Monday, October 26, 2009
STARS ON PARADE.......
El Dee the Don has a Masters degree in Architecture! Woow! And we thought all artistes are dropouts??? We like forming that we don’t enjoy the idea of celebrity, but all that was thrown to the winds this weekend when the royalty of the music industry stormed Abuja for the face off 09 basketball match. I love my job. I told myself I was going to have a good laugh at the celebs making a big fools of themselves and maybe see who has 6packs and who doesn’t, but to my surprise and delight, they actually know a thing or two about the sport, at least some of them. But truth is I was gunning for MI and he so did not disappoint. He scored about 3 baskets for his side and even when they played with the veteran(and were flogged) he showed himself worthy, not surprising seeing that he got his college education from Michigan state in the US of A where sports is encouraged alongside education.
The crowd was excited, and even the 3 hours we were kept waiting did not matter anymore when the roll call of celebs in the house was unleashed. Even they had the opportunity to know their level of appreciation by the sound of the cheers and going by that measurement I can confidently say, jesse jags is on his way to the top going by the appreciation he got when his name was announced. But 2baba is still the king, any day. He wasn’t even introduced, he walked in a bit late, people sighted him and just started screaming……..lol, I was amazed, well not really its Tuface afterall.
Pretty boys Banky W and Ebuka tormented their opponents, so did Sound sultan. I did not understand 9ice outfit, he had a whole out fit under his jersey and shorts, well people took notice so I guess he knew exactly what he was doing. The brothers peter and paul who make up P-Square came in with a back flip –now those are entertainers. Wande Coal tried and tried and tried and still couldn’t make one basket, well at least he can make hits, that will do for us. We also had Sasha, Kel, Denrele, Kaffy, Noble, AY the comedian and a couple others on the pitch.
Zeal was quite the ajebota oh, but Shifi held it down for the Abuja front oh so did the Gangster Kiss Fm bigz boy, GANG. An interesting Debut happened that night. A mic was tossed to Mr Eddie Madaki and he did a fantastic job compeering the event alongside Veteran broadcaster, Gang. If u read this, I have 6 words for you ‘YOU are in the wrong JOB’. your calling is in entertainment, looking forward to more from you.
To end the night, the basketball veterans were invited to play ball with the celebs, and that is where the real laughs began. They were making 3 points baskets and the stars were hopeless and helpless and even a bit star struck. At the end of all this I realized that form as we form we love our stars, everyone came forward to take pictures of or with the stars and there has been an influx of this pictures on face book since then. Well that’s the night in brief, thanks Soundcity and Smirnoff ice, we had fun.
(I was privileged to chat with most of the artiste and I will be publishing celebrity trivia later)
P.S Look out For ACE and ICEPRINCE their performances were spot on although MI almost stole iceprince thunder a lil bit...