Olamide’s ‘big man’s’ performance at One Lagos Fiesta



Celebrated rapper, Olamide, again joined other stars to welcome Lagosians into the New Year on Tuesday dawn as he mounted the stage at the Atlantic City/Victoria Island venue.

His presence was a big plus as his fans were eager to see him.

Interestingly, some observers had feared he might not be part of the feast this year based on the recent political happenings in Lagos.

Olamide was known to be dear to Governor Akinwunmi Ambode’s heart and he practically became the governor’s number one artiste in his  first three years in office. But when politics changed colour and adversity came the way of the governor, Olmide surfaced on ‘the other side’.

During the primary contest between Ambode and the eventual winner, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the artiste was visibly on the other side, to the extent that he performed during Sanwo-Olu’s unveiling. Tongues had thus wagged right and left, making some think that Olamide might not be part of the OLF. But there he was on Victoria Island rocking life with Lagosians, including Ambode, who attended the finale with several dignitaries. Interestingly, the All Progressives Congress has overcome the division, with Ambode again selling the Sanwo-Olu candidacy at the event.

And Olamide’s performance? Modest. Unlike a Seun Kuti who really rocked the stage and ‘shook tables’, all he did was mime to some of his songs. He cruised in, cheered up the crowd who  chanted his lines with him and  soon left the stage as solo as he came. His outing was indeed a big man’s performance – far from an artiste still hustling for fame.



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