Multiple Award-winning Recording Artiste, Nikki Laoye recently hosted a select group of fans, celebrities and friends to an intimate and cosy Album Listening/Video Release Party for her sophomore studio album The 123 Project (Deluxe Edition) and her smashing hot new video, African Dance. The event, which held at the prestigious FAB Lounge in Ikeja G.R.A. was powered by Girls Rock Africa (an initiative of Nikki Laoye) in conjunction with FAB Lounge and Praiseworld Radio (2014 Nigerian Broadcasters Merit Awards – “Best Online Radio Station”).
Hosted by Veteran Comedienne Mandy (who kept everyone in stitches for the duration of the event) alongside Praiseworld Radio CEO, Tola Omoniyi aka SpiceOnTheMic, the event kicked off with exciting solo performances by Sokleva (Rooftop Mcs), Xblaze , Base One and contemporary Inspirational artistes such as Giftberries, Provabs, C-Stas, Nolly and XL2Letters.
Comedians Open Teeth and Grand Komanda also took turns in dishing out rib-cracking jokes and kept the crowd thrilled all through the event.
The event provided a rare opportunity for Nikki Laoye’s fans and colleagues to experience the eclectic blend of Nikki’s music, as they were treated to electrifying performances of songs from the new album with the support of the Alien Nation Dance Team and some of the album’s featuring artistes including ace producer/artiste Xblaze, Baseone, Sokleva of Rooftop MCs and Presh P.
The eclectic singer/rapper kicked off her set with her catchy rap anthem “Cant Hold Me Down” to the delight of her fans and friends and then took the audience on a melodic journey as she performed acoustic versions of Only You, 123, Mighty God and Joy Comes as well as the hit dance numbers – “Taka Sufe” , “Your Number”, “Loyal” , “African Dance” and “123” alongside Xblaze, Baseone, Sokleva of Rooftop MCs and Presh P.
There were other guest performances by Giftberries, Provabs, CSTAS, Nolly and XL2Letters, who kept the crowd thrilled all through the event.
The singer officially launched her new album, The 123 Project (Deluxe Edition) which also features DJ Jimmy Jatt, Niyola, Karl Nova and further defined her musical territory to her fans – an eclectic mix in three main expressions of God, Love & Life, which incidentally forms the three chapters of the new album.
She also encouraged inspirational artists to make more music that deals with relationships and life issues as these are also important areas that need to be addressed in the daily life of an average Christian.
Some of the celebrities in attendance were Nollywood actresses Ufuoma Ejenobor and Kiki Omeili; musical artistes Capital F.E.M.I, Mike Abdul, Ibitayo Jeje, Onos, Monique, Gaise, Stan Iyke, Presh P, Afroholik; OAPs Sabina (Naija FM), Chris D Razor (Beat FM), Zoe (Nigeria Info), Gloria (VON), Bolanle Olukani (EbonyLife TV); also came to show their support for the multi-talented singer, Nikki Laoye.
The event was hugely supported by FAB Lounge, Praiseworld Radio, HipTV, X2D TV, Gosporella FM, TVC, DJ Gosporella, DJ A’cube, DJ Xpressit and many more.
Here are pictures from the event, as well as the captivating video African Dance by Nikki Laoye and Xblaze.