The Governor of Benue State, Gabriel Suswan is leading all sons and daughters of Tivland including Senate President David Mark, Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Mike Aondoakaa and other dignitaries to Abuja on December 13, 2009 in celebration of Zaaki Azzay, a son of the soil who has made a mark in the music industry.
An indigene of Vandikya Local Government Area of Benue State, Zaaki, who raps in Hausa, embraced the limelight in the mid-1990s with his hit song, Marry Am and since then hasn’t looked back. In fact, he’s been waxing stronger with hit after hit including Loaded (1995), Black Gold (1996), Kakaaki (1998), My Millennium (2000), Thank You God (2001), I’m Chosen (2003) Zaaaaaaaki (2006) and Speed, his latest effort that is currently ruling the airwaves.
Speed is what the crème-de-la-crème of Benue and other parts of the country will be gathering to unveil at the Ladi Kwali Hall, Sheraton Hotel, Abuja next month. According to Zaaki, it will be a day of fun and undiluted entertainment as other top rated artistes will be joining him to thrill the guests.
He says: “I am the artiste being honoured but I have decided to invite my friends and colleagues to come and celebrate with me. I will be performing along side Timaya, Faze, Sty-Plus, Dare Art Alade, Eldee the Don, Brackets, Adewale Ayuba and Omawunmi. While Bisi Olatilo will compere the show, comedians like Gandoki, Said Mohammed, Francis Duru, Koffi and Seyi Law have agreed to deliver rib-cracking jokes on that day.”
Blockbuster learnt that Minister of Information, Dora Akunyili, Plateau State Deputy Governor, Polyn Tallen, philanthropist, Rochas Okorocha, Senator George Akume, Senator Akagerger, EFFC boss, Farida Waziri, NAFDAC DG, Paul Orhide, Mohammed Abacha and Aishat Babangida have assured Zaaki of their presence on the occasion.