Nokia Don’t Break The Beat Rocked The Coal City

A cross-section of the audience

Nokia Don’t Break the Beat, last week hosted close to 100 upcoming rappers at the delectable Nondon Int’l Hotel, Enugu. These rappers were put through several hours of battles in over 254 punch lines, from which 16 finalists were selected to compete at the Enugu final. The final produced 4 winners – Emperor Trench, from  Port Harcourt, Rover Dot Com, Chicagoo (Ibo Rapper) and Eclipse, who would be put to a final test at the Grand Finale in Lagos on April 28th, 2012.

Notable star performers at the event were Ice prince, Phenom, Jaiye, DJ Mekzy, Me’mo, Muna and Edges, an Enugu based music group. Me’mo took the crowd by surprise in a storm entry that froze the audience all through his performance. Jaiye, the Keyterist also thrilled the audience with his instrumental performance of Flavour’s hit track – ‘Ashawo’ and P-Square’s rave hit, ‘Chop my money’ which the audience sang along to. The Nokia Don’t Break the Beat hit song was recited by Phenom before Ice Prince brought the event to an end with his hit song ‘Oleku’.

Abuja Regional Final is on Friday, March 30th, 2012 at Tiffany Gardens by 5pm. Please go to for information on location close to you. You can also join the audience in any of the locations and stand a chance to win fantastic prizes.

A contestant challenging his opponent
At arrival
Audience Challenge
Audience in the Asha mood
Audience trying to catch a glimpse of Ice Prince
Crowd voting against a contestant
DJ on the wheels of steel
Edges - Enugu Artistes
Emperor Trench waking up to the challenge
Enugu chicks
Enugu cool guys
Enugu Dudes
Enugu folks
Excited audience
Fun all the way
High on Asha
Enugu folks
Ice Prince...put your hands up
Ice-Prince bonding with the audience
Jaiye keying Muna
Jide of Nokia flagged by Henry of EXP and a colleague
Jide of Nokia presenting an Asha phone to a winner in the audience
Jide of Nokia presenting an Asha phone to a winner
Judge amused by a contestant
L-R 4 Finalists with Muna(Emperor Trench, Rover Dot Com, Chicagoo & Eclipse)
Muna & Nokia Activators
Muna breaking the ice
Muna encouraging a contestant
Muna with some conestants at arrival
Muna, the host
Phenom performing
Rover Dot Com and Eclipse
Some cute guys at the event
Some Dudes at the event
The Asha mood
The Judges - Alex, Rogba & Ayo Sonaiya