Future’s First Concert in Nigeria: I Thought He was a Nigerian

Future’s First Concert in Nigeria: I Thought He was a Nigerian

A major highlight of the 2019 Christmas Holiday celebration tagged ‘Detty December’ and “Parte After Parte’; depending on what group you role with, was the number of headline concerts brought in by major brands in Nigeria. From Teni to WizKid, Davido, Burna Boy to Naira Marley; Lagosians had a swell time.

One of the concerts that caught my attention was Future’s concert which held on the 29th of December at Eko Hotel. I must confess, just looking at the ads on social media, I honestly thought this guy was a Nigerian. I had not heard of him prior to seeing the media campaigns, so when I was called to cover the event I had to do my research.

The first young person I asked laughed at me; in fact, he was almost rolling on the floor at my question. By the time he regained composure, he told me that Future was an American rapper, singer, songwriter and record producer. I then asked what kind of music he did; “Trap music” was the response I got.

Immediately this guy mounted the stage the whole place got electrified, Nigerians were singing and dancing to his music like they wrote the songs. Even when he told the crowd he was going to sing a track from his first album and did not thinking they would know it; all the audience needed was to hear the introductory music and they took over singing; Future was pleasantly surprised.

 

It was fun to be in such an audience, singing and dancing away with no care whatsoever; they enjoyed every second on the two hours Future was on the mic.

Other artistes were featured in the concert, most notable for me was Rema, who came in with a mask on; keeping the audience wondering who it was until he removed the mask.

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