™s show atÂ Â TILX was presumably return favour for Ibejiiâ€™s stellar performance at Brymoâ€™s own jaw-dropping concert at Terra Kulture Lagos last December, where a then freshly unveiled Ibejii held the huge concert audience spellbound with his sterling performance as guest artiste.
Guests at TILX were also serenaded by the exceptional performances of alternative music artistes, â€˜Dwin the Stoic, Celeste Ojatula and the hugely talented performer, Aduke.Â
Slim & Chika, the dance artistes, warmed up the evening with their highly choreographed dance repertoire.Â
The Ibejii Live Experience is a festival to celebrate those who, like Ibejii, choose to indulge in music that is pure and true, and slightly different from the mainstream. #TILX will be an annual event, holding each year on Democracy Day.