On Friday 27th July 2018, in anticipation of the release of her latest project and extended play (EP); Chapter One, musician and singer Falana hosted guests to an evening of musical bliss at an exclusive listening concert at the upscale store ALARA in Victoria Island.
In her true fashion of sticking to her African roots and promoting her love for her Nigerian heritage, the artiste donned two outfits; she and her band wore custom made outfits by Orange Culture whilst she ended her night in a Maki Oh piece from ALARA. The colour red was seemingly the artiste’s choice of the night as both ‘homemade’ outfits were a fiery red which captivated the audience along with her statement shoes by Shekudo.
The event which was supported by ALARA and Belvedere was a huge success and a night to remember.
From the ornately decorated vintage Mercedes Benz owned by the legendary painter Ben Enwonwu strategically placed at the entrance to the mood lights coupled with Falana’s powerful voice and mind-blowing music.
The genius sound of Falana is the perfect blend of the old and the new- high life guitar riffs, amazing harmonies, distinct afro rhythm and powerful refined vocals. Her music took audiences on a journey blending contemporary sounds and truly compelling lyrics that promises to resonate with audiences upon release.
Guests were treated to delicious Belvedere cocktails courtesy co-sponsor ‘Belvedere’. The cocktails which were served throughout the night as guests listened eagerly and intently to the sounds of the talented musician.
Over the years, Falana electric performances have infused her unique style and elements of afro-pop into her music; this has enabled a favourable reception by the average Nigerian and the Nigerian music scene, steadily penetrating the global music market with excellent reviews from Vogue and The Coveteur.
Falana took the audience on a roller coaster ride, unearthing different emotions as she told her story of perseverance, love, patience and pain giving listeners an insight into how she produced tracks from the EP; the recording and selection process.
In all, it was an expository experience transcending listeners to another dimension with her depth and versatility. Her performance left listeners craving more of her unique sound demanding an encore, which she delivered to thunderous applause.