After raising the roof off Calabar two weeks ago, Nigeria’s largest music festival sponsored by Star lager, Star Music Trek moved on at the weekend to Abakiliki, Ebonyi State with an action-packed night of fun and music. Boasting a lineup of artistes including Cynthia Morgan, Burna Boy, DJ Neptune, DJ Snoop Da Damaja, MI Abaga, Lafup and Naeto C. The show was an unmatched night of fun. With the entire city already at a halt ahead of the show, the show kicked off at 7.00pm at the Abakaliki Township Stadium which was filled to capacity. A number of local artistes from Abakaliki were given the opportunity by Star Lager to perform to a large audience and make their dreams come true in keeping with this year’s Trek theme, “My Superstar Story.”
The excitement at the stadium grew bigger as the expectant crowd jostled for a glance at red-haired dancehall phenomenon Cynthia Morgan, who continued from where she left off the previous week at Calabar. After performing her catalogue of hit tracks, she invited fans onstage to join in her performance of her new track Come And Do.
Naeto C performed his hits Ten Over Ten, 5 & 6, Helele, I Gentle, and Tony Montana, to the delight of the mammoth crowd. Following his performance.
The crowd was further entertained by a vigorous performance from Burna Boy who kept the crowd moving in his characteristic manner.
Tony One Week
Tony One Week made a surprise appearance that threw the stadium into a frenzy. The immaculately dressed singer-turned-politician who was last seen on a Trek stage in 2014 fed the crowd with performances of his songs Gyrate and Ife Dinma.
MI Abaga took the stage with energetic performances of Action Film, Anoti, Nobody Test Me, Over Killing, Beef, Number One, Bad Belle, Bullion Van and Nobody. He then made a female fan’s night by inviting her onstage and singing a love song to her.
Just as it was in Calabar, the best was saved for last as Wande Coal rounded up the evening with energetic performances of his songs from his debut album M2M such as Bumper To Bumper, Taboo, Pere, You Bad, as well as his newer materials like The Kick, Baby Hello and Wake Up. Backed up by DJ Neptune and DJ Snoop Damaja, the singer’s stellar performance left the crowd screaming for more as a long night of top-notch music finally drew to a close.
Corporate Media and Brand PR Manager, Nigerian Breweries Plc, EdemVindah commenting on the Abakaliki Trek had this to say:
“We saw how much fun everyone had here tonight, and we ourselves had a wonderful time. This is what Star is all about at the end of they day. We represent celebration and inspiration and this is what Star Trek has transmitted for so many years. It is a thing of pride to be able to take this message all over the country and also to interact with the fan base of these artists. We love it, the artistes love it, their fans love it – it is a win-win situation all round.
The nationwide concert tour, which has thrilled Nigerian music fans for almost twenty years, has consistently assembled Nigeria’s best artistes to entertain fans around the country and this year’s theme, “My Superstar Story” aims to inspire the youth to view their situations as a work in progress and to always keep their goals in mind. Following Abakaliki, the 2015 Star Music Trek will make the following stops: Awka on May 16, Markurdi on August 1, Sapele on August 8, Auchi on August 15, Ibadan on August 22 and Lagos on Aug 29.