Togo iconic footballer, Emmanuel Sheyi Adebayor pulled off a successful concert over the weekend which was headlined by Nigeria music sensation-Wizkid.
The concert attracted thousands of people who defied a heavy downpour that preceded the charity concert dubbed ‘SEA Youth Festival’ at the national stadium in Lome, the capital of Togo.
Togolese artistes such as Dieudonne Willa and Serge Baynand pumped the required adrenaline into the crowd as they screamed for more.
Ghana’s Bisa Kdei received a rousing welcome when he took his turn to literally shake the crowd. The audience, albeit their lack of fluency in the lyrics of the song still sung out loudly in the most passionate way. Ghanaian comedians Funny Face and Great Salinco joined Bisa on stage to support the ‘Metanfo’ hit maker.
Lola Rae, a British born Ghanaian singer made a cameo appearance on stage when she performed a beautiful track with Bisa Kdei.
The audience went gaga when the MC introduced Wizkid. The 24 year Nigerian,real name-Ayode Balogun lived up to the hype and gave a stellar performance to delight of his fans. He performed a wide range of music from his repertoire, backed by a well-coordinated band.
In the spur of the moment, Wizkid stopped his performance and demanded his fans to get closer to him because ‘he couldn’t feel them.’ That was when hell broke loose. The crowd sprang forward as though they have been hypnotized and in the process heckled some journalist who were standing right in front of the podium. The security men made matters worse when they started wiping people to stay put.
Notwithstanding this, the show was a huge success and Adebayor, the former BBC and African footballer of the year mounted the stage to thank the crowd in his native language. The after party continued in Adebayor’s plush residence (a state of the art club in his house) where Ghana’s captain Asamoah Gyan made a surprise appearance.
Photos from the Emmanuel Sheyi Adebayor (SEA) Youth Festival in Togo will be published soon…
The SEA Foundation was initiated by Adebayor to empower the underprivileged in the society, starting from Togo.
The foundation also embodies discovery of talents and a catalyst to spur the young ones to greater height.
### The concert took place at Stade Municipal De Lome which preceded a soocer and fun games at the Marcelo beach the previous day.