For residents of Benue State, Nigeria, there could have been no better way to end the year 2010 than to storm the Aminu Isah, Kontagora Arts Theatre Complex, venue of the ‘Christmas Live In Benue’ show and watch some of their favourite stars perform.
‘Christmas Live In Benue’ which started with red carpet where dignitaries, guests and celebrities took pictures and mingled was by every definition a first class event. The event was also a sort of home coming for popular and award winning musician, Terry G whose performance that night was his first in Benue, his state of origin.
As expected of events sponsored by the Love Idoko led Dream Pointers Limited, the event gave up coming artists opportunities to express
their talents, home based stars like comedian batty boy, Chuks and artistes like B Sleenga, Da izo and others. These upcoming stars were right on point with their performances that set the tone for what should be expected that night.
Coming after the upcoming acts were the main acts of the night, Banky W and Terry G with Banky W being the first to mount the stage. As expected, ladies couldn’t help but scream at the mention of the ladies’ man name; and the handsome musician did not disappoint, he was right on point with his performance with songs like ‘Capable’, ‘Strong thing’ and ‘Lagos Party’.
Banky W soon gave way to Terry G, and Terry’s acceptance was wild and ecstatic and many who thought the rebranding project of the musician would have made him shed some of the energy he displays on stage but the act was far from it as he held guests spellbound in his usual energetic stage performance. Guests couldn’t have enough of him with his hit tracks like ‘Ginja Seduction’, ‘Free Madness’, ‘Bad bele’, ‘Riding with my boo’ and others that he performed that night.
Speaking on the event, Love Idoko said ‘I’m very happy with the success of the event it has proven that it is not only our free shows that can have large acceptance and turn out, from what I saw at the ‘Christmas Live In Benue’, residents of Benue state have come of age entertainment wise”.
A history of successful entertainment programs held in the state include the Democracy Day Concert 2009 and 2010 edition, Benue Night of Music and Comedy, Benue Music Festival, Naija @ 50 live in Benue and featured notable stars like 2 face, 9ice, Wande Coal, Djinee, Gordons, I go Die, J Martins, Basket Mouth and so many others. All of these events was organised by Love Idoko led Dream Pointers Limited, the same company putting together ‘Christmas live in Benue’.