The Indoor sports hall of the University of Lagos was a beehive of heightened performances by Nigeria’s hip hop super stars as well as the huge turnout of students to round up the thrilling Tuface and friends campus connect tour sponsored by Amstel Malt, the premium low sugar malt drink from the stable of Nigerian Breweries plc which played host to Nigerian’s Afro hip hop singing sensation, Innocent Ujah Idibia, popularly called Tuface, and other talented musicians.
The Campus Connect gig train which was received in Benin City, Port Harcourt, Enugu and Abuja had several budding and notable artistes thrilling their fans. They include: Ranson, Money B, Hype M.C, Efa, Young Grace, 2Sec, Rocksteady, Damy Crane, Sheyi Shay, Rough Coil, Vector, Solid Star, Phyno, Sound Sultan and the winner of Amstel Malta Show time in 2012, Same .
Music lovers in Lagos got more than they bargained for as these music acts offered interactive music renditions which drew endless applause and joyful moments from them. The mammoth crowd, comprising students from University of Lagos, Yaba College of Technology, Lagos State Polytechnic and Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education Lagos defied the heavy downpour to enjoy music performance by Tuface and friends.
Speaking on behalf of the Brand Manager, Amstel Malta, Miss Hannatu Ageni Yusuf expressed her appreciation for the impressive turn out and the outstanding musical performances. “Amstel Malta has always championed and advanced the course of youths by encouraging them to be the best that they can be. Tonight’s performance is also a clear demonstration of being able to connect to the University students and the good people of Lagos”.
She added that “The Amstel Malta brand has a penchant for promoting good values in the youths in a bid to chart a good course for Nigeria as a nation. TuFace and his friends have been awesome and Amstel Malta, the low sugar premium brand from Nigerian Breweries is indeed delighted to be associated with them”.
She promised that the next edition will be bigger and more exciting as the team will do a proper analysis to adjust and add on some ideas to create that moment of interaction with Nigerian hip hop stars and the students.
The audience received Tuface with uncontrollable chants of excitement. Apart from churning out some his iconic music tracks, TuFace also pepped up his performance with a repertoire of chorographers while he perfected the act of singing as well as skilfully manoeuvring his lanky gait. With cans of Amstel Malta in their hand, Tuface proved to his fans for the umpteenth time why he is unarguably one of Nigeria’s hottest musical exports to the global scene.
The crowd cheered endlessly as 2Face recreated his popular tracks with improvisations. Tracks such as ‘For instance’, ‘Bush meat’, ‘Nfana Ibaga’, ‘U no holy pass’, ‘See me so’, ‘No shaking’, ‘Enter the place’, ‘Implication’, and his hit track from his recent‘ Away and Beyond’ album tagged ‘Ihe neme’. Certainly, TuFace backed by his friends lived up to his billing as one of Nigeria’s top acts, he also provided the undergraduates with the opportunity to be the best they can be.