The coca-cola shindig – all the performances were SPOT ON! BANKY W ON POINT, EL – DEE ON POINT, KEL OVER ON POINT (costume and backup dancers) and MI was amazing. I was a little angry because I felt cheated. This artist come to Abuja often enough and perform at shows and concert and never have I had it so good, but then it hit me, The Audience Was Cheering and Singing along. And I remembered that Appreciation can bring out the very best in anybody. And that’s one of the things we lack in Abuja.
I imagined the same event happening in Abuja, first of all, people will trickle in one by one at any time they like and act like their being at the event is a huge favor to the organizers, then we stood for 3 hours ‘no seats?’ they will grumble all night, forgetting that it’s a concert. When the performances start, people will just watch their fav artiste sing their heart out with a ‘practiced bored’ expression and no matter how seasoned an artist is, the lack of appreciation does a lot to lower their moral and kill their ginger.
In Abuja, we complain all the time about boredom, yet its funny how people come from out of town and have a blast. It’s the mind set really, if you want to have fun, you have to let yourself go and open your mind to having fun.
Well im back to my comfort zone, back to work and back to the town where taxi drivers actually know their way around the town.
P.S it wouldn’t have been fun without you guys. Thanks.