By Lasmo Mojokwu Markjohn Offor, Concert reporter
The singer BymO, christened “The Wizard” by Nigeria’s mainstream press, will headline the quarterly mini music carnival Afropolitan Vibes n Victoria Island this Friday (June 29) evening.
The audience is expecting that he would “kill it”.
“There is arguably no singer pushing the boundaries of art from within the country more than BrymO is right now”, reported the critic Chiagoziem Onyekwena in The Guardian last April. “The amount of thought that goes into the singer’s music is self- evident. From the titles, to the art direction, to the content and the eventual performances on stage, every piece fits into the bigger BrymO jigsaw puzzle that is being put together in front of our very eyes”.
BrymO shares the stage with Niniola, Ric Hassani, Adunni Nefertiti and the host band Bantu, led by Ade Bantu. The concert runs from 8pm to midnight this Friday June 29, 2018 at the Muri Okunola Park
Afropolitan Vibes is a live music concert series and annual music festival in Lagos, The country’s commercial and cultural hub. The show was created by Ade Bantu and Abby Ogunsanya in 2013 as a platform to showcase alternative music. The event moved to Muri Okunola Park on Victoria Island after it outgrew the space at the Freedom Park on Broad Street. The ambience at these Park performances is certainly the drawing card for the largely young, upmarket crowd.
It has been described by the 29 year old column Artsville as today’s equivalent of what it felt to be in Lagbaja’s Motherlan’ concerts from the early noughties to around 2007. Mr. Bantu features a diverse line up of artists with decent following; a healthy mix of conscious artists and peddlers of hip-hop jollof music.